Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on February 3rd 2015
Genres: Death & Dying, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she’s not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat history.This stunning “new world” romance from acclaimed author Megan Miranda will leave readers wondering how far they would go to escape the past.
Welcome to the official Soulprint blog tour, hosted by Bloomsbury Publishing! Soulprint released this past Tuesday and to celebrate I’ve created a mood board that was inspired by the book and am sharing my thoughts today in a review. I want to thank the team over at Bloomsbury for inviting me to be a part of this tour, I’m a big fan of Soulprint and am excited to have the opportunity to tell all of you about it!
Alina has spent her whole life under the watchful eye of others, ensuring that she doesn’t fulfill the same destiny as the person who carried her soul before. As she grows older, Alina begins to realize that she’s become a prisoner in her own world and dreams of a future outside of the four walls she’s all too familiar with. I was immediately intrigued with this story because the author built a strong history for Alina and gives the reader a real insight as to how trapped and desperate she is to break free. I was sufficiently creeped out by the island “home” of Alina’s and the people who monitor her every move, and was just as anxious as she was to find a way out.
Thankfully, Alina is broken out of her prison by a trio of strangers who give no explanation as to why they are helping her out. The entire escape scene had me so nervous and I found myself trying to read as fast as I could because I wanted to know what was going to happen and WHY it was happening. As this trio begins their journey together and the story unfolds, we learn along with Alina that not everything is as it seems. The evolution of Alina’s individual relationships with the people she’s traveling with is an important aspect of the book, and I appreciated that they all brought something different to the story. Each character is fully formed and as the reader I appreciate that we are given the opportunity to understand the various motives flying around.
Out of all the fantastic plot points in this book, the concept of the soul passing along from person to person was the most fascinating to me. The author took that concept to a whole other level by expanding on the idea and creating a fully formed society and history around it. If you enjoy psychological thrillers, then Soulprint would be a great choice for your next read. There is so much in this story that completely threw me for a loop and was so unexpected, by the end you’re left with more questions than answers. Don’t get me wrong, you get some really big (and shocking) answers, but I love the fact that in doing so, a whole new level of craziness is discovered!
I love a book that keeps me on my toes, and Soulprint was a wild ride filled with mystery and intrigue. It’s a fast-paced, intense story about one young woman’s journey of self-discovery but with an fresh twist.
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MEGAN MIRANDA is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance, and Hysteria. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the “why” and “how” of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the “what-ifs.” She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Visit Megan online at www.meganmiranda.com and on Twitter at @MeganLMiranda.