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The Mirror Souls

(The Mirror Souls Trilogy #1)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  38 reviews
The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Like the rest of the Gaian race, Alana’s life is ruled by the Avalon, the superior race who once created Earth and returned to reclaim it after humanity brought it to the brink of destruction. Because of the Avalon, every Gaian faces the risk of being moved from Region to Region, over and over, with no warning. Alana has no pl

Published September 2019 by Evenstar Books (first published April 18th 2019)
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Chloe Hodge
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read!

This was my first sci-fi read in a long time and it didn’t disappoint. Scott’s attention to detail is wonderful—it feels as though you’re in Alana’s shoes as she battles through one hardship after the next... constantly keeping you on your toes!

This book has a unique plot, great world building and well thought out, relatable characters. I was very impressed with this storyline and the direction the series is headed in!

I’m also intrigued by the romance concept here! Mirror Souls is
Sania Jain
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I won the audiobook of this story in a giveaway hosted by the author and I am so so glad I came across this story.
Set up in the dystopian future world, this story captured my attention from the beginning!
I absolutely loved the world building.
The characters were so flawlessly sketched that you could relate to each and every one of them even though the POV was Alana's.
An Alien race called Avalons have taken over the earth to restore the damage done by Gaians(former earth natives). But it's not jus
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dystopian story set in the distant future on earth after it has nearly been decimated by human kind, an alien race called the Avalon have stepped in to save the planet and humanity but it is at a cost: freedom. Humans are forcibly moved from region to region, assigned jobs, and their very lives controlled by the Avalon, and Alana has reached a breaking point. When forbidden Avalon tech - a transportation device that allows the user to jump from one place to the next - mysteriously ends up in A ...more
Beverly Owens
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a fascinating concept for a story! Believable world and characters! Can't wait for the next in the trilogy. What is next for the Mirror Souls?
Debbie Eyre
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fab start to this series! Well written this YA dystopian style story is well paced and intriguing with great characters and world building with some twists and turns to keep you hooked and I would really like to read the next book ASAP please!
L. Nahay
Intriguing, well thought out plot

MIRROR SOULS was a non-stop race for the poor MC who never got a chance to take a breath! The author offers a new take on the concept of 'soulmates' amidst bigger issues. I kinda hate the whole soulmate silliness, but this one presents it in such a way that makes it lovely and new. Despite being MIRROR SOULS, I liked that they weren't completely mushy, that Alana and Aiden fought and kept boundaries and were mindful of their newness while wanting to explore exact
Bailey Davenport
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-fiction
This was a truly enjoyable read!

Objectively, I thought the author did really well weaving the main storyline and the subplots together, and the mysteries were unveiled at a rate that kept me interested from start to finish. I was able to predict some of the twists, but some really surprised me. There were a few errors in the text and formatting, and at times the narrative felt a little choppy due to word choice or minor continuity issues, but they were few enough that the book felt polished over
Natalie Reddy
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was a pure joy to read! I pretty much inhaled it in a 48 hour period (which says a lot seeing as I have a 3 year old who barely leaves me alone for two seconds lol). Alana is a character you route for. She is blunt and strong but also vulnerable and real. She's not just a cookie cutter character who goes through the motions but a character who manages to cling to who she is despite all that she's thrown into and discovers throughout the book. I loved that there was more
M.J. Vaughn
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Mirror Souls is a story steeped in the best kind of unknown. Alana wants to live a different kind of life but when the possibility is presented, nothing is as it seems. There are so many twists and turns in this story, you have no choice but to hang on and enjoy the exhilarating ride. The build up is perfect because you see everything from Alana’s point of view. She knows what you know and when the answers are revealed, you don’t see them coming. So excited for Alana’s story to con
Breanna Petsch
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was so creatively done, with concepts that I wouldn’t have thought of in my wildest dreams—but I am so glad that the author did! Love really is powerful :)
Julisa Basak
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an exciting book from start to finish! I was very intrigued by the world-building, how it's unique for a post-apocalyptic utopian world but also familiar enough to be plausible. Scott really has a great eye for detail and painting each setting and movement through them with her words. Each moment flowed into the other very well and the mystery kept me on my toes. The concept of mirror souls is quite interesting as well, and for those who like super abilities fueled by soulmate romance, ...more
Virginia Bird
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in two days as I couldn't put it down. I didn't know what to expect from it and it has more romance that I normally like, but it wasn't a bad thing. I specially liked the whole world building created by the author.
The only problem was how it ends. Julia, how did you do that to me? I will definitely read the second.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put it down, Julia writing really put you in Gaia with her characters and you felt the intensity of the situation along with them. I couldn’t concentrate on anything else until I’d finished reading it. Truly amazing work. Highly recommend
Esther Rabbit
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Excellent from plot twists to subplots and overall storyline making this a page turner from beginning to end. Kudos to the author as this is one of the most original stories I’ve read, hence a must read not only for dystopian lovers. I’m fangirling, I know :)
Ellie Mitten
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I read this amazing story (I’m terrible at writing reviews so I put them off!) but it’s still with me. I loved the world building, and the way it involves aliens without being alieny (if you know what I mean!) It was the differences between species, the power they held in society, that was important to the story, not the fact they were aliens. The love triangle has been on the edge of my seat waiting for book two (and I don’t have a clue who’ll be chosen, which is very ra ...more
Nicholas Gagnier
Great work

A great story, solid dialogue, believable characters, all held together by a wonderful style. Highly recommend to all YA/fantasy fans!!
Erin Knuth
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie-love
Intriguing characters, fascinating technology, and a cliffhanger ending pulled me in and kept me hooked. Sci-fi and sci-fantasy and YA romance blend together to create a story that has something for everyone. The world-building was handled subtly but with enough detail to make our future earth easy to visualize. As for the unique premise, a broken world that can possibly be healed by love is a beautiful concept. I can't wait to see where the series takes us.
Carol Paxman
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. The world Alana lives in fascinates me. I can't wait for the next book.
Elira Barnes
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mirror Souls was such an enjoyable read for me. If you enjoy dystopian settings, you should absolutely read this book.

The story centers on Alana and her Mirror Soul, Aiden. In their world, Mirror Souls are considered a threat to society because when together, they create an energy that can affect and alter what is called the Processing - a medical procedure meant to alter a person's personality and mindset.

I absolutely loved the chemistry between the two protagonists and what it could cause,
J.D. Groom
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much I couldn’t put it down! Sci-fi is not something I normally read but this is so much more. It’s an easy read that sucks you in from the beginning, drip feeding world building information so you don’t feel bombarded or overwhelmed. The characters are relatable and you feel their pain and struggles. I’m very intrigued by Dray and can’t wait to find out more about him!
Estelle Tudor
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the concept, plot and characters! It's intriguing to think what might happen to Earth if something catastrophic happens and we are contacted by aliens. This book brings all of that together and weaves a fantastical tale that hooks you right from the very beginning. I love the twists and turns and the romance makes you invested in the main characters and what they are fighting for. Can't wait to find out what happens in the next instalment!
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mirror Souls was a really great debut novel from Julia Scott. The premise is familiar, but original enough to not feel too derivative. The dialogue was a little rough in some places, but over all the character development and the plot development were solid. It was unclear to me from the description that this book is basically a YA romance set in a dystopian sci-fi world, so that was a bit of a surprise. The story and world building were intriguing and I'm excited to read the second book!
Samantha Goodwin
I loved this book! The unique premise and intriguing characters gripped me from the very first chapter and I was hooked the whole time. Never predictable, there were plenty of twists and turns and I've got genuinely no idea what is going to happen in the next installment. I'm now fully invested in Alana and co. and can't wait to see where their journey takes them next.
This fabulous book kept me fully entertained during a time when escapism is all too important. I would highly recommend this one!
Samantha Heuwagen
Scott’s world building is breathtaking as you’re lead into a fast paced ride of love, mystery, and adventure. A fun read for anyone interested in science fiction with substance.
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is such an amazing and heartfelt adventure. When I first stepped into the story it reminded me somewhat of the movie 'The Giver' were they also live in pods and when they reach a certain age, they will be given a role of what they are capable of.

But when Alana finds a little silver device in her pocket, which she wasn't suppose to have, translocates her to another country. There she finds, even if she doesn't know it herself yet, meets her Mirror Soul. From then on a high pace story
Kara Weaver
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mirror Souls by Julia Scott was a rather cozy read. We are introduced to this new world, or version of Earth, after the Cataclysm, and because of its familiarity, you are pulled into the book by its strangeness almost immediately. And by strange, I mean...people not from Earth.

The story almost immediately starts with an incident that leaves you to wonder where things will go, and from there on, it picks up steadily. While it's not the typical fast-paced edge-of-your-seat kind of read, Julia
Sydney Mann
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me a little of The Giver. Though in The Giver, human society is being regulated to maintain perfect order by eliminating passion or strong feelings. While in Mirror Souls, an alien race called the Avalons have taken over Earth to act as its guardians, seeking to restore the planet after Gaians (those native to Earth) nearly destroy it. The Avalons use the method of constantly relocating the Gaians every cycle on what they call Shift Day. I’m not sure how this is supposed to he ...more
Caroline Noe
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earth suffered a cataclysm that only ended with the arrival of the Avalon and Midorians. Many cycles later the Gaian people live under the heavy weight of Avalon law and the fear of Processing that follows any transgression.

Alana Cain is a free spirit who discovers that her seemingly dull life is fraught with lies, not the least of which is that she is one half of a Mirror Soul pairing.

The Mirror Souls is the opening salvo of a series that bristles with imagination and characters that may
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book and volunteered to review it.

Set in distant future, where the world is separated into zones and each one is carefully regulated. Certain residents called the Gaians are forced to move every 6 months.
The governing body is the Avalon, an extraterrestrial like with apparent lack of emotion.
Most are convinced that what they are doing is for the good of the world.
Alana our MC finds she has a strange but special connection to a boy which puts her in a lot o
Joey Paul
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up because I loved the idea of the blurb. Faced with a life under the control of the Avalon and approaching Shift Day, Alana is hopeful that she'll stay in the place that has been her home for a little while. But then a bunch of stuff starts to happen, and suddenly she's thrown into a life she didn't expect. The story pulls you in from the first page, and keeps you reading throughout the whole book. I adored Alana and the way the characters were written. The intrigue of the plot ke ...more
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