I'm not sure what other reviewers were expecting when they downloaded this free, two hour short story. I began listening with no expectations whatsoe..Show More »ver, 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.
Kaylee Cavanaugh knows there is something wrong with her. Maybe she's even dying. She can definitely tell when people around her are about to die. Unf..Show More »ortunately, all she can do when she senses their imminent death is scream at the top of her lungs. And now, Kaylee's caught the attention of the hottest guy in school and she can't even enjoy it because teenage girls are dropping dead all around her. I won't go into exactly what Kaylee's powers are so that I don't spoil it for anybody who decides to listen.
I just finished listening to this book and really enjoyed it. It's definitely a teen book but it was fun. Once the story got to going, I wanted to sit in the driveway and keep listening to the book. It's narrated by Amanda Ronconi. She was fantastic. I think half of what made this such a good listen was her narrating skills.
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 ..Show More »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!
In this installment of the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, Kaylee and her boyfriend, Nash, discover that someone is selling demon's breath to..Show More » their fellow high school students as the newest and coolest drug. And, people are dying. Now, they're in a race to find the culprit before someone else dies. Not to mention that Kaylee's world gets shattered when things hit way too close to home and she's forced to make decisions no person should have to face.
I get more and more invested in these characters with every book. This one was my favorite of the books. Hopefully, Rachel Vincent does not intend on ending the series any time soon as I could easily pick up the next book and start listening right now. I think that Rachel Vincent does a very good job of developing the characters with each book. This time, I found myself wishing for something to happen that I never would have suspected but, alas, I can't tell you what that is or I might spoil things for somebody. Now, if somebody's read them and wants to talk, let me know. Oh, yeah, Amanda Roncini does an excellent job narrating as well.
Great novella to add to the Soul Screamers series but you should read this before book 4, My Soul to Steal.
..Show More »If you read My Soul to Steal first you are introduced to Sabine with no back story and it's hard to be sympathetic to that character. Reading Fearless first gives you a different perspective on her and may allow you not to see her as the heartless troublemaker she seems to be in My Soul to Steal. Which I read them in that order, instead it took me awhile to give Sabine a chance to be more than an thorn in Kaylee's side and an unnecessary distraction to Nash.
Yes, I loved the other three books, but the first half of this one is a heavy dose of emotional torture. The angst, jealousy, and fear is palpable an..Show More »d painful. I was ready to give up this series. Nash's xgirlfriend is a nightmare, literally, and I could have dealt with that if he wasn't such a royal pain in the butt as well. Even Todd is spouting crap disguised as wisdom. In the second half, the author lets us in on her clever little twist involving the Hellion of Envy, but by that time I almost didn't care anymore if Kaylee kept Nash or gave him up to Sabine and since that issue was never really resolved we have to wait for the next book.
Everything from the previous books comes together to make this Soul Screamers novel the best one yet. From start to finish it's packed with eyebrow-ra..Show More »ising action, heart-thumping emotion, and torturous suspense. If you've been following this series this is a must read!
This is a real emotional tear jerker. A lot of personal growth, simply brilliant! I can't wait to listen to this series all over again. Ronconi doe..Show More »s a perfect job and brings so many facets to the performance.
While I adore Amanda Ronconi as a narrator, she is firmly fixated in my mind as "Kaylee", so I kept forgetting I was listening to the story from the P..Show More »OV of Tod or Nash. I would have preferred a male narrator...the one who did Reaper would have been a good choice. I didn't deduct stars for this though, as I cannot fault the narration otherwise. The story was great, as I expected it would be...the whole series is fantastic.