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My Soul to Lose | [Rachel Vincent]

My Soul to Lose

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.
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Publisher's Summary

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.

She tries to convince everyone she's fine - despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream that comes burbling up again and again.

Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

A digital-only prequel to Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series.

Read an exclusive essay about this series and learn more about Rachel Vincent.

©2009 Rachel Vincent; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    brenty United States 04-11-10
    brenty United States 04-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A beautifully crafted vignette!"

    I'm not sure what other reviewers were expecting when they downloaded this free, two hour short story. I began listening with no expectations whatsoever, without even having read the description (free is free, after all) and was enrapt, start to finish.

    For such a short piece, a great deal of care goes into developing the main character and her relationships with those close to her. The author doesn't beat you over the head with it, but uses a delicate touch, which may be unsatisfying for certain types of people.

    This is an absorbing, brilliantly executed portrait of a teenage girl in situation that would be, for anyone, strange to say the least. To complain that she seemed 'whiny' is to miss the point entirely -- a failure of imagination, at best. In her shoes, the rest of us would likely fare as well.

    Much to my delight, this is merely a prologue of sorts to an ongoing series by the author, and I will be purchasing subsequent books on the authority of this work alone.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 07-17-13
    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 07-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)

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    "Its Free! and gets you hooked on new series!!"

    Win/ win, I loved this small prequel, its under 2 hours and free! it gives you a taste of a beginning of a new series without sacrificing a credit or money. I loved it, I was hooked the whole time and then bought the first 3 books in the series. Who doesn't like a story about a misunderstood teenage girl coming into her paranormal powers, its right up my ally.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-08-12
    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

    Making the world better one review at a time.

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    "It gave me a creepy Twilight Zone feeling..."

    During a panic attack she has at the mall, teenager Kaylee claws her throat raw in an effort to stop screaming. This extreme reaction lands her in the local psychiatric ward, where she is under careful observation by doctors and family alike. The reader is given the sense that there is more to Kaylee's panic attacks - and subsequent screaming - than there appears.

    This piece is a prequel to Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series, but it is strong enough to stand on its own. An ideal reader will buy the rest of the series to find out just what is behind these panic attacks that haunt Kaylee. I may just buy the series myself. This piece of writing moved me. When the eerie music began to play at the end of the story, it gave me a creepy Twilight Zone feeling that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. To evoke that kind of reaction means the writer did her job well.

    One small complaint....Kaylee kept talking about her "jaws." She mentioned her "jaws" at least twice if not three times. I didn't realize humans had more than one jaw. Perhaps I will google this and find that I am wrong, but as of this writing I believe I am right, so the "jaws" thing really bugged me.

    Overall a worthwhile read, whether you plan to finish the series or not. Since this story is available for FREE, you have no excuse not to download it and enjoy the listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joie California 10-21-09
    Joie California 10-21-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Prologue"

    This book doesn't stand on it's own and would have been much better as a prologue in My Soul to Take. I rated it high because it is a great prologue which explains much of what happens in My Soul to Take and am very glad that I read it first.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-14
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2012

    Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!

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    "What a teaser!"

    This is a short story about a girl who sees gray fog around people that she believes are going to die. When she feels the fog coming all she can do is scream. Unfortunately one of these screaming fits happened in the middle of sears and she is committed because of it....but she finds some answers in the psych ward.

    I admit I only got this book because it was narrated by Amanda Ronconi, she is GOOD! But I'm intrigued enough to download book 1 and see where this goes. Is this chick just crazy, is she a grim reaper and doesn't know it, I want to know why she has to scream.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Salt Springs, FL, United States 02-21-12
    Donna Salt Springs, FL, United States 02-21-12

    I am a parent that likes to know what my kids are reading!! Simply don't have the time to read and have a 2 hour commute everyday.

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    "Great for a free download..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It is worth listening to.. Free is always great!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rachel Vincent? Why or why not?

    No. I gave her a try. There are way too many books out there for me.


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s voice?

    The only reason I continued to listen was the narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorie Sarnia, ON, Canada 08-18-10
    Lorie Sarnia, ON, Canada 08-18-10
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    "Great Story :)"

    This was the first book I downloaded and listened to, and I was not disappointed. The writing is clear and concise and keeps you wanting to hear more. And there were some bits that had me giggling, too, even though this was supposed to be a mystery/suspense/thriller novel. My only gripe is that it ended too soon (for me) - but I guess that's just to make you want to read/listen to the other 2 books :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa United States 11-30-12
    Lisa United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

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    "Nice introduction into the Series."
    If you could sum up My Soul to Lose in three words, what would they be?

    This is a must read if you are going to read the series. Read this book first so the rest of the series makes sense. It's a great backstory.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kaylee and Em.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series and I am glad I bought the series. I am definitely going to read and re read these books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 02-24-10
    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 02-24-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Creepy!"

    Ok, I thought the prologue was good, but it made my skin crawl, and I doubt I could listen to the whole book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 07-03-14
    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't wait to start listening to the series!"
    Would you listen to My Soul to Lose again? Why?

    This book was the pre-quel so no probably not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery of her "powers"


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings me time to do the dishes and clean my house while listening instead of sitting on the couch reading it myself! Lol so I wouldn't experience a clean house


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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