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Literature / Soul Screamers

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High school junior Kaylee Cavanaugh is trying to balance her normal life with a newly discovered, terrifying ability to make life-and-death decisions—literally. Kaylee is a banshee, complete with an uncontrollable scream that rips from her when someone near her is about to die. And the more people she saves, the harder it becomes to guard her own soul from things that go bump in the Netherworld.

So far there are five published books and a prequel short story in the series:

  • Reaper (prequel novella)
  • My Soul to Take
  • My Soul to Save
  • My Soul to Keep
  • My Soul to Steal
  • Never Sleep (prequel novella)
  • If I Die
  • Before I Wake

Provides the following tropes:

  • Aura Vision: Shadow Vision: Kaylee can see dark shades when she starts to sense death nearing.
  • Bettyand Veronica: Kaylee and Sabine for Nash respectively.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Tod displays this in the prequel novella Reaper when he trades his life to reaper Levi to save Nash's and becomes a reaper himself.
  • Brown Note: Banshee Wail: The horrible screech Kaylee is forced to make causes headaches, sickness, and foretells of death.
  • Charm Person: Male bean sidhes have this ability.
  • Compound Title: If I Die and Before I Wake
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Specifically, Daddy was trying to keep Kaylee from attracting the attention of a reaper with a grudge against him.