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Review: Soulmates by Holly Bourne

Soulmates by Holly Bourne
Published by Usborne

Goodreads Synopsis
Every so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their problems.

Enter Poppy, the 17-year-old cynic with a serious addiction to banana milk, and Noah, the heart-throb guitarist; residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students, and…soulmates.

After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. But with a secret international agency preparing to separate them, a trail of destruction rumbling in their wake, (and a looming psychology coursework deadline), they are left with an impossible choice between the end of the world, or a life without love…

My Thoughts
I must admit this book was really interesting. Parts of it I really loved and I did find myself completely hooked and unable to put it down meaning I whizzed through a fairly chunky book in less than two days.

I liked several things about this book. I found it a really easy read which I could whiz through speedily without too much effort because the storyline was pacey and engaging throughout. I liked its ideas about soul mates and the consequences of two finding each other. It that regard it reminded me of the adjustment burea, a film I really loved, and I was continually intrigued about where it was going next. I really liked Noah and getting under the skin of why it was the person he was and I often found myself swooning just a little bit at the romantic things he did.

That said despite really enjoying the book on the whole I do have to admit I am not at all a fan of Poppy who is the main character in the book. I found her sarcastic and cynical ways a bit too much and often felt her comments and remarks were quite nasty and bitchy in places which really but me off her. I just didn't get how someone that young could be that cynical and how someone that popular could be that nasty to her friends and get away with it. It did mean that when things went wrong for her I didn't find myself caring as much as a probably ought to.

All in all an interesting read I will happily be recommending as it has some really interesting ideas and a compelling storyline I just wish I'd got along with the main character a bit better.  

You'll love this if you loved
The Adjustment Bureau


Unknown said…
I love the cover.
Anya said…
I am really intrigued by this book, even if the main female is a bit whiny! Great review :)
Anna Scott said…
I've read a lot of intriguing things about this one, and am thinking about picking it up next. Thanks for the heads up about the main character!
Anonymous said…
I got sent a copy of this and whilst parts were engaging and I sped through them, other parts were a little slow and I haven't actually finished it yet. I'll try and finish it though...