Vietnamese Soul Screamers! (+ giveaway)

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I woke up this morning to something beautiful!

Thanks to Nina Nguyen for showing me the Vietnamese edition of My Soul To Take! I think it may be my favorite so far. I love the colors and the smoke, and the series title treatment! I can’t wait to hold one of these!

If Google Translate is correct, the title Nữ thần báo tử translates to “Goddess of Death,” and according to Hoa Hoc Tro Magazine, they will soon be publishing book 2, My Soul To Save, as well. I’m so thrilled!

(If memory serves, HQTeen sold the the Vietnamese rights to the first few Soul Screamers books a couple of years ago, but I hadn’t heard anything about the actual publication until today! Such a wonderful surprise!)

For reference, here are the other covers:


Above are the US, UK, and French covers for My Soul To Take. (I haven’t posted the Spanish, Brazilian, German, or Hungarian, because they use the same art as one of the covers above.

Now for this week’s giveaway, in honor of this beautiful new cover art! Here are the details:

Up for grabs: Winner’s choice of any one print book from my list of prize books.

The details:

  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Monday, October 15, 2012.
  • One entry per person.
  • You must be at least 18 years old or have a parent/legal guardian’s permission to enter, and to provide a shipping address if you win.
  • Please allow 2+ weeks for shipping within the continental US and 4+ weeks for shipping outside of the continental US.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • DO NOT type your email address or shipping information into the body of your comment. I don’t need either of those until/unless you win.
  • YOU MUST come back to this blog on Monday, October 15 to see if you win. The winner will not be contacted; s/he must follow the instructions on Monday’s blog post to claim the prize.

How to Enter: Answer the following question in the comments of this blog post. Which is your favorite cover of My Soul To Take

Okay, start commenting!


  1. trayche

    October 9, 2012

    wow. i love all of them, but this one… this one goes beyond beautiful!!!!! It’s so gorgeous! I just wish Macedonian publishers could make gorgeous covers as the Vietnamese one!
    thanks for the giveaway

  2. Grace Radford

    October 9, 2012

    Wow, I REALLY like the Vietnamese cover!!! I mean, I like all of them, but I kinda wish I could read Vietnamese so I could have that cover…

  3. Priya

    October 9, 2012

    My favorite cover for My Soul To Take is the Vietnamese one, it’s so breathtakingly beautiful! *sigh*

  4. Amy (@SimpleLoveBlog)

    October 9, 2012

    As gorgeous as all of the international covers are, I think the US one is still my favorite. I think it captures Kaylee beautifully.

  5. khn21

    October 9, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese cover more than anything :)

  6. Koll

    October 9, 2012

    The UK cover. I just really love the colour scheme and the font of the title :)

  7. Kendall McCubbin

    October 9, 2012

    I love UK cover as it looks like what Kaylee would look like if she was screaming for a soul but then I think that the US one is really pretty as well! I don’t think that the French one really tells you anything about the plot or the characters of the book and that it is quite plain in comparison to the UK and US ones!

    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  8. Jantine

    October 9, 2012

    Love the Vietnamese one, but the US one is still my favourite: love the red and the concept of the ‘smoke’-dress :)

  9. Sophie Y

    October 9, 2012

    I like the effects in the US cover, so I vote for that, though the UK cover is probably the best for matching the story!

    Love a dramatic cover, always catches my eye!

  10. Sana Zahra

    October 9, 2012

    I love the UK cover its dramatic its spooky and it SCREAMS! No pun intended though! ;)

  11. Alexis J.

    October 9, 2012

    I think that the Vietnamese and US covers are equally amazing! Just so beautiful!

  12. Vivien

    October 9, 2012

    I love the UK version.

  13. reading mind

    October 9, 2012

    I must admit that it’s really, really pretty, with an eerie feeling :) But I do love the US cover a lot.

  14. Beth

    October 9, 2012

    I definitely like the Vietnamese cover!!! Its gorgeous!!!!!!!

  15. Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife

    October 9, 2012

    Aah, I love this cover. Look at the dress! It’s made of smoke! Smoke! It even reminds me a liitle of lightning! I’m in love!

  16. Veronika

    October 9, 2012

    WOW! The Vietnamese cover is beautiful! I think my favorite stays the UK cover though. It caught my eyes when I bought my first copy of the series, so it’s close to my heart.

  17. Jessica S.

    October 9, 2012

    I always liked the UK covers for some reason, I thought they were just awesome! But I looove that Vietnamese cover best now I do believe!

  18. Amanda

    October 9, 2012

    Definitely the Vietnamese one. I love the colors and the concept.

  19. May

    October 9, 2012

    I like the US cover…

  20. Nancy L.R

    October 9, 2012

    Ohmygosh! I absolutely love the Vietnamese cover of My Soul to Take. It looks solitary, mysterious, as well as eerie. It really captures the story in my opinion.

  21. smiling_ina

    October 9, 2012

    Oh, what a tough choice to make, but I’ll have to go with the Vietnamese cover. For one thing, I love the big moon in the background. Then the way they made the dress look is absolutely stunning. Plus, blue is my favorite color, so there you go. *lol* I wouldn’t be able to read it, but it’s so pretty, I’d love to have it just to stare at all day. ;)

  22. Christina T

    October 9, 2012

    I love the US cover the best! But the Vietnamese cover would definitely be my second choice.

  23. Jessica W

    October 9, 2012

    I am really digging the Vietnamese one. It is beautiful! I really love the US cover also. Is it weird that I have never seen it before? I buy all your books from on my kindle and they don’t show covers. But i have to say I really love the Vietnamese one.. UGH I am so TORN!

      • Jessica W

        October 15, 2012

        Rachel- I went back to my kindle and you have to select to show the covers. It weird everytime I open my kindle and DL a book it just puts it to the chapter. Some of the books do some don’t I know that on the Kindle Edition of MSTS and MSTT it does not have a cover associated with it, just a title page. I can take pictures for you it’s weird. I even called Amazon and they said some publishers don’t send covers with it since it in in Black and White. I talked to a Michele So i have NO idea..

  24. Shannon R

    October 9, 2012

    My favourite is the UK cover, because it’s the cover that first got me reading SS. It was just so different, so many YA covers are dark and it stood out.

  25. Carissa

    October 9, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is definitely my new favorite, though I love my UK edition at home. The French version’s title is kind of odd, though…as it translates to “of/with all my soul” which makes sense (translation =/= literal), but it’s funny that it’s the title of the last SS novel…

  26. Tasha

    October 9, 2012

    I’m going to have to go with the Vietnamese cover. The colors are fantastic. :3

  27. Lis C.

    October 9, 2012

    I love the US cover! The color and the model are stunning. The others are awesome as well, but that’s my favorite.

  28. Liliana

    October 10, 2012

    LOVE the Vietnamese one…it’s gorgeous! Of course, our US one is right up there too ;)

  29. Tyawna

    October 10, 2012

    Vietnamese takes the cake!!!

  30. Carmen B.

    October 10, 2012

    I own the vol.1 omnibus edition and used to like that cover best, but now I have to go with the Vietnamese one! It’s incredible. I love how Kaylee’s dress unfurls into tendrils of smoke or fog and how she sits perched above the abyss. It foreshadows that she’s on the threshold of learning about what she really is.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. Tiffany Webb

    October 10, 2012

    I really like the Vietnamese cover but I like the US cover so much more. It probably has to do with the pretty dresses. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  32. Kristalynn

    October 10, 2012

    Definitely the Vietnamese My Soul To Take Cover. I think it really captures Kaylee. She’s still around but not truly alive. It’s just beautiful.

  33. Anubha

    October 10, 2012

    All are beautiful…. but i like the Vietnamese cover very much… :)

  34. erinf1

    October 10, 2012

    They are all so pretty but I agree w/ everyone and say the Vietnamese cover :)

  35. Rachel

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese cover! (Am not entering the giveaway) but I absolutely love that cover best, too.

    Though I’m perplexed by the title of the French cover as, unless I’m mistaken, doesn’t de toute mon ame mean “with all my soul”? So what does that mean for the title of the final book in the series?

    • Rachel Vincent

      October 10, 2012

      There’s no telling. Many international publishers retitle series/books, and mine have been no exception. ;)

      • Rachel

        October 14, 2012

        I am very, very curious now. Will be keeping an eye on that French release date!

  36. Beth E.

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese cover. It’s sooo cool

  37. Jen K

    October 10, 2012

    I love this new cover! It has the same feel of the US one but with a little extra creep. But I think the US one is still my favourite ;)

  38. Van P.

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese cover! As for favorite I gotta US, with UK’s coming in at second :).

  39. Maria

    October 10, 2012

    Wow most of the cover are gorgeous but by far by favorite is definitely the Vietnamese cover… Its breathtaking…

  40. Victoria Zumbrum

    October 10, 2012

    I love them all but my favorite is the Vietnamese.

  41. Britta

    October 10, 2012

    I think I like the Vietnamese cover best.

  42. Jo

    October 10, 2012

    Based purely on the images alone, I love the Vietnamese cover the best! But in relation to the story, I think the UK cover give more of an idea of what the story is about, with the smoke and the model screaming. I love both of them really!

  43. Megan Bowie

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese cover the most, actually. It’s quite breathtaking.

  44. Brent

    October 10, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is by far my favorite followed by the US cover.

  45. Sue S.

    October 10, 2012

    Oooh I like that Vietnamese one!! That is fabulous!!

  46. Stella (Ex Libris)

    October 10, 2012

    I LOVE the UK versions! But this Vietnamese looks so beautiful with her smoke-dress, can’t decide between these two :-)

  47. TaylorG

    October 10, 2012

    I absolutely love the vietnamese cover! I think it’s hands down the most beautiful soul screamers cover yet! I cant wait to see what they do for the cover of the second book :)

  48. Katy

    October 10, 2012

    I LOVE the Vietnamese cover of My Soul To Take, I love the “smoking-dress” :D

  49. melody Colyer

    October 10, 2012

    My fav is the uk version. She actually
    Looks like she is screaming!!! :)

  50. Breana M.

    October 10, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is astonishing and mysteriously beautiful, so that’s obviously the one I like the most.

  51. Teresa

    October 10, 2012

    I really like the cover just released, but my favorite is still the US one. I just love the dress Kaylee is wearing.

  52. Elaine G

    October 10, 2012

    I like the Vietnamese cover the most.

  53. Lacey T

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese one! It’s absolutely gorgeous :)

  54. Kaila D

    October 10, 2012

    Definitely the Vietnamese cover! The art is just amazing. But the American/Canadian cover has a special place in my heart :)

  55. Lisa R

    October 10, 2012

    There all so pretty!! I really love the UK versions of the series but since I have the American version I love that one best!! :D

  56. Grace Lo

    October 10, 2012

    I’ve never seen the Vietnamese cover before, and it’s gorgeous!
    In all honesty, I find that the UK cover portrays banshees the most accurately, but I like the US and Vietnamese covers better. I love the lighting in the US cover, as well as the swirling words, but the Vietnamese has this amazing calm feel to it. (I probably don’t make any sense.) So overall, it’s a tossup between US ant Vietnam.

  57. Hai-Yen Huynh

    October 10, 2012

    I love all the covers but have to admit the Vietnamese cover is absolutely gorgeous! I promise it has nothing to do with the fact that I am Vietnamese LOL. What about you, Rachel? Which one is your favorite? I understand it is like asking a parent to choose his favorite child but I’m just curious. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books!

  58. Hai-Yen Huynh

    October 10, 2012

    @Rachel (not the author) – You’re right, I can confirm the French cover means “With All My Soul”. I’m trilingual: Vietnamese, French and English.

  59. Osh

    October 10, 2012

    While I love the Vietnamese one for it’s intensity and power, I have to go with the US version. Because: The Vietnamese one is all about power and dominion. And if the idea is to portray Kaylee – then yes she has loads of power which she is just discovering but doesn’t revel in it. Barely even realizes she has it. the only times she stands up and harnesses it – becomes that goddess is when it is for someone else’s sake. to help them. other than that she is just like every other girl trying to find a way through a very complicated world, work, family, boyfriend, school etc. She’s a kind loving person which is what is expressed in the US version. With the power being expressed in the way that the girl is standing and the head is tilted and yet there is grace there as well. Something more to her than the fact that she is this otherworldly creature who has power over the dead. Another point is that with the Vietnamese one all that you see is the bottom of the dress which is the only thing that makes it amazing. the rest fades to the back and isn’t very impressive at all. the title is barely seen. the “soul screamers” tries to take over everything and the top half of the girl is so rigid and almost not there. as with the US one – all the components are there and yet they all play into each other’s advantages and blend together for this beautiful harmonious message.

    hope that wasn’t too much of a ramble. i actually really like studying cover books. as they the cover tells all – what message are you trying to make. and which cover truly tells you what is inside. while you shouldn’t “judge a book by its cover” – the fact is that if the inside wants to be seen right the cover needs to be right too. regardless of intent the cover is what is seen first and what will determine whether the person will take the chance to see what’s inside.

    so thanks!

  60. Stephanie P.

    October 10, 2012

    I love the US one. :)

  61. Donna Tran

    October 10, 2012

    I definatly love the Vietnamese cover! :) But I also love all the covers of the US cuz there all so colorfull1 ^_^

  62. Georgeana

    October 10, 2012

    My favorite is the Vietnamese one. I love the color on it and I especially love the effects of the dress becoming disintegrating into smoke.

  63. Nic

    October 10, 2012

    I’m a fan of the US covers… All of my Soul Screamers are US covers bar one – one is UK (I forget which one)

    I think the US ones are more vibrant with colour and are more haunting!

  64. Serena

    October 10, 2012

    Orignially I liked the US cover the best, what with all the red smoke and twirling words. But now that I’ve seen the Vietnamesse cover: Wow! I love it! I love Kayley’s glowing dress and the moon and the smoke. Wow.

  65. Crystal M.

    October 10, 2012

    They are all so unique and wonderful but I have to go with the Vietnamese.

  66. Tracy Marescia

    October 10, 2012

    My favourite cover is My Soul To Take is the Vietnamese cover. Soooo Pretty :)

  67. Ellen Faith

    October 10, 2012

    It would have to be a toss up between this Vietnamese cover and With All My Soul. I just love the placement and how the dress does that thing… But the gold in WAMS? Gorgeous. It’s the perfect way to go out.

    However, I think the UK one’s are more interesting and different in comparison to the AUS/US editions that we get. While they’ve all got the signature smoky background, they’re all different and I think the white is more eye-catching in comparison to the black backgrounds of the US.

    But probably this Viet. cover or WAMS :)

  68. Serena M

    October 10, 2012

    I think the Vietnamese cover is the best, in my head its a dramatic representation, of Kay lee stubbornly trying to stay in the real world even as shes being disaparated into netherworld. I love it.

  69. Nadia M

    October 10, 2012

    Ok, so many people have said this but i absolutely adore the Vietnamese one!! Its so gorgeous, i love it <3. The colours are amazing and the smoke just adds more effect as an accompanyment with the beautiful full moon!

  70. Susan S.

    October 10, 2012

    I love the Vietnamese edition.

  71. Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

    October 10, 2012

    The Vietname edition is STUNNING! It’s my absolute favorite! I used to love the US one, but this one is way better!

  72. Crystal

    October 10, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is definitely my favourite. The font and colour really go well together making it mysterious looking. :)

  73. JennH

    October 10, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is BREATH-TAKING!!!! :D I LOVE IT ♥ ;)

  74. Kathy F

    October 10, 2012

    I think it’s between the US and Vietnamese cover. I love the swirls and tendrils of flowing hair. I brought one of your books to the hairdresser to see if she could cut my hair like that once. :)

  75. Carrie S.

    October 10, 2012

    Wow! The Vietnamese one is beautiful!! Love Kaylee’s smoky dress she has going on!!

  76. Lucille

    October 11, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is definitely my favorite! The moon, the smokey dress.. It’s gorgeous! If I could understand Vietnamese, I would buy that version.

    The UK cover comes so close to the Vietnamese version. I love them all!

  77. miriam

    October 11, 2012

    I really like the vietnamese one, it could be because is new different and original, but I love it.

  78. Lili Moss

    October 11, 2012

    The vietnamese one. It is so dreamy…

  79. Bre M

    October 11, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE the Vietnamese version of My Soul to Take.. But I also like the French version because I believe the eyes are the window to our soul, and it’s very different from all of the others I have seen. Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Shalynn

    October 11, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is my favorite, hands down. It is absolutely flawless. I can’t red Vietnamese, but I would get this book for the cover.

    • Shalynn

      October 11, 2012


  81. Mag @ Geek Chic

    October 11, 2012

    The Vietnamese cover is gorgeous, but I think the US is still my favorite :)

  82. Courtney Gulbis

    October 11, 2012

    My favorite would have to be the Vietnamese cover. :)

  83. Jeniffer

    October 11, 2012

    Vietnamese hands down!

  84. Tami

    October 11, 2012

    The Vietnamese and the US one! It’s a tie ;o)

  85. Heather Self

    October 11, 2012

    I really like the Vietnamese cover. It conveys both strength (all the angles) and insecurity (model’s body language) and implies a big change coming (sitting on the edge of a cliff). Fabulous.

  86. Tracy Dinh

    October 12, 2012

    I love the vietnamese one. Im vietnamese (i am not being biased) but the design looks flawless. It has such intricate patterns and something about it just describes your book

  87. Victoria Johns

    October 12, 2012

    I like the the US cover. The fluidity of the red dress mixed in with the mystery of the black background is beautiful. It creates a sense (at least in my mind) of hiding from sin with the shadows covering her and the ribbons on her. I like the dancer as well… It makes me happy because I love to dance..

  88. Taylor @ Marked By Books

    October 12, 2012

    They are all so beautiful, but this one is definitely the best! The colors that they used look so great together. Whoever designed that is a genius!

  89. Sam Dailey

    October 12, 2012

    I really really like the Vietnamese cover for My Soul to Take, but honestly my favorite cover is that of the US Omnibus Vol 1.

  90. Helen R-S

    October 12, 2012

    I think I like the US cover best, but the Vietnamese cover is pretty cool too. (The UK cover has never appealed to me.)

  91. Lothfleur

    October 13, 2012

    My favourite is the French one… okay, so chauvisnistic. No (or maybe a little tiny bit), I just absolutely love what they did to the eye even if the cover is quite generic (that’s probably why they used the british images afterwards). The Vietnamese cover is beautiful, though, I can’t say the contrary!

  92. Tara J

    October 13, 2012

    This is a toss up between the Vietnamese and the UK Cover… They are both so beautiful! I was looking at the french cover for a bit wondering about the conection it might have to the stories and it sudennly hit me…the rainbow near the eye might have to do with the fact that kaylee’s eyes change and swirl. Just a thought. Anyway i think my favorite would have to be the vietnamese cover. Thanks for the giveaway. Also i think tod is amazing!!!! i <3 tod!!!!!!

    • Tara J

      October 13, 2012

      Also the “smoke” might actually be the fog between worlds???

  93. Alicia B.

    October 13, 2012

    In order:
    1) USA
    2) Vietnamese
    3)UK (it is so different and yet there is something about it that I like, I just can’t put my finger on it quite yet, maybe because it fits the idea of a banshee)
    4) French

  94. Alba @BookPics

    October 14, 2012

    That is one gorgeous cover… BUT…
    I’m sticking with the UK one… After all, is the one and only that definitely depicts and shows us a peek at what we’re in for when we actually read the book… I can imagine how Kay hurts when she’s ‘singing for a soul’ I can imagine people hurting when she does… I even can imagine the fog…
    UK it is for me.

  95. Seryn

    October 14, 2012

    I’m a vietnamese :)
    woah! I’m really happy when you guys love the vietnamese cover ;) <3 (^_^)
    yeah, I love the vietnamese one, as well as the UK xDD !!
    The girl with red lips makes me think abt Kaylee, the way she screams + stuff :DD

  96. Stephanie Ehmann

    October 15, 2012

    I love the UK one, i find the smoke and the girl screaming pretty sick. It shows a bit of whats to come :)

  97. Michelle K

    October 15, 2012

    I like the US one the best, but other commenters are right- they are all good!

  98. Tanisha

    October 20, 2012

    My favorite Soul Screamers cover is the Vietnamese ones. I love the colors of it and the title of it.

  99. Vivian N

    October 23, 2012

    I would have to say the Vietnamese one is the prettiest.

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