Book Review: With All My Soul

With All My Soul CoverBook: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Published March 2013 by Harlequin Teen|Pages: 384

Where I Got It: E-book|Nook Store

Series: Soul Screamers #7

Genre: YA Paranormal

Goodreads|Rachel Vincent’s Website

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…

I am so sad that Soul Screamers is over!  I’ve really come to love this series, and With All My Soul is such a great ending for this series!  I wasn’t expecting to cry…but I did.  That ending really did me in…

Kaylee…I am so glad everything worked out okay.  For a while, I thought that things might end up going horribly wrong, and seeing her experience what she did made me cry.  While I’m not surprised Kaylee sacrificed herself, it was still so dang sad!  With All My Soul being YA, everything works out in the end, and all because of a well-worded negotiation.  Thanks to Ira, of course.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad things worked out because everyone deserved to have some peace from all of those hellions.

I love that Kaylee was willing to make such a big sacrifice in order for things to end.  Seriously.  For a page or two, things seemed so HORRIBLE, but I’m glad that there was a happy ending.  Everyone deserves the happiness that they seem to find, because they’ve had a rough time throughout the series, and it is SO NICE to see them have a more peaceful, normal life.

I’ve grown to love Sabine, and it’s so weird that I started out HATING her…only to love her in the end.  I actually like her with Nash, and I’ve warmed up to them as a couple.

We totally need to talk about Tod and Kaylee, who are so adorable together.  I love that Tod is the one to get Kaylee out of the Netherworld and away from Avari.  You see Kaylee missing out on 4 years of everyone’s life, and how much has changed in the time she was gone.  Especially since they’re unaware of the sacrifice she made, and because they all just…moved on.  Which does make sense, because they weren’t completely aware of everything she did for them, but it was also a little sad, seeing that life for them went on while she was in hell so they could go on with their lives.

It really is bittersweet.  But I can’t imagine a better ending for the series, because it all came together in the end.

I wish we saw Alec one more time, and I am curious about what happened to Thane and the 2 hellions Avari was “working” with.  I mean, we know what happens with Ira and with Avari, but not the others.  I thought Kaylee summoning Ira was interesting, and how nobody seemed to know it was possible.  But the Netherworld is never what it seems, and it would make sense that you could summon a hellion.

Random Thought: I love the title, especially having finished the book (and the series). I love how well it fits with the book.

Final Thoughts:

With All My Soul was such a perfect ending for the series.  Kaylee has changed so much since the beginning of the series- I know this is sappy, but I’m glad I got to go on this journey with her.  With All My Soul gets…5+ stars!

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