Friday, 30 January 2015

Review - Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Title: Soulprint
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 368
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Release date: 1st February 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Alina Chase has spent her entire life in confinement. With the science of soul-printing now a reality, she is 'protected' for her own safety – and the safety of others – because her soul has done terrible things ... or so she's told. When Alina finally breaks out of prison, helped by a group of people with unclear motives, she begins to uncover clues left by her past life that only she can decipher. And she may not be as innocent as she once believed. Can Alina change her future, or is she fated to repeat her past and face the consequences?

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK&ANZ) and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Soulprinting means that spinal fluid can be used to see who people were in their prior reincarnation and as a result Alina Chase has spent her life trapped on an island because of who she was in a previous life – a criminal called June who hacked into the soulprint database.
At seventeen, Alina has dreamed of escaping for years and one day it finally happens – a group of people break her out. Can Alina trust her rescuers? Will she ever truly be free? Was June really the villain people saw her as?

Soulprinting is a very intriguing idea and you could tell that the author had thought about it in great detail. I liked Alina and felt sorry for her – she didn’t know her parents and all she wanted was to live her life in peace but the shadow of June was constantly hanging over her. There was some romance in this but it didn’t feel that real to me. The plot was okay but I did see something coming early on. It did feel like the middle dragged a bit but the writing style was easy to read and engaging.

Overall this was an interesting read that I enjoyed.