Author: Rachel Vincent
Publication: Harlequin; Original edition (January 1, 2011)
Description: Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.
My Thoughts: This is the fourth in the Soul Screamers series and life hasn't gotten any easier for Kaylee Cavanaugh.
After the adventures in the last book, she and Nash are at odds. He has kicked his Demon Breath addiction but he hasn't regained her trust. She can forgive him for what he did but she just can't trust him. As they are trying to work out their relationship further complications arrive in the person of Sabine. She was Nash's first girlfriend. They had a hot and heavy sexual relationship that only ended when she was switched to a different foster home and he and his mother relocated after Tod's death. They never broke up. The just lost touch with each other. Now she is back and very eager to take up where they left off.
Sabine is no ordinary girl. She is a mara. Nightmares are where she gets her energy and she can cause the nightmares. She sends quite a few Kaylee's way that play on all her insecurities. Meanwhile a number of teachers at school are dying in their sleep. Kaylee's jealousy makes her want to blame Sabine but that would just be too easy. Seems like their old enemy Avari is back on the scene and causing more trouble.
This was a breath-taking, thrill ride of a book. Kaylee, with Tod's assistance, is very busy trying to find out what is going on. There are lots of twists and turns in the story. I recommend it to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other stories with strong heroines battling seemingly impossible odds.
Check out the rest of the books in the series too:
"So, what now? We're friends?"
Yeah. If friends could be in love, but not together. In sync, but out of touch. Willing to die for one another, but unable to trust.