Today, I’m introducing a book that will definitely intrigue you: SOULPRINT by Megan Miranda! Read on for to see what Megan Miranda thinks she was in the past life and make sure to enter the giveaway for a finished copy of SOULPRINT, courtesy of Bloomsbury!
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.
Ever since I was little, I believed in a superstition, that the birthmarks you have are linked with your manner of death in a previous life. Do you believe in this superstition and based on your birthmarks, what do you think you were in your previous life?
Oh, I love this superstition. I’m not sure if I totally believe it, though I definitely like to imagine it. I love the idea that our souls would carry marks — that our past self is never completely gone.
Okay, true story: I just turned my hand over to look at the birthmark I’d had on my pointer finger since as long as I can remember — and it’s gone. What? Is that possible? What does this mean?
So anyway, I used to have this mark on my pointer finger. Which always made me think of a pinprick, a la Sleeping Beauty. So perhaps I was poisoned? Cursed? Existed inside a fairy tale?
I have another birthmark that, when I was kid, reminded me of a butterfly. But as I got older, I started seeing it more as an hourglass. So if my manner of death in a previous life was “death by butterfly,” I guess I’d imagine myself as a great explorer who succumbed to the sting of a previously unknown poisonous butterfly, in some previously uncharted place in the world.
If instead I suffered “death by hourglass,” then I imagine that there was some sort of ticking clock involved. A spy on a mission? A race to find an antidote for a deadly poison (there I go, back to the poison once more)? Now that I think of it, the hourglass probably symbolizes time itself, and the most obvious answer would probably be the slow beat of time, succumbing to old age.
Well. Whether my previous life ended with a fairy tale curse, poison, or the slow beat of time — I hope it was an adventure ☺
Visit Megan online at www.meganmiranda.com and on Twitter at @MeganLMiranda.
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This is a US only giveaway for 1 hardcover copy of Soulprint. Must be 13 years or older to enter!