Saturday, 5 September 2015

Review : With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

Summary : 

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has...

Review :

"Do you trust me, Tod?"
"With everything I have and everything I am. With all my soul." 

Why do such amazing series have to end? Why can't they just go and on forever?
I feel so lost now that there will be no more Kaylee, Tod,Nash,Sabine and all others. Over the past books I've come to care so much about these characters that it just doesn't feel right for the story to end. 
Over the past six books we’ve seen Kaylee go through it all: she’s loved, she’s lost, she’s fought, she’s even died. Avari has stopped at nothing in his obsessive pursuit of her soul, throwing the entire strength of the netherworld at the young bean sidhe and her loved ones. In this, the last of Rachel Vincent’s brilliant Soul Screamers series, Kaylee has had enough. She isn’t just going to get even; she’s going to get really really mad.

After her best friend Emma is forced to bury her old body and start her new life in another, Kaylee and team decide it’s time to turn the tables on the Hellions and try to beat them at their own game. What follows is a deadly battle of wills, as they attempt to act as bait. There is a real sense that this is the final battle and both teams are playing for keeps. It makes for intense reading, as one side seems to pull ahead only for it takes a completely different course.

Pacing of the book is intense, with bouts of action and huge amounts of tension. There are still moments of light humor, usual supplied by the brilliant back and forth of the group (in particular Sabine, I love that girl). There are some touching moments as relationships are mended and bridges rebuilt. I loved the direction Kaylee and Tod’s relationship took. It reaches new heights as he continues to be a constant source of support to her, especially in some of the darker moments.

The end was heartbreaking and so completely fitting for the characters and this series. It was with a heavy heart that I shut With All My Soul and said goodbye to these characters but it’s been one hell of a journey! This series will always be cherished.

Ratings : 5/5 Stars