Rachel Vincent really delivers a unique and interesting story with this first installment of the soul screamers series. With a couple of banshees and a grim reaper in tow, these intrepid teens investigate untimely deaths of teenaged girls and the convoluted mystery leads back to an unexpected source. Unlike many amateur sleuths, this young soul screamer really cares about the fallen girls and doggedly pursues their killer.
Amanda Ronconi does a wonderful job voicing the characters. I loved her previous work as the southern voices in Molly Harper's vampire and werewolf series. In fact, I purchased this book because she was reading it. Excellent work, unique characterizations and a youthful tenor to the teens adds to the overall performance.
I find most books quite predictable but this story had a few twists I didn't expect and went in a different direction I found quite refreshing. I didn't realize it was a teen book but it was an easy read and despite some of the juvenile behaviors was enjoyable over all.
I think I might have liked this story better if I had read it instead of listening to the audible. The narrator was ok but nothing to write home about. I thought the story had good merit. It's something different when the market has been flooded with vampire and werewolf stories, but the main character kinda annoyed me up until the last few chapters when she actually got a back bone. She seemed very whiny and boy crazy in the first part of the book. I think the next book will be better because she has found out what she is and much of the extent of her abilities. It's a good read if you can get past her whiny attitude in the first part of the book.
Very good reading on behalf of Amanda Ronconi. She is consistant with her voices and gives voices that fit with the character.
The heroine is so-so. Her attitude makes her very seem self-centered and younger than her 15yrs. The rest of the Characters are good.
I did not realize this book was for a tweens...with that being said it is still a very good book. I think that it is very well written..Great listen.
This is the first book in the series, and I really loved it! There is a prequel to this book and I suggest listening to it first, it is free and only 2 hours. There are also three more books and a novella, which was amazing. I love the authors creativity in the world she created! If you liked Twilight, you will like these too. The fifth book doesnt come out until October, but I hope it wont be the last! Also loved the narrator, although her voice isnt as "beautiful" as Kaylees voice is supposed to sound in the book.
This is a delightful story with excellent narration, however, I must agree with another writer that this should be labeled a teen novel. I also understand that teenagers are often very insecure. But every other sentence of self deprecation became annoying. I stayed with it though, and all in all a very delightful story with characters I easily became fond of.
I really enjoyed this book. It had a great plot. There was a lot of unexpected twist. I would recommend this one. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
I thought this book was going in a totally different direction than it was. I was quite surprised with where it went. I loved it! The whole mystery with the plot kept me listening, and my facial expressions have convinced my roommate to have a go at the book as well. Well worth the money.
I don't think I would. This book is too "Whoa is me!" teen angst.
I think if she put more thought into the plot instead of just throwing the reader into the book and then added a little less teenage mush I feel that the book would have been better.
She did a fairly good job at giving the various characters a voice.
not really, I was really unimpressed by this book.
DOWN WITH TEEN ANGST!