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Someone Else's Soul

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Honestly, I was interested in SOMEONE ELSE'S SOUL because of its intriguing cover.  When I read the synopsis, I thought that this book has a great premise and deserves a chance to be read, even though Sci-Fi is not my preferred genre. Turns out the story is not bad.

This book is definitely a fast-paced. It has a lot of actions that keep me on the edge of my seat. Very entertaining. However, because of all these actions, I feel like this book is lacking the character development. Also, at some point, the plot is a little bit unbelievable and cliche.

Overall, I enjoyed reading SOMEONE ELSE'S SOUL, and I would still recommend it to those who are looking for fast and fun reading.
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DNF at page 155/253 

PROS: 
• Fast paced.
• Good writing.

CONS:
• Too much action. I mean, c'mon, let me breathe and give me something else too.
• The repetition of "father/clone", or something like this, it drove me crazy! Really, I understood that he was a clone!
• No character development. Besides some brief things and moments where I was actually told who was who, most of the times I was confused about who I was reading.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: 
• I was very intrigued by the synopsis of this book and couldn't wait to read it. 
• I loved the first, let's say about 60 pages because I was just flying through them and loved almost every word, but at some point, I have just lost my interest in it. There seemed to be no plot, just a chain of action.
• As I had mentioned in my CONS, the repetition of " father/clone" was just slowly killing my brain. Was a huge turn-off from this book!
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I had a great time reading this book and now I am looking forward to reading more books by the same author. Many many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me access to this eARC.
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I wish I could say I enjoyed this book more than I did. Although I did enjoy parts of it, It just didn’t hold my attention as I thought it might.. I will not say it wasn’t a good book, as there are plenty of genres I love and others not so much. This just wasn’t for me. It seemed a little too far fetched, and not believable. I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading as we all have our preference. The style is very well done and easy to read. 

Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book, in return for my honest review.
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I loved the premise of this book but really had a hard time getting into. The characters lacked emotional development and depth. While the plot was interesting, how little emotion that was shown by characters that were supposed to be otherwise realistic people despite being clones was off-putting. I really wanted to like this book but I struggled to even finish it.
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Loved it! A fast moving story with plenty of surprises throughout. More in the line of sci fi thriller.
This story is about a woman called Diana Kane who is able to profile people and see into their lives .The company she works for isn't what she thinks as she discovers when she meets David Addington. He tells her about other women that exist that have her same dna and face. Now she must decide whether to trust him or not and find the others before the company can kill them all to keep their secrets. Kept my interest throughout and was very entertaining.
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i asked to review this book as the blurb made it remind me of the tv show orphan black

and i couldn't have enjoyed it more. very in depth and lots going on, but it never lost my attention
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A fast paced and entertaining read, although a bit too unbelievable at points. It's somewhat sci-fi and follows main characters Diana and David as they race to save several clones. With these types of books I always allow for a little bit of unbelievable, but some of the plot points on this one didn't always add up or make sense. But, the book had a lot of action and there were not any dull moments. I didn't really get into any of the characters and I was not invested in any of their outcomes, but again, this is the type of book you read for fun. It reminds me of some action movies where there the story is somewhat secondary to the action, which is not necessarily a bad thing, considering the book did move along nicely. I think this is a good summer vacay read.
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I couldn't get into this one as much as I hoped I would. I put it down so many times hoping to try again after another book and unfortunately I never gained interest. I had to DNF this one. Maybe its my fault for not choosing from my fave genre of psych thrillers, but this was a no for me.
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From the minute I began reading this book I struggled to really get into it and I kept wondering what it was about the book that was 'off', considering the premise of the book is interesting, the writing is good and it is fast paced as well. Turns out it's the characters and their development (or lack of it).

Also, even though the premise is interesting, the plot execution is pretty straightforward with almost no twists and turns and the climax/ ending is just that with a bit of ambiguity whether there will be a sequel to this book or not. This book reads like the countless made for TV action movies I have watched...good fun while it lasts. If there is a sequel to this book, I will not mind reading it just to see where it takes the characters next.

I read that the author is a molecular anthropologist which means she sequences dead people's DNA. Which is so cool! I hope she writes a book (if she hasn't already) based on that.

My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for providing me with an e-ARC of the book.
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Diana, an agent at Global Incentives, has an acute awareness of details and badly longs for human connection. When she receives an anonymous email that catches her attention, she engages. Especially because he also plays “the same puzzle Game with the world” where snippets of data are gathered to create a larger picture. Eventually, Diana meets her stranger. His name, he reveals, is David, and he has crucial information about Diana that she is unaware of. David reveals that Diana is actually a clone, but even more frighteningly, the company behind the clone productions is hunting her, and her fellow clones, with orders to kill on sight. A few of the clones are still alive, though, so Diana, David, and a man David claims to be his father go on a mission to save the clones.
This story is definitely action-packed. Cover to cover there is fighting, running, explosions, and so much more. I was definitely entertained by the characters being on the run and dealing with very sticky situations. On the other hand and because of the sheer amount of action, I felt the author sacrificed developing the characters' personalities. The beginning of the novel started out spectacularly with copious amounts of information about Diana. Although, this “Game” she plays and continues to play throughout the book is sort of ambiguous and confusing. I utterly disliked that aspect.
Overall, I felt the writing was fluid, the dialogue was believable, and the plot was acceptable, but it did come across as a rejected Black Mirror episode. With that being said, I think this could have been a very effective novella instead of a full novel. 
I would recommend this book to those inclined to enjoy an action/adventure book, unless you are sensitive to curse words. I would also not recommend this book to those looking for fleshed-out characters and a well-developed plot.
* Thank you to Netgalley, the publishers, and the author for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. *
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3 Stars 3/5
 I found this book to be well-written and slightly interesting, but it was often confusing and hard to believe.   Yes, cloning is something that our world is attempting to process, and I love a good mystery or suspense, but I just didn't find this book one for me.   I think many readers will like it, but it was simply okay for me.
           As this book was good, but just not of particular interest to me, I am rating it 3 stars. Check it out!  It might just be what you're looking for in a mystery/fantasy.
            I received a digital version of this book from netgalley and Bleeding Ink Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.
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Someone Else’s Soul by Meradeth Houston

Diana Kane is an agent for a big company and seems to do a number of jobs similar to an undercover agent. She is at an event when David Addington introduces himself. The story he tells her is one she finds highly unlikely until...things change. Gradually this turns into more sci-fi than romantic suspense though it does remain an adventure packed thriller from beginning to end. With two companies competing, clones having been created now to be “deleted”, clones to be saved and more going on this was an interesting story that I wished had a bit more depth. I would have liked to get to know Diana and David better and perhaps have had an epilogue or perhaps an indication this is just book one in a series so I would know whether or not the two and their look alike clones might eventually have the opportunity for longevity. 

Did I like this book? Yes 
Would I read a second book if this was a series? I think so

Thank you to NetGalley and Bleeding Ink Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review.

3-4 Stars
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Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me w/ this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm not really sure why some of the reviews for this book are so poor. I thought this book was super interesting! The story drew me in immediately from the start and kept my attention through out. I would describe this as part Sci-Fi and part Thriller. I don't really want to say too much about the plot because I think this is one of those books that the less you know the better. I enjoyed the main character and her interactions with the other characters. I look forward to reading more from Meradeth Houston, this was a fun read!
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I’m so sorry but I couldn’t get into or finish this book.  I will pick it up again and start afresh another day.
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Thanks Netgalley and the publisher/author  for this ARC for my honest review. 

I had a hard time with this book.    It’s not my typical goto genre, and that may be the reason.     The storyline intrigued me, but I definitely came close to DNF’ing the book.   

It was just okay.   Nothing had me wowed or amazed.
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This book grabbed me within the first chapter, which is important to me. If I have to force myself through several chapters to keep reading a book, I lose interested and feel like my time was wasted.

Within a few pages, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down. 

I enjoyed the characters, and actually felt sad and disappointed when I came to find out the truth behind one of them.

The author does a good job of explaining how the main character, Diana, feels and provides great insight into what makes her tick. That makes the book more enjoyable to read, because oftentimes an author can lose the reader or find it hard to allow the reader to relate to such a unique and complex character.
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A twisted thriller that excites as well as confounds.  My favorite read this year.
Diane Kane's realization that her entire life has been a lie and what she needs to do to keep it makes this a thrilling read
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The description of this book intrigued me as I enjoy techno/sci-fi thrillers. Having said that I battled with this novel, picking it up and putting it down several times.
First person novels are not my favourite as many authors struggle to get the voice right, for me this book was no exception. Diane is clearly a hard-nosed analytical person, which would be interesting but I battled to connect with any of the characters. There was also some dialogue (minimal I'll grant you but jarring none the less) that seemed rather immature to me and not in keeping with the seriousness of the characters.
Without a doubt though, this is clearly the first in a series, I seriously hope when the synopsis goes up on Amazon etc that it states so. From what I have seen it is the bane of most readers' existence to get to the end of a book and have absolutely no resolution. Very few questions were answered in the first book, I was actually left with more questions than answers, this will not make me purchase the next book however.
I do not enjoy being critical of novels because I can only imagine the time and effort that went into such an endeavour and obviously it is only my opinion.
Many thanks to #Netgalley and #BleedingInkPublishers for the ARC of #SomeoneElse'sSoul in exchange for my honest review.
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I had high hopes for Someone Else's Soul. The story was good but felt stifling. It's like when you get in an elevator with too many people, and it's just too much at once in the tiny space. The plot is intriguing but much too much. A sparse narrative would have been better. I'm not a fan of overdone, so I had a hard time connecting with this story. Too much action and cliches and unnecessary jumble. Not enough development and characterization. I can't recommend this one unless you are looking for crammed and jammed. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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