During January I participated in the Incarnate Read-a-Thon hosted by Alexa and Bonnie. I had never heard of this series but saw them talking about it on Twitter so I thought I would check it out. I thought the plot sounded good so I picked up the first book (Incarnate) figuring it wouldn’t hurt to try it. I read the entire thing in one sitting and really enjoyed it. I then picked up the second book (Asunder) from the library and won the third (Infinite) in a Twitter chat. I managed to finish the series on February 2, 2014. It was such a cute series. The ending was sad but happy. If you haven’t checked this series out yet, you definitely should!
Synopsis of Incarnate:
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.
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
Synopsis of Asunder:
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.
Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.
In this second book in the Newsoul trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy
Synopsis of Infinite:
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.
Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.
With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions
Okay, first- we have to talk about these covers! They are absolutely gorgeous! The colours, the photo- everything about them is stunning! Who wouldn’t want these books on their book shelf?! Okay, now onto the actual writing. I really enjoyed this series and thought it was a good and quick read. I have never read a book like this one. It was a very unique plot. It was a mix of adventure, fantasy and a love story. There was love but it wasn’t overly shumltzy. I think I connected really well with Ana, not because I’m a no soul (although really I am… but I guess we all are!) but because she didn’t believe in herself for a lot of her life. I tend to do that a lot, and so was able to connect with her. I was a bit annoyed that she needed a guy to believe in her in order for her to believe in herself, but I think it was also the fact that her friends also believed in her that made her believe in herself.
Overall I really enjoyed this series. I give it: