July 1st 2009
Summary from Goodreads:
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....
"An eBook exclusive prequel to Rachel Vincent's SOUL SCREAMERS series."
I loved the suspense in this prequel. It's supposed to be just a fun day shopping but everything goes wrong with Kaylee see a shadow surrounding a boy. She starts screaming and cant stop. The screaming lands her in a mental institution for having panic attacks.
Rachel Vincent never tell us what Kaylee is. Kaylee's aunt and uncle are hiding something from her but we don't find out what. Most of this story takes place in the mental instituition while Kaylee is trying to figure out what is wrong with her if anything. Mostly she just wants to go home.
She meets a very strang girl named Lydia while there and while they dont really become friends in the end she really helps Kaylee out. There is something special about Lydia but we dont find out what she is either.
This one is just full of mysteries but I am glad I started this series with this novella. It really helps fill the gaps in the rest of the series.