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The Oldest Soul - Animus

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  442 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Eve has no idea she’s the oldest soul on earth, with a pre-wired connection to every other soul on the planet and that the boy she’s mysteriously drawn to, named Roman, has been her soul mate, her love of nearly three hundred lifetimes—until he tells her.

But what Roman doesn’t mention is that the new genetic test called Animus will soon expose what she is to the whole worl
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published October 23rd 2015 by Hierarchy Publishing (first published October 20th 2015)
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Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Do you believe in reincarnation? Have you heard the phrase, someone is an “old soul”? What if science, with all of its many achievements could map the human genome back to the very first being, and that a soul could be quantified and dated, as well? Are there only a finite number of souls or are new ones created all the time? Pretty heavy pondering, huh? Welcome to Tiffany FitzHenrys’ world, The Oldest Soul – Animus where one contemporary seventeen-year-old girl discovers she possesses the oldes ...more
Tiffany FitzHenry
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My honest hope is to take readers on a fast-paced, mysterious ride, full of closely guarded historical secrets fictionalized into a world so unique it has to be experienced and stays with the reader, almost hauntingly, all while challenging, and inspiring and stirring some dormant sleeping place deep in all of us.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Eve's character by the end of chapter 1. The concept of soul mates, reincarnation and past lives is so unique and flat out fascinating! As you read this book it almost makes you feel something deep inside that makes you question "is this real". Highly recommend! ...more
Makara Berry
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was really a case of a happy accident, I took the soul test on Facebook, and was led to the book description. I found the premise to be exciting and something wholly original. The concept of aging a soul, recalling a past life and the people you travel with through lifetimes has always been fascinating. The author does an amazing job keeping all of the narrative threads together and weaving the concepts of many ideologies together without being divisive or preachy. This story is swift, ...more
Fiona Shrugg
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this book. First of all I could not put it down, the pace just made me tear through the pages. I liked it so much, I can not wait to get my hands on book 2! Eve is such an incredible hero and all the other characters just feel so real, you ghet really invested in their lives and are left wanting more. By the last pages you're wanting to slow it down but it's only speeding up, racing toward an end that leaves you literally breathless. Best book I've read since Divergent. ...more
Melody Sudden
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, this book will take you to places you've never been but somehow feel like maybe you have in the most amazing way. Reading it is like having a memory of a wish, it's hard to describe. It has to be experienced. ...more
Mariah Healey
Aug 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Maybe it's because I'm a writer. Maybe it's because I just finished reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy the night before picking up Animus. Maybe it's because I generally don't read first person fiction.

But since chapter 1, Animus has been a fast-paced disappointment.

Even for a first novel, it was astonishingly poorly executed. The main characters felt incredibly flat:
Eve = average teen girl with lots of insecurities and everyone hates her. Nothing ruffles her, but nothing motivates her, eithe
Jan 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Such a fun concept...but I didn't like the execution...not yet anyhow.

It felt like the author had this grand idea and wrote all their favorite parts first, the questions posed to offer insight in life and death, a shared glance that can offer entire conversations, the gifts that come with reincarnation. Reading about parts of this, you know the author is just having a grand time coming up with this universe. But. It feels like the author forgot to invite us on the journey and share the adventure
Tela Kayne
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a quickly paced, page turner. Watch out Katniss Everdeen, Evelyn O’Cleirich is here! ...more
Quinn FitzHenry
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just read it. Then you'll understand. It's like the best of Twilight but more fascinating, you don't have to be a vampire to relate to it. I couldn't put it down, and yet I didn't want it to end. ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 month


This book was wonderful, but had me confused a lot. At times I couldn't understand what certain scenes contributed to the book.

My favorite character was Jude because he sounded like a generally cool guy to hang out with.

My favorite part was when Shamas destroyed the Queen Bee colony because the detail was incredible.
Valicity Elaine
I’m always commenting on how unique the books I agree to review are and this one is no different. I’m really not playing this up, this is truly one of a kind and I’m happy I had the chance to read it. I’ll admit, this is a bit out of my genre and I probably would not have ever picked up this book on my own. That being said, this is a prime example of how it is possible to write a good review for a book you may not have necessarily liked.

The first point I’m going to highlight is the editing. Thi
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
A great idea, completely ruined by the gratingly juvenile style of writing.

Written as a boy meets girl; gushing American teen style, completely out of sync with the basic premise of the excellent idea. Even the unbelievable names grate on the nerves: Zeppelin for instance.

A real, unfullfilled struggle to see if anything profound, or even remotely interesting happens

Reads like someone called Tiffany had written it... Oh wait...!!!
Kevin Sells
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Truly enjoyable.

This book is a page turner. The story moves along at a nice clip with each chapter having a nice little reveal. The ending drove me nuts because I know that I've absolutely GOT to buy the next one and it's not out yet. Some great and imaginative characterizations of the different lifetime levels afterwards though. Really looking forward to book two.
Anadia-chan Anadia-chan
Aug 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I can't even finish this book. Great concept, poor execution. The writing style is incredibly awkward and the events do not unfold naturally. Even the dialogue is extremely awkward and really difficult to read. I had to stop. When I read the description I was definitely intrigued but sadly I have been let down. ...more
Kylee Hampshire
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
For a paperback this book is quite expensive. I paid through Book Depository around $25.70 but I didn't mind as it sounded interesting. Don't make the same mistake. It was not worth it. The story is immature and has no depth to it. Very disappointing. ...more
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was SO good! Although I am left wondering in there going to be another book? I can't find the answer anywhere! If someone does know please let me know ...more
One of the best books ever!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mkTcWR-... for my review :)
Renee Banks
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED reading this book!!! I couldn't put it down until I had read the last page. Such an original subject matter. I can't wait for the next book in the series. ...more
Jack Brown
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really liked this book, can't wait to read book 2. ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating read, highly anticipating the next installment.
Katherine Rhoades
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This was definitely one of those books that makes you think about existence, and human nature. I can't wait to read what happens next.
Les Bruce
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting concept - well executed
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Actual rating 3.5

Not a bad start to a series! I love the ideas behind it and how everything is all connected. I found sometimes that Eve could tend to drag on for a bit more than necessary, making too many comparisons etc.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Between 2.5 and 3 stars. It's alright. ...more
Cat Hall
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Enlightening. It makes one look at existence from another perspective entirely. It has an air of truth to it. Possibilities. ...
Barbara Trozzi
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
It all happened so quickly

I felt as swept up and confused as Eve through the book but, like Eve, irresistibly compelled forward. I was quite surprised when it ended and am going to start the next on immediately.
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that happened to me. I was on Facebook and saw a quiz about how old is your Soul. I was intrigued by this. Once I discovered it was premise for a book I wanted to read it. Fiction is not generally what I read unless there is some spiritual basis to the story. This book covers that. Overall I found the story actioned packed, thought provoking and enveloping. Look forward to reading the second book.
Mteresa forguson
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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It started a little slow, then it grabbed me and kept me guessing. Waiting for the second one, should have it soon.
L.Y. Levand
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, so, before I go into why I gave this four stars, a few things I didn't like.

~The first half was a little slow, and the second half was a little fast. Not too big a deal, but kind of annoying.
~Love triangle (you could, if pressed, make a - weak - argument for there not being a love triangle, but by my definition, there was a love triangle, and I despise those on principle. Sorry.)
~The sentence structure and punctuation was, in some places, very...odd. I had to stop several times and scra
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Tiffany has said that the story of The Oldest Soul had been "making its presence known" for several years.

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