It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....
My Soul to Lose is the prequel novella to the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. In this story Kaylee and her best friend Emma go to the mall to find a dress for the upcoming homecoming dance. However it goes horribly wrong and Kaylee suddenly has this overwhelming urge to scream and ends up on the psych ward.
I really enjoyed this story. Kaylee thinks that she's crazy and the adults in her life don't help that. While she's in the hospital, Kaylee meets Lidia, a young woman who perhaps is more like Kaylee than she knows.
I think this story is a good set up for the books that follow.