When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...
This is the second book in Rachel Vincent’s addictive teen paranormal series about bean sidhes (banshees) and reapers, and it didn’t disappoint! Bean sidhes Kaylee and Nash are pulled into danger again when they discover that people are selling their souls for glory. When Nash’s reaper brother Tod learns that his ex has sold her own soul and faces an eternity of torture in the Netherworld, the three attempt to do the impossible and find her missing soul – without losing their own.
The world of the bean sidhes, reapers and the Netherworld is really well thought out, and I liked that we get a deeper insight into the world in this second novel. The Netherworld, a sinister place loosely connected to ours but inhabited by dangerous hellions and carnivorous plants, is especially well described. The characterisation is also strong, and Kaylee and Nash’s relationship and chemistry are well-established. But Tod has to be my favourite character. As a reaper he’s invisible to most people and can walk through walls, appear from nowhere at will – and has a terrible sense of timing!
The second book in the Soul Screamers series is just as good as the first – an engaging paranormal story with a fast-paced plot and endearing characters. A must for supernatural/urban fantasy fans!