Sunday, February 1, 2015

Soulprint by @MeganLMiranda Review @bloomsburykids

Release date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance

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.

My Rating: 4 Roses

An interesting YA read with a really cool premise, Soulprint was an enjoyable read. I really liked the whole idea of soul identification and it turned out to be a lovely story.

Alina was a fantastic heroine. She was definitely easy to sympathize for, having had her freedom taken away and being constantly judged for a past life she had no control over. It seemed like to matter what she did, her past life affected how people treated her (well, most people). But, despite that, she was strong, smart, and determined to find freedom. I really liked her.

Cameron was good as well. He had a bad past of his own that he was judged by (though in his present life, not his past), so he understood Alina more than most people could. I wish there had been a little more depth to his character, but I still thought he was sweet and likable.

The romanced was light, but sweet and I thought Alina and Cameron were great together.

The plot was okay, though definitely slow in some places. The first half was only mildly interesting and it wasn't until the second half, when secrets started coming into light, that I was really drawn in. Those secrets definitely took me by surprise and really brought the book up for me. I enjoyed the story and the ending was great. It wrapped a few thing up, but left room for a sequel, should there be one.

Soulprint was a great YA read that I really enjoyed. It had an interesting idea, likable characters, and surprising secrets in store. YA lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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