Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can’t just pretend nothing happened. But “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary girl. She’s a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people’s fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn’t above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.
“Whoever said it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved was full of crap.”
This is such a better book than the last one. We’re almost back entirely to what I enjoyed in the start of the series, again!
Fair warning: I hated Kaylee in this book. So much. I just wanted to yell at her the entire time. She turns into a raging jealous monster. She is unwilling to take Nash back fully after he fucked up so hard in the last book, yet she is entirely unwilling to give him up to his ex. Nash isn’t much better, to be honest. He is lying to himself more than anything. I really hate this relationship this time around, when during my last reading I liked it. Everything about it seems to set my teeth on edge.
Sabine is probably the most honest person in this entire series. She doesn’t lie to herself or anyone else. All she cares about is getting Nash back. Her past sucks big time, and the only thing that has made her life worthwhile for a while now is that she had Nash. I really like Sabine because even though she is harsh on the outside, and frankly the inside, too, there is just something about her that is eminently likable. Also, there is Tod, who is probably the best character in this series. He makes the book worth it on his own.
The story is the best so far, since the first book in this series. We have elements from the second book here, where Kaylee’s teachers are dying and she wants to stop that from happening, even at risk to herself. There is also the fact Kaylee and everyone are incredibly, ridiculously unobservant and secretive. Half of this story is because they aren’t talking to each other about anything. I don’t really like any of the previously stated in this paragraph. But the story itself is much better.
This marks the end of the first part of the series. With a name change in the titles, there is a shift in the tone of the series, and it gets more focused. Get ready, because I am and I cannot wait!
To read more reviews for this series, check out the Soul Screamers series page!