Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: (Soul Screamers #7, 0.4, 7.5)
Published: Harlequin Teen
Publisher: March 25th 2014
Categories: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
External Links: Book Depository • Goodreads
Summary: Saving the world has never come easy and Kaylee Cavanaugh’s died to prove it.
The final collection of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series is packed with emotion, with intrigue, with secrets, with family and above all, with love.
Don’t miss WITH ALL MY SOUL, FEARLESS and a brand-new novella,LAST REQUEST.
Review: First things first, here’s my review for With All My Soul.
I’ve been waiting for this book to arrive, but it seems it made a detour it went to a different country! (What were you doing in Malaysia, book?!) Oh the agony of waiting to read the last novella of one of my all-time favorite series was filled with nail-bitingly anxiety. But it arrived, today, and I went into isolation and devoured this bad-ass like the hellion of wrath gobbled Avari’s perpetual anger. Ah, where was I, oh yes, the novella: Last Request was probably the reason why I wanted to read this book. I’m not really big novella fan. I’m very selective of what I want to read. But this one which highlighted the Hudson’s brothers, as my sister aptly termed, “bro-moment” meant a must read in my watch. The novella happened the first two years of Kaylee’s absence (which was a result of a deal she made me with the two hellions, so yes, good folks read the last book. It’s very important!). And Tod, OMT—oh my Tod, oh my gorgeous Tod (how I miss the sarcasm) was having hard time dealing with the loss. Let’s rewind a bit, remember his speech with all the sun and darkness so without his sun (means Kaylee), he was losing the will to continue. But Nash coerced him to do what they thought Kaylee’s last request: to free her mother’s soul (and in connection will free her father’s, too). Nash got a lead and this helped them traced the people who was responsible for her mother’s abducted soul. To cut it short, they succeed. But that’s not the best part, it was Tod and Nash’s moment that made the waiting worth it.
I know they already had some closure in With All My Soul, but this forged it stronger than that. With Tod’s will almost fading, the only people that anchored him was his mom, and of course his baby brother (which is not a baby anymore. How did Sabine get lucky again?! Yes, I’m bitter, people, because Nash deserves better than her!) digressing aside, the conversation at the end was so good it nearly brought me to tears. Seriously, these two not only have to-die-for gorgeousness (sorry for the pun) but their sibling bond was just emotional and admirable, relationship drama withstanding.
You could feel Tod’s agony dripping from the book and way into your heart while reading the last page. He was really lost so if you’re a hard core Tod+Kaylee fan and you read his promise to Kaylee, man swoon, I tell you. SWOON! Then tears! He was pouring his soul there for the woman he loves. But once you read the last page of the novella, you will have the urge to reread (I did reread With All My Soul again, so sorry review copies! #iregretnothing) the last few page of With All My Soul so it can appease your aching heart for Tod that the guy did have a good ending with Kaylee. They all did!
Preview Quote: “Just one more time. I would give up the rest of my afterlife for the chance to hold you one more time.” — Tod