Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Book Review: What's A Soulmate by Lindsey Ouimet


Title: What's a Soulmate
Author: Lindsey Ouimet
Genre: Young Adult, Romance


Libby Carmichael has just met her Soulmate. It’s just too bad he’s behind bars.

When you only see the world in black and white until you meet yours, it's pretty simple to figure out when you’ve found your Soulmate. What Libby can't figure out is why fate/destiny/the powers-that-be have decided that Andrew McCormack is her one, true match. Libby is smart, organized, and always has a plan for what's coming next. So when she sees Andrew for the first time and her world is instantly filled with color, she's thrown for a loop.

Namely because he's in a dingy grey jumpsuit.

And handcuffs.

And being booked into a juvenile detention facility.

Surely a boy who's been convicted of a headline-making, violent crime isn't the person she’s meant to be with. There's no way she belongs with someone like that... Right?

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My Review: 

What’s a soulmate is definitely something I haven’t read before. People start out not seeing color, solely in black and white and when you meet your soulmate you are thrown into a world full of colors you’ve never seen before. It’s definitely a unique version of finding your soulmate, especially because I read so much about werewolves and that’s a completely different way of finding your soulmate. 
I enjoyed the take charge way of our main character, who chooses to navigate on her own as she tries the list of questions that grows as the story goes on. There was a realness to her that I enjoyed, she didn’t just take everything in stride like I find a lot of main characters tend to do. Instead, she worries (making herself sick with it at some point), and becomes her own detective. 
I found the dialogue to be witty at times, and sometimes utterly ridiculous, which is expected of teenagers. The story had several twists which definitely threw me for a bit of a whirl (but of course I won’t give it away for you ;) ) and kept me interested in reading. I enjoyed the romance, or the lack of it at times. Sometimes it truly is refreshing when you can find a work where you have to really work for that love, whether it be destined or not. Considering the fact I’ve had a lot of trouble these last few months finding a book I can’t put down, I enjoyed this one greatly

Favorite Quotes:

"This is the same man who not only cried on my first day of kindergarten, but called into work sick so he could sit in his parked car across the street in case I needed him."

"Having a soulmate... Being with that Soulmate? It doesn't change human nature."

"Sometimes it's easy to overestimate in others something that you have so much of yourself."

"It's okay to not know how you feel, sweetie. That is totally okay... as long as you afford him the safe courtesy."

"And, Libby, you should know... Me not loving you might not be the end of your world, but it sure as hell would feel like the end of mine,"

Review By Sam Valkyrie

About The Author:
Lindsey Ouimet

Lindsey Ouimet is an author and enormous fan of young adult literature. She grew up absolutely living for the Accelerated Reader Program at her elementary school, devouring one book after another. Over time her love of reading morphed into a love of telling stories as well. She's been writing ever since.

Born and raised (& still living) in Georgia, she spends most of her time obsessing over fictional characters (both her own and those created by others), wasting time on the internet, marathoning TV shows via Netflix, and hanging out with her husband and their small army of pets.

To date, her greatest claim to fame is the fact that she once made eye contact with Jordan Catalano... er... Jared Leto.

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