The Oldest Soul - Animus

The Oldest Soul - Animus

by Tiffany FitzHenry


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ISBN-13: 9781944216009
Publisher: Hierarchy Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Oldest Soul , #1
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 231,534
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tiffany has said that the story of The Oldest Soul had been "making its presence known" for several years. Eve first sprang into her mind--like a bucket of cold water in the face--while on a walk in 2011, she promptly went home and wrote the first 4 pages (which have remained unchanged since). But she filed Eve's one-of-a-kind journey away in her mind when work on other projects beckoned. "I've been a writer of all forms of stories since I was around seventeen and the success of one of my TV pilots took me further from Eve's story, but what I didn't realize was that I was amassing inspiration the entire time. Everything in my world somehow always circled back to Eve." In the spring of 2015, in a matter of months, she breathed life into ANIMUS, or rather, it breathed life into her ... "The story is a force of nature--and seemed to move through me like an incredible breath of life from someplace else." Tiffany has always said that stories "know what they want to be." And that as a writer she feels it's her job to "show up and get out of the way." Never has that felt so true than when Eve is telling her story. "Honestly, I just write it down."

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The Oldest Soul - Animus 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
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 oldest soul ever, and it does NOT make her popular with others who know who she is. Will Eve become a victim of science or evil? Does she have a soulmate that she may or may not recognize in each life, what will his reaction be to finding her once again? Is this the life that he gets the girl or will he become the defender and friend? Watch the lines of fact and fiction blur as Ms. FitzHenry sets the tone, builds the atmosphere and creates characters that come to life with decidedly fascinating personalities. Eve has what it takes to be one standout character. Follow the trail of fantasy, humor, danger and suspense as one girl comes to terms with who she is, who she has been and how the choices she makes affects all around her. Well-written, fast-paced and filled with fascinating scenarios, who is to say there isn’t some truth in this fictional read? I received this copy from Tiffany FitzHenry in exchange for my honest review.
Alliesopinions More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by AlliesOpinions “The Oldest Soul” is one of those books that is entertaining but also thought provoking. Putting aside the controversy of the existence of a soul and looking at the aftermath if there is a soul is more of what I felt this book was about. Not so much religion but more a weaving of science and myth. There are some quotes from the Christian Bible but for the most part I felt this story was more speculative fiction than anything. Fitzhenry does a great job of world building in this book but there are a few things that I think could be left out or delivered in a more organized way. Mainly, the bible quotes could stand to be edited out. It’s confusing within the context of the story. The Christian religion and reincarnation don’t walk hand and hand. As someone who is familiar with the religion, when Fitzhenry would drop a bible quote or have dialogue that referenced Christianity, it pulled me out of the book. Instead of adding a thread of realism to the story it pulls away from the believabilty of it. Too many contradictions. Eve needs to be fleshed out a bit more as well. Her personality comes across and bland and dry in most of the book. I really want to like her but I feel like I have more questions about her than answers. I feel the same with many of the supporting characters. The premise of this story is fascinating! The blurb caught my eye immediately and could definitely go on to be a best seller. It’s a great subject for science fiction to flesh out. I really want to know more and will definitely keep reading. Fitzhenry has a goldmine here if she will do just a bit more tweaking to the story to fine tune it. The cover is awesome though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many revelations. CANNOT WAIT for the second book!
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite Tiffany FitzHenry certainly pens a fantastical tale in The Oldest Soul - Animus. The story unfolds in the small North Dakota town of Rugby. However, there something way beyond ordinary stirring in this rural community. Evelyn “Eve” O’Cleirigh, along with her grandfather, Cian, and brother, Shamus, have recently called Rugby home. Eve is desperate for normalcy. She has traveled the world, seen, and knows more than any teenager should. She has been isolated, an island unto herself. Now she is determined to cast off her bizarre life and dive into the life of a normal teenager by attending high school. Eve is about to experience a culture shock that electrifies her life - allowing her to be reckless for the first time, ever! Eve is strange, weird; those she encounters either hate her or love her. Eve has wisdom beyond her years; she has lived many times over. Eve is the oldest soul on Earth, making her very dangerous. Tiffany FitzHenry begins The Oldest Soul Trilogy with the alarming story of The Oldest Soul - Animus. FitzHenry does a wonderful job in drawing the reader into her mysterious imagination. The characters come to life on the pages. I love the double meanings of the names she gives her characters; they are eloquent, yet profound. Written from the point of view of the heroine, FitzHenry allows the reader to dwell within her character’s soul and mind, knowing her thoughts, feelings and imaginings. The main character is strong, brave, yet vulnerable. Her vulnerability allows her to blossom and grow dynamically as the story progresses. The story plot develops with ease and intrigue, not giving away too much too soon. The Oldest Soul – Animus is captivating and intelligently written, enveloped with vivid and figurative descriptions. However, the cliffhanger ending stabs your heart, leaving a gaping wound that needs to be satisfied by the knowledge of what happens next.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Oldest Soul: Animus is the first book in The Oldest Soul Trilogy by Tiffany FitzHenry, and just one warning right away: you'll have problems putting this book down. The main character, Eve, is the oldest soul on the planet but she is not aware of it initially. One thing she knows is that every single person seems to either like her or hate her without any good reason. When she goes to school for the first time ever in her life, the instant dislike half of the people have for her, does not make her life easier. When she meets Roman, with whom she has an instant connection, and then Jude, who literally is the boy of her dreams, the confusion just gets worse. It also doesn't help that the world is suddenly plagued by horrible events - is the conflict between old and new souls the cause? The Oldest Soul: Animus by Tiffany FitzHenry is an incredibly interesting book. The plot is very, very good, and it makes you think about what it would be like if we really found a way to know how many lifetimes each person has lived. I had many questions in my head while I was reading, and I am sure other readers will also have to think about a few issues when reading the story of Eve and her friends/enemies. It is a very good first book in the trilogy, and I hope that the other two books will be just as good. There are certainly quite a few questions that need answering.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite Eve’s life is more complicated than most. But it’s not the fact that she’s moved around more times than she can count. It’s not the fact that she lives with a brother who seems to hate her, or that she has never known her parents. It’s not even the strange connection she feels to two boys she’s never even met. What’s complicated about Eve’s life is that her grandfather has powers no one else can comprehend. The boy she’s met at school seems to know more about her than she does. And of course, there may or may not be something in her past that is essential to the future of humanity. After all, being an old soul can definitely have an impact on your life, whether you know it or not, in The Oldest Soul by Tiffany FitzHenry. This book will definitely draw you in because the characters are intriguing and still so much different from what you’d expect. You will see a different side of high school students (one that you never would have expected) who have gone through amazing things, things that make them not your ordinary high school student, but souls almost older than time itself. Eve and Roman, and even Jude and Phoenix, were very interesting and they seemed quite normal in a lot of their ways. Of course, there are plenty of things going on and there’s the magic and reincarnation that definitely make you think and wonder about the world around you. The Oldest Soul is a great book and one I would recommend to my friends.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite Tiffany FitzHenry’s The Oldest Soul - Animus (The Oldest Soul Trilogy) (Volume 1) revolves around the life of Evelyn O’Cleirich, a seventeen-year-old girl who grows up with her grandfather and brother in many places around the world, finally settling down in Rugby, a small town in North Dakota. Eve enrolls for the first time and finds out that Roman, a boy she met earlier, attends the same school. She also meets another classmate, Jude, whom she feels attracted to from the moment she sets eyes on him. It is soon revealed that Roman is her soulmate and that they have been lovers many times in their past lives. Jude, on the other hand, is destined to be her lover in her present life. When a tsunami strikes and the whole world is thrust into chaos, the government tries to restore order by mapping people’s genomes, by carbon dating their souls in order to identify the oldest soul in the world, who is believed to have caused the world disorder. It happens to be Eve herself, but there is another unfolding conflict on hand that is even more sinister. The Oldest Soul – Animus, the first in a series from The Oldest Soul Trilogy by Tiffany FitzHenry is a captivating story that espouses the belief that human souls do exist, that we are reincarnated a number of times, and are naturally drawn to our past lovers and repelled by our past enemies. The story unfolds in an obscure little town in North Dakota and the author wastes no time in setting the stage for the biggest conflict that is about to happen. As Eve O’Cleirich slowly finds out about her past lives and her real self, a Nobel-prize winning scientist discovers a way to carbon date human souls. The revelation that Eve is the oldest soul in the world carries with it a lot of responsibilities as her brother is plotting something that will change the world as we know it. The Oldest Soul is certainly thought provoking and Tiffany FitzHenry is an author to watch out for.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite The Oldest Soul: Animus is the first in a romantic science fiction trilogy by author Tiffany FitzHenry. Our central heroine is Eve, who is discovered to be the oldest soul on the planet when her DNA is dated back through all the lives she has lived on Earth. Eve is seventeen, and she finds herself in a dilemma when she meets Jude, who appears to be the last soul created for a very long time. Whilst Jude is intensely attractive, Eve also has to contend with Roman, whose soul has been matched to hers over many lifetimes. As this one small conflict begins to eat away at Eve, a much larger battle is looming overhead, foreshadowing a war that could end one side of the human race forever. The power of Tiffany FitzHenry’s work first and foremost lies in the superb concept she has created. The Oldest Soul: Animus sits on the border of young adult and adult fiction for me, as Eve’s youthful stance on life is interspersed with her Zodiac soul, which tells of the many lives lived before her current body. I really enjoyed the idea that the soul transcends race, gender, or any other physical factor, and her relationship with Roman really puts the idea of soul mates under a new kind of microscope. Brilliantly crafted, well written, and compelling, The Oldest Soul: Animus is a true page turner that will satisfy audiences of romantic fiction and sci-fi alike. I would recommend it to readers seeking something totally original, detailed, and deep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly couldn't put this book down and I am hoping there will be a book two!