Paperback: 384 pages
Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin (August 1, 2009)
Source: contest win
She doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next…
After several disappointing reads, this book restores my faith that there are still good books out there!
Kaylee is a likable character who isn’t sure what’s happening to her, and why she has uncontrollable urges to scream. She is a believable teenager, in that she jumps to conclusions without all the facts, is a little emotional, and just wants to fit in. I liked Nash, and thought he made a good boyfriend candidate for Kaylee. Best friend Emma seemed nice as well, but I’m a little suspicious of girls who are too pretty. *L*
All in all, thought this was an excellent start to a new YA series, and I enjoyed learning more about the Bean Sidhe (more commonly referred to as Banshees). Good characters, good plot, great writing…it’s a winner! And I’m definitely looking forward to My Soul to Save next year!