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Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire’s soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.

After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is g
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Paperback, Revised & Extended Second Edition, 276 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books (first published May 24th 2012)
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Lisa
Dec 06, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
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The Soul’s Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff is the first book in her Soul’s Mark series. This is a YA vampire book in which Ms. Stoyanoff provides us with a new take on the whole "soul mate" concept. Essentially, the story goes that long ago a pissed off witch cursed all vampires and had their souls tore from them. This left our vampire friends soulless monsters with their only chance of redemption being when they found the human that their souls are tied to. This human is their other half, their
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Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface my review that it sorrows me to give the book this rating because until half way through it was a solid 4 star novel.

The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff seems like it's going to be just another paranormal novel, but there's a rich backstory here, and we are introduced to Amelia, who is a teenager who has gone through a devastating experience, but wins a scholarship to a prestigious school and it seems all
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Elesia
May 05, 2015 Elesia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
Read this book in one day, it had me captivated from beginning to end! I loved the bond between Mitchell and Amelia. They were always fighting and challenging each other, but they never walked on ice around each other and I liked that. Really, Really loved this book!
Kj
Nov 14, 2013 Kj rated it really liked it

Amelia's parents were killed when she was young. Until her 18th birthday she grew up in the foster care system. That is until she won the Dreams Come True Scholarship. Everything is looking up for Amelia but she is also have strange dreams about a guy she is now in love with. Little does she know Mitchell isn't just a dream, he is real.


I don't want to give too much away on this one. There are so many facets to this story and as you read you will figure them out. I really struggled with the firs

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Rhomy
Well, I loved this book! But somehow I can't find the appropiate way to review it, that's why it took me so long to post it.

Above all, it was a fun reading with an impeccable writing and unique storyline combined with perfectly constructed characters. A nice twist on soulmates, a refreshing premise with vampires and some magic. Definitely a fantastic start for a series!

The whole book goes around Amelia, and the story begins when she earns a scholarship and move to her "dream house" and meet her
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Nut73
May 24, 2012 Nut73 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly fantastic read! The characters are unusual with realistic human elements and emotions that draw you into the world of Stoyanoff's vision. This is a definite first, as the conflicts are authentic to the real world while infusing the supernatural in a unique way not touched on in other books within this genre. The main character of Amelia is an authentic young woman whose backstory intrigues the reader. Her feelings are always justified, without compromising her vulnerability, and she find ...more
Francesca
Jul 26, 2012 Francesca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With so many vampire themed books, "FOUND" is completely different from the others. The main character , Amelia, chooses to fight what she feels and that is was is so remarkable with her. She is still rational with her decisions.
Thought the main character is quite rebellious, it showed how instinct, life experiences and friends , teaching us that no matter what, we, ourselves should have a say in our life.
Denise
May 23, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Soul's Mark: FOUND
by Ashley Stoyanoff (Goodreads Author)

Synopsis from Goodreads
"Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire's soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.

After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. Hi
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Sara
I was so glad I got this book to review as an ARR. It was so good! I debated between 4 and 5 stars, but the 5 won out:D I definitely recommend this to everyone.

Amelia is a broken girl that has been in foster care after her parents were murdered. She wins a scholarship for a university that pays for everything and finally has a chance to get away. During the first chapter or two I thought she would be a weak, shy young woman. But then as she met the people she moved into a castle with, her person
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Christina Smith
Jul 04, 2012 Christina Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

At first when I heard this book was about Vampires I was a little disappointed. As we all know, that genre has been done to death, but the story was so original, it didn't take long to get past my vampire prejudice. I had just read a book that was quite a disappointment and was thrilled that this one grabbed hold of my interest and wouldn't let go. I read this book in one day, and didn't want it to end.

What I love about stories of soulmates is the intensity of the two characters, especially the
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Helena Ison
Once I picked up this book, I could not put it down! (I read it over a course of two days, the fastest I've ever read a book of this length) I loved everything about this book and hated that it had to end. Trust me, this is not your traditional vampire novel. It's a love story of sorts with a heart-wrenching past. The supernatural aspects of this book blew my mind, I love the approach Stoyanoff took to express them! Clever and modernistic!

I absolutely loved the writing style of this book! The ch
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 Mandy - Lace Vintage ♥
You Can Not Run From Destiny


"The first thing you should know is that soulmates are real. They are not just some romantic idea. We are made for one person and one person alone."

The Souls Mate:FOUND Has made me fall in love with vampires again, I'll still having a love/hate relationship with YA novels but hey I'm super happy because I haven't read a good vamp novel since Dracula, I'm more of a shifter kinda girl but I read the synopsis then I was hooked, I just had to read it and it didn't disappo
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~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
This story embodies the phrases, “There is a fine line between love and hate,” and, “Be careful what you wish for.” The synopsis very accurately depicts the plot-line of this book. Chaos erupts and emotions run high, as the destinies of two very different people finally merge. Secrets are revealed, painful pasts are faced, and closets full of skeletons all break free at once.

Amelia is a pretty relatable female-lead character. She's stubborn, strong-willed, determined and loyal. Even though she'
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Kelly
May 27, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When i read books i either like them or i don't. For some reason this book made me absolutely love it at times, i wanted to hug every character and high five them, but at certain points i wanted to punch some of the characters and scream at them. This is just one of the reasons i HAD to keep reading. At first i wasn't too sure about the book and i thought about reading just for another 20 minutes or so, then the next thing i know it's about 1 hour later and i'm still going and showing no signs o ...more
Sully★
May 29, 2012 Sully★ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Holy Molly, this book was intense. I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes to read about badass vamps and a sexy one on the side. Poor Amelia at first but as the story starts to progress she is luckky to have a guy like Mitch.. ahh the description is so great i can actually picture him. All i can say is grrreat job Ashley this book was invigorating...I could not stop reading.. I was aching in every page for a happy ending for both Amelia and Mitch, you can actually feel for both of them ...more
Trish Bash
May 30, 2012 Trish Bash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a paranormal romance including vampires and witches though you don't really get any introduction to the truth of this matter until you are about half way through the book. The story was different than most of the previous vampire books I have read and it was very refreshing. By the time I got to the end, I was wishing for more of the story. I sincerely hope that there will be another either sequel or series based book. I would definitely be interested in ...more
Josie
May 27, 2012 Josie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Four and a half stars! Ashley Stoyanoff does a wonderful job creating this paranormal romance. I found myself having mixed emotions with several characters, this kept me on edge, (which is a good thing).
Amelia finds her soul mate, embraces destiny, makes life changing decisions and sees things are not all black and white. Is it a good or bad thing to have a soul mate? With her personal tragedies she has endured and tough choices to be made, Amelia grows into a strong female character. Look forwa
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Toni
Jul 27, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! Once I started I couldn't put it down I was up all night finishing it! The book started off really good and I loved the characters .. Ameila was great she fought for what she wanted and well Mitch (HOT) I love and hated him but he really grew through the book, and in the end he didnt disappoint!!! I hope to see more from this series! I also hope we get to see what all Eric has to offer! I highly recomment this book!

You Can Not Run From Destiny!

Kristina
May 27, 2012 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more of a story of a girl's journey than a love story. I really enjoyed the story and characters. A fun read I accomplished in a day. Hope to read more from this author.
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Aug 11, 2012 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: We ♥ YA Books!
UPDATE: Re-Read (May 3, 3013 - May 4, 2013) - Doing a re-read so I can move on to books two and three and it's just as good the second time around as it was the first! LOVED IT!

(First Read - August 10-11, 2012)
The Soul’s Mark: FOUND is the first book in The Soul’s Mark series written by Ashley Stoyanoff. I read this as an ARR with We YA Books! As always, a special thank you to the mods and author for allowing me to participate.


THIS BOOK ROCKED!!!

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D.M. Dutcher
This is a book that starts out badly but gets very compelling later on. Unfortunately I'm not sure about the message the book sends, and this is a conflicted review. I will put some of it in spoiler tags.

Amelia has just won a scholarship, and is hoping this can be the start of a new life. Her parents were brutally murdered years ago, and she longs to put all of this behind her and start college. However when she arrives, her "scholarship" is odd as hell: she lives in a palatial mansion with insa
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SANDRA
May 25, 2012 SANDRA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a short story it was pretty good. I enjoyed it to the very end. Except for the grammatical problems that there was I simply could not stop read it.
It was a little disappointing when we did not get to see more of the past lives of "Millie", I was interested enough to have enjoyed reading more of that section of her life, but wait I am getting ahead of my self. ") often do that.

I believe and felt A.S did a wonderful job unfolding the story and the characters made me feel as if they were my fr
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Tracey (YA Book Addict)
Jan 25, 2013 Tracey (YA Book Addict) rated it really liked it
From this point on you are no longer the master of your destiny. It is imperative for you to forget the notion that you have the power to control your own fate. Your path has been chosen for you and whether you like it or not always remember you canNOT run from destiny."

The Souls Mark: FOUND is the first book in The Souls Mark series. As with most first books in a series you have the getting to know the characters faze. And while that is true with this book, it is also packed with action, romanc
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Tiana Lemons
Dec 31, 2012 Tiana Lemons rated it it was amazing
I Got this ebook in exchange for an honest review

Okay, where to start...the plot was really strong (as it had strong support). The storyline was obviously better than Twilight (sorry for all those Twilight lovers, but I just HATE it with capital H A T E). The vampires were so realistic, they didn't sparkle like little girlies mixed with glitter and they took everything nice and slowly. Although they told her the truth near the end/middle, the story progressed in a nice pace, showing that this st
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Amelia has spent her life on the outside looking in. She doesn't fit in with her peers. She is an orphan and a loner. She has looked for a place to fit in and to be loved.

She receives a scholarship to a University. It comes with all expenses paid and an allowance. She comes to her new situation with high hopes. She is wanting to start over, to not have her past dictate her present.

She finds a gated community with secrets. Danger lurks around the corner. Is her imaginary boyfriend from her dreams
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Becca
I guess in reality i would give it maybe a 3.5. no i will give it a 3.5.

The song i "assign" to this book is......"My Body" By Young the Giant!!!!

Okay so for my first thoughts are these: it started off strong, i stayed up until about 2:30 in the morning got about half way through the book and only stopped because i had to go to sleep because i had school the next day. Unfortunately for me this is where it started to go down hill. i don't really know if it was because i took a break from it or w
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Curse of the Bibliophile
Aug 13, 2012 Curse of the Bibliophile rated it it was amazing
Amelia Caldwell just wants a fresh start and hopes that by moving to Willowberg she will get just that. Unfortunately things only get worse when she finds out that her birthmark is more than it seems. Amelia finds out that she has been marked by a vampire’s soul and is his soulmate. Her vampire soulmate is Mitchell Lang. He has been searching for Amelia for almost a century and fears that he will soon lose her to another man. In a desperate attempt to keep her he takes away her free will and int ...more
Loren Cherne
Aug 27, 2012 Loren Cherne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book The Soul's Mark: FOUND for an honest review.

I would like to start off by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I could not put it down. I love to read about vampires. I thought that this was an innovative approach with vampires, vampires having soulmates. I definitely cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out.

The book is about a shy girl (Amelia) that is just going off to college. Her parents have died 5 years ago; she just recently left the foster care p
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Suzanne Pringle
OMG! I read this in a day. I was glued! I loved this book. I thought this book was more about the relationship and emotions then about the action.

I loved the characters. The vampires were not your ordinary blood-sucking, nighttime only scary vampires. They can go outside in the sun ,they can eat food but it's just for fun (so to speak), and they lose their soul. It was put on them by a scorned witch -that the soul of the vampire is attached to a human and they are destined to wonder through seve
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Jonel Boyko
Jun 11, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing
Finally, a new take on vampirism. No one sparkles, no one is indestructible, and no one fights a werewolf. And don't get me wrong, I do love my werewolves too, generally more than vampires, but this book has me rethinking that.

I picked this book up this morning and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. I was enthralled by Amelia’s character and couldn’t believe the changes that Mitchell went through in just one book. Not one single character in the book is a cardboard cut-out place holder,
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Ashley Stoyanoff is a romance author for young adult and new adult readers. Stoyanoff published her first novel, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, in 2012. She has been the winner of two Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in the categories of young adult and newbie fiction. When she's not writing, she most likely has her nose stuck in a book or is at the mall buying far too many clothes. You can visit her at www.a ...more
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“And she loved the way he made her feel, the way her heart beat when he was near, the electricity she felt at his touch, and the nervous butterflies he always caused in her stomach.” 10 likes
“The first thing you should know is that soulmates are real. They are not just some romantic idea. We are made for one person and one person alone.” 7 likes
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