Wednesday, March 7, 2012
3:09 PM | Posted by Ashley G. |
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk.
I didn’t like the second book in this series as much as I did the prequel and first book. This book seemed to focus more on the secondary characters and their fate than it did Kaylee, Nash and Tod’s. The story was fast paced and interesting enough, just not enough to be my favorite of the series.
Like I said, this book focuses on mainly on Addison's fate and everyone else trying to help her. She is a pop star that sold her soul to have the life she has. She is also Tod’s ex. So of course when Tod finds out that Addison sold her soul, he has to save her and he gets Kaylee and Nash to help. For most of the book, I didn’t like Addison at all and I found myself not really caring about what happened to her. She seemed kind of spoiled and I just felt like she deserved what she got. Also, who doesn’t realize that selling your soul is a bad idea? I mean, really? At the end, she does kind of redeem herself.
Tod really got on my nerves in this book. He constantly popped in on Nash and Kaylee. I also think he was doing a little spying before he made himself known. I thought that Tod put Kaylee at risk a lot in this book and it made me question whether he really cared about her or not. I realize that he was concerned about Addison but he’s supposed to be Kaylee’s friend too and I think he should have acted like it.
The one part of this storyline that I found interesting was the Dekkler Media bit. I loved how Vincent comes up with the idea to make the largest media company (and the one with the squeaky clean teens) out to be the bad guys. It kind of made me wonder, what if Disney or Nickelodeon was doing something like this?
Overall, this was an interesting read that I enjoyed. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and I’m hoping that it revolves around Kaylee, Nash, and Tod a little more.
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