Banshee with Brandee @BookwormBrandee ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

Posted October 26, 2016 by Michelle in And A Book / 11 Comments

A Monster and Book

During the month of October, I asked a few of my friends, what their favorite Monster is (some are not so scary) and what book(s) they read that they loved that associated with the Monster they picked. The answers are great and the recommendation are even better! Enjoy!




Bean sidhe (banshee) a female spirit in Irish mythology who heralds the death of a family member, usually by shrieking or keening.
Perhaps a banshee might not seem so scary but I think I would be none to happy to be near when she started shrieking – especially if it was my death she was heralding. Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series revolves around just such a being. I didn’t have a particular affinity for banshees before reading this series. In fact, I’ve not read many books with banshees as characters but I adore Kaylee, her “gift” is fascinating, and this series is fantastic.
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1)
by Rachel Vincent
Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Harlequin Teen
Kaylee is 16 when she discovers she’s a bean sidhe. Bean sidhes wail a death song when a person is dying and Kaylee’s wailing was chalked up to panic attacks until she meets Nash. Nash is a boy from school, who also happens to be a major hottie as well as knowing a little something about Kaylee’s wailing. When it turns out that Kaylee’s incidents aren’t isolated and young girls are dying, Kaylee and Nash set out to find the cause.
Each book in the series takes on it’s own plot line but there’s also an over-arcing plot throughout. More is learned about banshees as well as other paranormal beings. RVincent created a unique and entertaining mythology around her beings. And a robust cast of characters populates each of the books. There’s action, intrigue, suspense, and of course, romance in every single one. There’s also growth in the characters and their relationships with family and friends. The series is exciting and riveting.

About the Guest

Brandee is a blogger at Bookworm Brandee.Β 
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11 responses to “Banshee with Brandee @BookwormBrandee ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

  1. I ADORED this series, which was my first read with Amanda Ronconi – I think it’s when I fell in love with Audio books too. I’ve had some ideas for writing a banshee series myself, I see so few, but I’m always worried my ideas are too similar or won’t be as good. Vincent did it so well!

  2. Ooh I love the idea of banshees, don’t know why, I just think they’re cool. I haven’t read any banshee stories tho? I’d like to find a really creepy one lol.

    Great post Brandee!

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