{Soulprint: Megan Miranda}

I received this book for free from Bloomsbury USA Childrens in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Soulprint: Megan Miranda}Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on February 3, 2015
Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Crime, Death & Dying, Drama, Family, Friendship, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, YA Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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5 Stars

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.

{My Thoughts} – Alina Chase is a seventeen year-old girl that has been contained. Why??? Because of crimes that her past soul had allegedly committed. Alina is an interesting character. She’s not well schooled in the facts of life, since she’d been contained. She was more or less homeschooled. She wasn’t allowed the interaction of peers. She wasn’t allowed the same guards for more then a few weeks at a time. She was confined, in a house with people watching over her, holding her on an island that she wasn’t allowed to leave. She wasn’t allowed her freedom liberties because of the crimes her past soul had been said to have committed. Even though there was no real proof that she would commit crimes again in this lifetime she was still held, held for the potential likelihood that she would inevitably become a threat to society.

Alina is a smart girl, she surpasses others her age in the educational system, she however lacks instinct. She does have a desire to be free. She has a desire to set her soul free, to have the freedom liberties that she deserves.

On Alina’s seventeenth birthday she does the unbelievable – with the help of three other individuals she manages to escape the island. She manages to trade one prison for another, because the head individual that helped her escape has plans for her. He wants her to help him complete June’s {her passed soul lifes name} quest of blackmailing and bribing people for power and money. Alina doesn’t want to be anything like what June had become, she doesn’t want to be anything of the sort and her whole life has fought against being like her in many ways. The other two individuals that helped her escape treat better then the head guy.

It’s amazing when all Alina ever wanted was at her fingertips, but it still wasn’t what she wanted. She wanted to be free. And as long as she was being controlled by someone she was never going to be free. Does she ever get her freedom? Does she help the head guy with what he wants? Does she ever find out the truth about who she was and who she is meant to be? Does she learn how to make more of herself then what her past self had done? Does she learn what it’s like to be a functional individual within society?

Honestly if you want to know you will need to read the book. This book is fast based, it is full of drama, love, soft romance, deception, scientific possibilities, and so much more. I really enjoyed reading this and cannot wait to share it with my daughter when she gets a little older, it was a wonderful fast read and incredible story. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading books of the science fiction nature!