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What's a Soulmate?

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  508 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
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 alwa
ebook, 237 pages
Published October 28th 2016 by Evernight Teen (first published October 2016)
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Trinity Irwin
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy that this book plot got created and turned into an actual written book. I’ve seen this idea before I believe on Pinterest and was overjoyed when I saw it was put to life. Not only that, but Lindsey Ouimet does it splendidly.

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The book is about a girl who lives in a world where everyone sees everything in only black and white, that is, until they meet their soulmate. One person could have a soulmate, and their soulmate could have another one and not return the favor. Also, not every
(I received a digital copy of this book for free. Thanks to Evernight Teen Publishing and NetGalley.)

This was a YA paranormal/fantasy romance story, about a world where everything was black and white until you met your soulmate.

Libby was an okay character, although I expected her to tell her parents what had happened a lot sooner than she did.

The storyline in this was about Libby finding her soulmate just as he was being arrested for attacking a police officer. She then tried to work out what h
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
3.5 Stars

The new take on soulmates in this book and the pretty cover pulled me in. The idea is more realistic to me rather than the usual mate match dynamics in shifter books. Here, not ever soulmate match is romantic, it could be your friend, your lover, your son or daughter and it doesn't always work out well. One can match and not the other, they could match but not get along. It's a choice whether to try a romantic relationship or not, and I loved that idea.

Add to that vision changing from b
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
“What’s A Soulmate?” is a contemporary romance with one of the most unique premises I have ever read in the genre.

The world of the book remains in black and white until a person finds their soulmate, at which point everything turns to color. As you can imagine, that is quite disorienting and the author does a great job of showing the types of sensory challenges something like that could present. It’s also how I’ve found love to feel. Everything looks different when you’re with “the one.”

Elena Salvatore

Seems familiar?
I think someone's been browsing tumblr...

I first picked this book up because of the cover (which is so gorgeous) and when I read the synopsis of the book I freaked out for a bit becuase yes I saw that tumblr post myself, yes I was one of those people who heart and reblogged it and yes I was one of those who said that Someone needs to write this book right now!
So why the two star rating you ask? Well, let me explain.

First off, I would like to state that I didn't disliked the bo
Lindsey Ouimet
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this! I'm pretty proud of it. ;)
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of soulmate stories with mystery
4 solid stars.

A copy of this book has been kindly provided by Evernight Teen via in exchange for an honest review.

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I had never read this author’s work but I must confess I was drawn by the cover first (it’s so pretty right?) and then the blurb. I love soulmate stories and YA/teen reads so this seemed like an ideal choice. And I did enjoy myself so much that I ended reading it in one day, being all grumpy when someone wanted to interrupt.

Two things I loved above all else in this sto

The concept of the storyline is rather simple. Their world is like ours - except for one thing: Your world is literally black and white until the moment you first set eyes on your Soulmate, in which your world finally fills with colors. It's just so cheesy and undeniably romantic and cute - I looove it. (However, meeting your Soulmate isn't like an easy, given thing. You might never meet that person, you might not actually love that person, that person migh
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: skim-read
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley and would like to thank Lindsey Ouimet and Evernight Teen Publishing. Due to this kind gesture, I have decided to leave a review.

I was so excited about this book, the cover is gorgeous plus I saw the Tumblr post where this all started. I am so disappointed it breaks my heart. 1 and a half stars.

In a world where you can only see black & white until you meet your soul mate must be everything. This book had the opportunity to be amazing b
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book via in exchange for an honest review.

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Ari Reavis
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Received from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*

I simply loved this book. The angst, the mystery, the romance. Finding your soulmate, literally, lights up your world. Libby starts seeing colors in the jail where her soulmate is awaiting trial. This book started great and kept getting better. I could not wait until Libby visited Drew again. Their romance was awkward and genuine. They both had their moments where I wanted to smack them, but I think they handled the situation the best th
Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku
In this alternate reality, everyone sees in black and white until they meet their Soulmate. Upon looking at your Soulmate your world is suddenly flooded with colors. Talk about overwhelming! But, Soulmate as a noun in this book does not mean what our reality defined a soulmate as. There is so much more. The statistics shared in the book indicate that only 60% of the population ever finds their Soulmate. Many people marry for love. Sometimes, your Soulmate is already married, or you are cis or bi ...more
Kat Bee
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've read this author before and the heat in her writing is tangible. "What's A Soul Mate" is no exception-- magical realism, a world where people are able to find their soulmates by their sudden ability to see color. Throw in gorgeous Andrew, bad boy extraordinaire, rightly or wrongly serving time in juvie; Libby, strong and fearless enough to face the inherent danger in pursuing the boy who brings color into her life. And did I mention that Libby's dad works in the juvie detention center? So y ...more
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I loved this book! The idea that everyone sees the world in black and white, until they meet their soulmate causing colour to finally be seen, is a powerful metaphor for the eye-opening or transformative power of love but is also quite original and interesting. I like the fact that when the two main characters Andrew and Libby see each other for the first time and discover thy are soul mates, they don't instantly fall in love
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)

The characters in this were alright, but I didn't love them.

This was an okay read, but after a while it started to drag slightly for me unfortunately. It felt quite slow in areas, and struggled to keep me fully interested.

Overall, Dragged slightly, but an okay read.
4 stars
Where do I begin with this book? It's not by any means perfect and it's pretty obvious that its a debut novel, but it doesn't change the fact that it's an amazing book that deserves all 4 stars.

Points for:

❤Originality. This idea that people see in black and white until the day they see their soulmate , is something that I haven't read in any other book. It hooked me like a fish in the sea.

❤Conflict. Now, the fact that your soulmate is behind bars? I started to turn the pages like a craz
Amber Jerome
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to write this review for a couple of weeks now. Finally finding time to sit down and give an in depth heartfelt opinion. I didn't want to rush it because it's worth much more than that.

I loved this book from start to finish. 4% into the novel, I got chills up my spine and goosebumps down my arms. It has such a romantic beginning to it that was unique and unlike anything I've ever read.

The author has an amazing talent for connecting the reader to her world. I think what's uniq
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Courtney by: Netgalley
What's a Soulmate? By Lindsey Ouimet is such a fun and sweet YA romance.

Magical realism- Lindsey Ouimet created a world where people only see in black and white... unless they happen meet their soulmate. About 60% of the population will meet their soulmate, about 10% of those matches won't be romantic or might not even work out, and about 40% of the world might not ever find theirs. Also, a person's soulmate could be matched up with someone other than that person (like the MC's parents) or could
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved a lot about this book - the idea, the characters, the fact that it's the story of a journey to a relationship. But what I think I loved most about this book was the element of discovery - the discovery of colour, of what a soulmate is, of a stranger's secrets, of the truth, of who a person is. All of these, in some way, shape or form, are explored in What's a Soulmate.

Libby, as a character, is as vivid in my head as her hair is red. And Drew, while almost a mystery at the start, was slow
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fantastic writing - ending was abrupt
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.75 I really really liked this book so much. The only thing that stopped me from giving this book a full 5 stars was the ending felt a little unfinished. But the writing was phenomenal I think I haven't read such talented inner and outer dialogue in a very long time. The main charachter was 100% relatable and so stinking funny I couldn't but hall head over heels in love with her. She was so relatable and perfectly normal but also had so many qualities I wish I myself could have, she was resilie ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a unique and creative twist on a YA story! A little paranormal spiced with a good dose of reality makes this read totally lovable.
Christina (Little Miss Book-Hearted)
Some spoilers ahead.

DNF at 42%, but I skimmed so much of it that I don't even know how much I actually read.

This was so slow, so corny, almost juvenile, and there was so. MUCH. internal dialogue and rambling about shit that didn't matter at all and was not needed whatsoever. So much description that I kept tapping for the next page until I found one strand of spoken dialogue.

It's predictable, cheesy, and the dialogue was not good, when there actually was dialogue... It didn't flow well, and l
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a sucker for a good romance that will make my heart beat madly and will left me grinning like a fool. This book is everything I was expecting, and more.

I love the main idea of soulmates. I think it is a beautiful theme, and it was handled beautiful. The descritions of the world are written incredibly well, and the words are full of poetry and wonders.

Libby, the main character, is a strong and wise young woman, and she’s so loveable that I would
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read an early version of this book when it was available on SwoonReads, and I really enjoyed it then. But since, the charming authoress has added new content to flesh out the story even more, and make it even easier to fall in love with Drew and Libby all over again.

Which I did. Because they are DELIGHTFUL.

Not only are our protagonists charming and complex, so is the world they live in. Lindsey Ouimet did an excellent job addressing the finding of color in this text, and discovering this alo
Sheharzad ⚘
the cover

i'm so


it left me breathless. i love it so much <3
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Maybe that's why I'm here," I say, realizing in this very moment what I'm about to say is the absolute truth. "To find out if you're better than this."

Imagine a world where you only see in black and white until the day you meet your soulmate and your world seeps into color. Meeting your soulmate can happen anywhere, anytime, at any age. But do not be fooled finding your soulmate can be a blessing or a curse. The lucky ones find their match and love to be mutual while the unfortunate find thei
Jasmine Fuentes
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Beatrice Rivers
*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*

What must it be like to finally meet your soul mate, the one who brings colour into your black and white life, and then have to book appointments to visit him because he’s behind bars? Well, that’s what happened to Libby. And I don’t think that it helped that she didn’t tell her parents or her best friend or that her father was a member of the police.

When Libby first went to see Drew, I didn’t feel sorry for him at
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great read. The story was a unique take on what a soulmate is. I found the book to be refreshing as it looks at soulmate viewpoint is a different way than other books. Also, the characters were great. Libby was a strong female character. I loved how she did detective work to find out the truth. Andrew was close off, but I thought he was a great male lead. Their relationship was not the love at first sight type of stor
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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 fic
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