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….
“You two are cracked,” Tod snapped.
My smile widened. “Says the undead man in love with the soulless pop star.”
After such a strong start with My Soul to Take, I was quite disappointed in this book. I really didn’t enjoy the main story in My Soul to Save. Honestly, except for one scene that happens at the end of the book, I’m not even convinced this book even needs to be read for the second half of the series. This book was boring, unnecessary, and did I say boring already?
The story is very simple. It is your classing “famous person sold their soul to the devil to become a star” story. The only difference, I guess, with this one is that they are all child stars, under some Disneyesque corporation. All those “out of control child actors”? Yeah, they’ve sold their souls and that is why.
It doesn’t help that this is a classic example of why I do not particularly care for young adult series. It is the same old teenager who wants to be an adult so much, but they’re still children story. They’re too young and inexperienced to realise they are not, in fact, adults. When they get into trouble, they still try to do everything by themselves, without getting help from those more experienced. Not even just their parents, from anyone. At all. They’re determined to handle this themselves. This type of story tends to get on my nerves.
Kaylee and Tod are a horrifying duo in My Soul to Save. Not a single thought of self preservation among the two. These two should not be left alone together, for fear they eradicate each other by “trying to do the right thing”. On the other side, Nash is pretty much the soul voice of reason in this entire book. He is the one trying to urge everyone to drop this insane task that is quite literally impossible. They just don’t listen. I really love the interactions between the three characters, though!
Despite being so disappointed in this book compared to the last, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. This may be because I know exactly what is going to happen, and that was the part I was looking forward to reading, anyway.
To read more reviews for this series, check out the Soul Screamers series page!