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
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to say that I was pretty excited when I read the description of this book on Goodreads, even more excited when I was approved for an advance copy from NetGalley that is not to say how excited I was to actually start reading the book.
Soulprint is the story of Alina Chase, a seventeen year old girl who is being contained on an island because the soul of a criminal was reincarnated inside of her. I was a little confused when I first started reading the book as to why Alina was being held on the island and what June did that was so bad that being reborn inside of Alina, would make Alina dangerous. The story is pretty much action from the opening pages, with the reader learning about Alina and June as the story progresses. On Alina’s birthday every year the press come to speak with her, but this year will be different, this year Alina has a plan to escape. This brings in Casey and Cameron, one a guard and one part of the press. They are there to help Alina escape….but we do not find out their reason why till later in the book.
Alina’s entire escape is shrouded in mystery as they meet up with the fourth member of their escape, Dominic, who has his own plans for Alina and the information they think she possess from June. The thing that I liked about this story was that Alina did not trust anyone of the three of them from the get go, even when she recognizes Dom as a former guard.
One of the things I liked about this book was that while it was action packed, there was still a tiny love story brewing in the undertones of the story. It was great to see Alina’s relationship with all three of her “rescuers” progress during the book. I have to say that the friendship between Cameron and Alina was my favorite of the book.
There were so many times that I was anxious for the story to move on, so that the questions I had would be answered, but at other times I enjoyed seeing how Alina assimilated to a life outside of the world she grew up.
This entire book made me think about what our world would be like if we had the Soul Fingerprinting system that they do in the story, the one that finds that June’s soul is inside of Alina, and who or what life I may have had before I was born into this life. It definitely brings out ideas that I would not have thought about had I not read this book.
All in all a fantastic read.