Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Right now I feel like Rocky at the top of those steps in Philly. And not just because it is early in the morning and I am rocking a crewneck sweatshirt. It is because I feel like a champion who, against all odds, accomplished something big. I managed to finish the Soul Screamer series which are batshit cray cray 90% of the time (but I love Tod and Nash so I soldiered on.) Lets talk With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent!

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has...(GoodReads).

For the record every one of these covers hurts. While on vacation my mom literally said when she saw it "don't tell other people about this book." Not what I call a vote of confidence in my taste in books.
  • Originality: 5. Bean Sidhes started this whole mess, but Vincent has really not held back on types of paranormals. I guess this counts as original, but rest of the story lines involve v. mundane high school stuff. Bad teachers, proms, boyfriends, nasty ex-girl friends. 
  • Absurdity: 6. The Mortal Instruments film is getting flack for its 'everything and the kitchen sink' approach to paranormal mythology. This series is just the same. Hellions, alternate realms, banshees, immortality, resurrections like whoa AND nasty math teachers. It is all here friends, for better or worse.
  • Level of Paranormal Romance:10.  Reapers and bean sidhes in love, 4-eva. Immortal, beautiful and totally obsessed with each other. Reading to (LITERALLY) go to hell and back for each other. This is how paranormal romance is done. Crazy right up to the end.
  • Level of Harry-Potterness: 3. The thing I like best about these books is that they unfold over short periods of time. Usually, about a week. It keeps the plot moving and my interest! If you haven't experienced these books, at least read up until you can get a full sense of why Nash and Tod are some of the best high school crushes out there. Way to go, Kaylee.
If you want to know more, see our reviews of the Soul Singers series and book one, My Soul to Take.


  1. I've actually been thinking about reading these! And I LOVE the covers!!!!

  2. Ha, these books really do hit a new level of crazy, but TOD! And Nash! And, not gonna lie, Sabine is likely one of my favourite characters ever! Despite the crazy, I love this series.


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