A new literary, sci-fi thriller from acclaimed author Megan Miranda.
With the science of soul-fingerprinting a reality, Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned for the crimes her past-self committed. In an attempt to clear her name, Alina unintentionally trades one prison for another when she escapes, aided by a group of teens whose intentions and motivations are a mystery to her. As she gets to know one of the boys, sparks fly, and Alina believes she may finally be able to trust someone. But when she uncovers clues left behind from her past life that only she can decipher, secrets begin to unravel. Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat the past.
This compelling story will leave readers wondering if this fictional world could become a reality. – Goodreads
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Megan Miranda at my indie bookstore, and while she was there she was talking about her upcoming book Soulprint and I was extremely excited. Of course this was a year out and so many things happen in a year. The next thing I knew, Soulprint was out and I knew I had to read it.
Soulprint did not disappoint. It is a quick paced novel that had me on the edge of my seat for most of the novel. I never knew what twist or turn Miranda was going to take us on. Miranda tells us the story of Alina, a girl who has been imprisoned her whole life, because of soul-fingerprinting. While her present day self did not commit a crime, her past self did and she must be punished for it. That is the world that Alina lives in. The problem with this world is that it is very isolating and Alina is over it. She wants no part of it. She doesn’t see her self as that person and does not understand why she is being punished as she is no longer that person.
Alina is a strong character, while Miranda created a character that was imprisoned, Alina did not stand for it. She fought her way to get out, only to find herself imprisoned all over again. A group of three people is able to assist her in getting free, only to, in their own way keep her and use her. The three, Cameron, Casey (his sister) and Dominic, all want something, which leaves Alina in the middle with this old soul that she wants to not be a part of.
Throughout multiple twists and turns, Miranda takes not only Alina, but the reader on a wild ride. Looking back, Miranda does leave the reader small hints, however, I was extremely shocked and surprised by the end. What do you mean that was the end?! And it’s a stand alone?! Bravo Miranda. Bravo.