Friday, October 19, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows [Review]

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)4.5 out of 5 Robots!

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release: January 31, 2012
Hardcover: 374 Pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
New soul

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

No soul

Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?


Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)
Shannon's Thoughts:
I really enjoyed Incarnate.  I wasn’t sure what to expect with all this fluffy “new soul”, “no soul” business, but I found Incarnate to be a unique and enjoyable book.  The new soul vs. old soul was better than I expected.  There were some things I overlooked (like the awkwardness of a finite number of souls being reincarnated), but over all, I thought Meadows put a new spin on reincarnation and addressed some interesting questions.  I especially enjoyed the relationship between Ana and Sam.  Ana is a strong character, but vulnerable and defensive after being treated horribly by her mother her entire life.  She is also a bit impulsive and wears her heart on her sleeve. Sam is the opposite.  He thinks everything through and does not make any quick decisions.  He is gentle and patient.  The romance was slow coming, but rewarding.  I also liked the world Meadows created with slyphs, dragons, mysterious temples, etc.  The dragon attacks were intense!  I am very interested to see where Meadows takes her characters in the next book, Asunder, due out in January 2013. 

No comments :

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin