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....
SOUL SCREAMERS: The last thing you hear before you die
©2009 Rachel Vincent; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the first one, and I was not disappointed!
I am in my 30's, and though this is for YA readers, I really enjoyed it. There is some of the expected teenage angst/lust etc, but it's not over the top. :)
What I have really enjoyed is the plot of each book - I don't want to give anything away, but Rachel Vincent really has put together a storyline that is quite different from other supernatural Sci Fi... if you are a little tired of vampires, witches, and were's, then you need to listen to these!
Can wait for the next one!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Adventurous, creative, fun. (With a dash of sexy)
Cannot wait to get on with the next book!
Kaylee Cavanaugh is a banshee. That means when someone dies, she screams uncontrollably. So how come when she and her boyfriend, Nash, are at a rock concert and the pop star falls down dead before them, Kaylee doesn't scream? Maybe because the pop star had no soul? Looks like someone is convincing teenagers to sell their souls for fame and fortune and Kaylee is caught in the middle and the only way to get out is to travel to the Netherworld.
I really enjoy this series of books. They're fun, easy to listen to and a bit captivating. The author does a good job of selling her story and making me want to keep listening to it. They're narrated by Amanda Ronconi and she does a wonderful job reading the books. Her voices are convincing and believable and she seems to capture the attitude and voice nuances of teenagers.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I really enjoyed the prequel and the first book. With the second book I seemed to have lost my desire to finish the series. This is a good story but it feels like it might be a downward spiral from here. I’m seeing more teenage angst, jealousy and annoying side of ‘am I good enough? / why me?” from Kaylee that isn’t endearing her to me. For an unknown reason I don’t really like her boyfriend Nash. Although I love to read many different genres, this book might just be too much of a teenage book for me. Amanda Ronconi is great as always.
I'm glad I listened to it, but I wouldn't listen to it again, I would read the back of the book to refresh my memory.
I liked Todd the best, I'm hoping Kaylee and Todd get together. He seems like a better guy than Nash.
I LOVE Amanda Ronconi!!!!
The price of fame
I thought it was a good 2nd book and I very much enjoyed the new characters.
Copy and Pasted from My other review of another Book in the series
This book series falls under supernatural, with out being "same stuff, different day". There's alot of fun in it and Vincent created a world that you can get lost in... Probably a series for younger readers and maybe a little geared for the female reader, never the less... I, a 30 y/o male, read&listen to a wide range of SiFi/Fantasy: from Harry Potter to Interview with a Vampire to Harry Dresden. I enjoy this and It's something other then twilight to share with my 14y/o sister.
Amanda Ronconi is amazing and brings the characters and the world to life for me.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Banshee's are cool.
Oh the whole Netherworld part. Would love to see it in a movie!
Yup and I pretty much did!
I downloaded it immediately after finishing the first book. I'm really glad I did. This book was much better in my opinion!
Don't know didn't read the printed version.
It's different at least for me. I don't usually go in for the YA stuff.
I love them all. She does a great job!!!!
I would like to have but I usually listen while in my car or riding my bike.
I enjoyed this 2nd (or 2nd and a half) story in this series. I don't typically go in for the YA stuff but I find the story interesting and I love ALL the characters, even some of the bad guys. I also love the reader. She does a wonderful job. Can't wait to listen to the next one.
also writing as Evelyn Vaughn
I am seriously getting addicted to Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series (this is book 2). The writing voice (and the reader's) work wonderfully to portray a teenager struggling with curfews, a new boyriend, bonding with her once absentee dad... and learning her abilities as a banshee. I especially appreciated all the little bits of "stage business" -- the color of some balloons, the cut of a new coat -- that helped me visualize the story all the better. A solid read!
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