Soulprint by Megan Miranda Review

spTitle: Soulprint

Author: Megan Miranda

Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Format: USA

Publication Date: February, 3 2015

Overall: 5 out of 5

Source: NetGalley

 

From the author of FRACTURE, a riveting new thriller which draws on cutting-edge science.

Alina Chase has been contained on an island for the last 17 years—whether that’s for the crimes of her past life, or for her own protection, well, that depends on whom you ask. With soul-fingerprinting a reality, science can now screen for the soul, and everyone knows that Alina’s soul had once belonged to notorious criminal, June Calahan, though that information is supposed to be private. June had accomplished the impossible: hacking into the soul-database, ruining countless lives in the process.

Now, there are whispers that June has left something behind for her next life—something that would allow Alina to access the information in the soul-database again. A way to finish the crimes she started.

Aided by three people with their own secret motivations, Alina escapes, only to discover that she may have just traded one prison for another. And there are clues. Clues only Alina can see and decipher, clues that make it apparent that June is leading her to something. While everyone believes Alina is trying to continue in June’s footsteps, Alina believes June is trying to show her something more. Something bigger. Something that gets at the heart of who they all are—about the past and the present. Something about the nature of their souls.

Alina doesn’t know who to trust, or what June intends for her to know, and the closer she gets to the answers, the more she wonders who June was, who she is, whether she’s destined to repeat the past, whether there are truths best kept hidden—and what one life is really worth.

 review

This book was a rollercoaster of craziness. The premise sounded promising and so I picked it up, but I wasn’t really sure what to think about it. Well, it gave me something to think about. Alina is a soul reborn, the only problem is in a past life she was a criminal. Alina is being held in isolation “for her own good” and to protect her from those that would want to hurt her.
The surprising thing about this book is nothing is as it seems. Alina is a good person, and she is being held accountable for things she doesn’t remember doing. She is able to leave her island eventually, and this book takes us on a mad chase. Trying to find out why June (her previous incarnation) did the things she did, realizing that there is so much she doesn’t know, and that she can’t trust anyone.
Casey and Cameron make a welcome addition of normalcy to this book. They help Alina escape, but not out of the goodness of their hearts, they also want something from Alina. Everyone in this book is convinced that Alina knows what June had, and that she should help them retrieve it. The issue of course is, that Alina doesn’t know, but she learns. It was interesting to read about how certain traits did pass from June to Alina. So there was some truth in what everyone was expecting from her, but the reality was very different.
Soulprint was a great read, and it kept me guessing the whole way through. As I was reading, I kept thinking “Wow, this is really good, really really good.” It’s a different kind of book, and I can’t tell you all of the ways that make it different without giving away the plot. The plot and mystery are the best things about this book.
Needless to say Megan Miranda did a fabulous job with this story. The writing was superb, and the characters were absolutely onpoint. I loved this book from beginning to end, and in a way I hoped it was part of a series (it doesn’t look like it is). It still works as a standalone though, and I really hope everyone picks this book up. This book is best for readers who like mysteries, thrillers, action, romance, and a well thought out plot. I give it a full 5 out of 5 stars, for breaking every expectation that I had of it, and setting itself apart. I can’t beg you enough to pick up this book.

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5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Happy Reading Everyone!

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