Title: My Soul to Lose
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publication Year: 2009
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
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. Everyone thinks she’s crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities….
When I started reading this novella, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. It was just a series that I found while browsing the public library website. I’d never heard of it before. But I figured that I’d give it a shot, and since I enjoyed Reaper, I kept going.
I liked the character of Kaylee, but didn’t particularly like those around her. I spent most of the time I was reading feeling incredibly frustrated. I know that’s the point – and Vincent does a great job of creating that emotion in the reader – but I’m glad that there was another book to read right afterwards to kind of replace that uncomfortable feeling. My Soul to Lose is definitely a good jumping-off point for the series.