Review: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) – Rachel Vincent

Posted 1 May, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments

Review: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) – Rachel VincentWith All My Soul by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #7
Published by Harlequin Teen on 26 March 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase

4 Stars

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...

With All My Soul wraps up the Soul Screamers series pretty neatly, actually almost a little bit too neatly for my taste. I really loved this whole series, but some of the things that happened in With All My Soul just seemed a little like the easy way out when it comes to resolving some problems, and not actually telling enough of the planning to the readers. I’m sure the plan was to sweep us off our feet with Kaylee’s courage and smarts, but I ended up feeling a little bit cheated in the very end.

As I said, everything gets neatly wrapped up, and while I get why Kaylee did what she did to save people, I guess I kind of wish the story would have unfolded a little bit differently. There was a lot less romance in With All My Soul, and I would have loved some more interactions and funny banter between the characters I’ve come to know and love over the span of a couple of years. The writing is flawless, though, and the excitement is ever-present. And Kaylee has grown a lot from the beginning of the series with My Soul to Take.

Of course, With All My Soul is definitely a must-read for all fans of the Soul Screamers series, and even for those readers who somehow haven’t stumbled on to this one yet, it’s a very well done YA series, with a different kind of paranormal, and while the characters are young, they are not annoying, and there are some parental figures around to try to keep them in line. I love the world-building in this series, and also the fact that it is different from my usual paranormal reads. The characters are all well fleshed out, from the cunning hellions to the soulscreamers, and I have enjoyed the ride a lot.

 “We’re not.” I smiled. I was proud of my plan, even if it still had a few kinks to work out. “You were right, – we can’t hurt them. But they can hurt one another. A lot, hopefully. Maybe they can even kill each other.”

“You couldn’t keep me out of this if you tried,” Sabine said. “This place is dull when there’s no evil afoot.” “When is that, exactly?” Tod gave her a sardonic grin, and Sabine returned it.

Tod laughed. He was always able to find humor in even the creepiest situations. I’d thought that was an undead thing, until I became a member of the undead. Then I realized it was a Tod-thing.

“Yeah.” Sarcasm dripped from the word as Tod pushed pale curls back from his face, and I could feel my own cheeks flame. “Not having to worry about teen pregnancy totally makes up for the fact that we’re dead.” His eyes flashed in anger, probably on my behalf. “Every time I think you’ve reached the pinnacle of insensitivity, you exceed your own reach.”

“And I happen to know there isn’t an appropriate thought running through your head right now. “Or any other time.”

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14 responses to “Review: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) – Rachel Vincent

  1. Great review Lexxie. I loved this series! It was one of my first reads on audio and I devoured it. I agree things wrap up really neatly, but I guess that’s what I ultimately wanted, so I was okay with that. And it wasn’t with out serious sacrifice from Kaylee, so that worked too. A definite favorite – I need to read more from Rachel Vincent.

    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun recently posted: Whisper Cape by Susan Griscom| Audio Review
    • I’m sure the Soul Screamers must have been awesome in audio, Berls, maybe I’ll check that out as well… I tend to stick with books I’ve actually already read for audios so far…

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Ooh, I’m sorry you were left feeling a bit cheated, Lex. I think I understand exactly what you mean though. I am glad that you enjoyed it though…I too, have enjoyed watching Kaylee grow over the course of the series. I adore Ms. Vincent’s writing and this series. I am looking forward to reading this last installment. 🙂 *big hugs*

    • It’s still a good ending to the series, though, Brandee. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too. Kaylee is a great heroine, and I love how different this series is.

      I am looking out for other books by Ms. Vincent, but so far I haven’t found any I haven’t read yet 😀

      *BIG HUGS*

    • Exactly, that’s always a plus. I hate having to be patient and wait for the next book in a series 😀
      Thanks for stopping by, Braine.

  3. I didn’t finish reading all of your review because the first paragraph piqued my interest in perhaps continuing with the series.

    I think I have read the first 4. The blurbs of the next couple revealed plot points that disappointed me – plus I didn’t have copies on hand anymore. 🙂

    Now I will have to search out the remaining few. Thank you for your review.

    Xyra recently posted: Farewell to Seven
    • Yeah, it’s a really good YA paranormal series. But hey, on the bright side: all the books have been released now 😉

      Thanks for stopping by, Lily.

    • The whole series is truly worth it, though, Jessica. I know what you mean, too… my kindle is filled with books I haven’t been able to get to yet 😀
      Thanks for stopping by.

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