Ashley Evans – Art Forger and FBI Agent

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Have you ever thought about what kind of life you’d like to live if not for the one you have now? That’s not to say that you don’t like your current life. But sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about a different one or “what could have been”, you know? I absolutely love my life as a web designer/developer, but it’s fun to imagine a totally different path for myself.

In another life, I’d want to be Neal Caffrey

If you haven’t seen White Collar, then you better get your ass in gear and watch it IMMEDIATELY. It’s a white collar crime show, but it’s sooo much more than that. Neal Caffrey, convicted of bond forgery, is one of my favourite characters of all time.

Neal Caffrey from White Collar
  • He speaks eight languages and has 27 known aliases.
  • He can instantly charm anyone.
  • He’s confident without being arrogant (well, not too arrogant).
  • He can spend 10-30 seconds examining a piece of art and be able to tell if it’s a forgery or not.
  • He’s an amazing artist.
  • He’s a world-class forger and conman.
  • He immediately knows loads of facts and information about art, thieving, and forgeries.

If my soul were reincarnated, I’d want it to become a female version of him. He’s freaking awesome. I’d feel like such a badass if I could just walk into a museum and be like, “Oh, that 5 million dollar painting you have on the wall is a fake.”

But would I want to be a criminal?

But, I don’t know that I’d want to be the criminal version of Neal Caffrey. I think I’d like to be a mixture between Peter, his FBI handler, and Neal. I’d want an official FBI position/rank like Peter does, but with Neal’s skills. The best of both worlds!?

Maybe I’d like to work in law enforcement

For some reason I really like the idea of working in law enforcement. Maybe it’s not all it’s made out to be on TV, but the TV version looks pretty cool. I’ve always been fascinated by this career path when I see things about police officers, FBI agents, and even like CIA secret spies. Combine an FBI career with Neal Caffrey’s epic talents, and my reincarnated soul would have one hell of a life.

Why the hell am I talking about an alternate version of my life?

You may remember that I reviewed Soulprint last week. If you missed it, check out my review so you can see how awesome the book really is! I’m here blabbing about my soul being reincarnated, because that’s what Soulprint is all about. It’s such an interesting concept to imagine!

SoulprintSoulprint by
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens on
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Source: ARC From Publisher
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With the science of soul-fingerprinting a reality, Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned for the crimes her past-self committed. In an attempt to clear her name, Alina unintentionally trades one prison for another when she escapes, aided by a group of teens whose intentions and motivations are a mystery to her. As she gets to know one of the boys, sparks fly, and Alina believes she may finally be able to trust someone. But when she uncovers clues left behind from her past life that only she can decipher, secrets begin to unravel. Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat the past.

This compelling story will leave readers wondering if this fictional world could become a reality.

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The book brings up so many interesting concepts, like do memories transfer over from one life to another? Are you ultimately the same person with your memory wiped? What about personality traits? Are those similar from one life to another if the “soul” is the same?

Soulprint may be a science fiction book, but it really makes you think about the possibilities in our own world, you know? Things like souls are totally unknown territory when it comes to the real world and science, so it’s really fun to think about.

About Megan Miranda

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MEGAN MIRANDA is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance, and Hysteria. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the “why” and “how” of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the “what-ifs.” She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children.

Visit Megan online at www.meganmiranda.com and on Twitter at @MeganLMiranda.

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36 comments

  1. It’s funny, because I read this blog post title in my inbox and immediately thought, “Like Neal!” (we’re on a first name basis). If you want to be the female version of him, would that be Alex? And is it weird that I would almost want to be Mozzie more than Neal?

    Brb while I go rewatch this series that ended too soon (but absolutely perfectly omfg)…

    1. Brittany, I thought the same thing as soon as I saw the title. I loved White Collar. Mozzie is a great character almost better than Neal.

      It doesn’t help that in addition to everything you listed, Ashley, he is gorgeous. Mesmorizing blue eyes.

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      1. Um, YES. Let’s talk about the eyes. And the hair. And the cheekbones. And how bout that jaw?

        He is the default book boyfriend for me. Like 7 times out of 10, I morph the physical descriptors the author provides because once they describe the male lead as “perfect” or something like that, the guy is instantly Matt Bomer. 😛

    2. Bahaha! Awesome. 😀

      Mozzie is pretty cool. You can be Mozzie and I’ll be Neal. 😀

      And yeah, I agree. The ending was fabulous, but I could have had another 5 seasons, easily.

  2. What a great idea! I would want to be reincarnated as Leonardo Da Vinci!! I’m watching a show on Starz called Davinci’s Demons that is about his life (well, it’s historical fiction LOL). He was such an interesting person, and a FREAKING GENIUS. I want to be a genius…

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    1. I felt very similarly. I got the book, and suddenly wasn’t that excited about it. I have NO IDEA why. But then I read it and it totally blew me away. I basically read it in one sitting.

            1. Yes, I’m ADDICTED!

              My husband likes to roll his eyes and say, “That’s not possible” and “That’s completely untrue” and “That’s so far fetched” but I don’t care! I just let myself enjoy it, even if it’s totally unrealistic, haha!

  3. Love Neal!!!! Just caught up on Netflix and I’m impatiently waiting on the last season to come up! I think if I could have an alternate it would be Flynn from the Librarian (if you’ve not seen it you must find it asap!) He’s quirky, unbelievably smart and he works in a library hunting down magical artifacts. Could his life be any cooler 😉

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    1. The last season was SO GOOD! But also very sad… I wasn’t ready for it to end. It ended well, but I could have easily watched 5 more seasons, you know?

      I haven’t seen The Librarian! Flynn reminds me of Fitz from Agents of SHIELD from how you described him. SUPER smart and quirky. I love that.

      And that made me realize… my second choice would totally be Simmons from Agents of SHIELD. I love how smart, sweet, and kind of naive she is.

    1. SAME! I’ve always loved the idea of being fluent in a bunch of languages, but it turns out that I HATE studying languages. It’s all a bunch of memorization and it bores me.. but I wish it didn’t.

      1. i would love to speak and write in english in a natural way, i had the thing to learn languages but now i would love only too learn “computer language” XD

  4. I need to see “White collar” and i love the actor, he is so hot (sadly does not play on my team :p)! Soul print is a singe book or is it going to have others? Because i hate waiting for the next one XD

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