Review: Incarnate By Jodi Meadows
So I Just realized I never put my review of Incarnate up so here it is!!!
Number of Pages: 374
Pub Date: January 31,2012
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? Heart 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
What made me first read Incarnate was when it was mentioned during an Epic Reads Wednesday tea time chats. I instantly fell in love with the cover and know that I had to get a copy, so I ordered one the next day!
Incarnate was there for me when I was going through a reading funk. I had been reading what I felt like was the same plot over and over again. Dytopsian’s had turned me sour to books (for like a month, but I love them again) and then I read the blurb for Incarnate and was instantly out of my funk.
Incarnate is about a girl named Ana, who lives in a society where everyone is a recarinated soul, except her. Ana is the only new soul to Range in well, forever. Everyone has memories or past lives, and know when they die they will be reborn. Ana has no idea when she is a Newsoul; all she knows is that she will figure it out. At 18 she decides to leave her home that she shared with her horrible mother (Li) and Journey to Heart to get answers. Like why when she was born another soul (Ciana) just disappeared and wasn’t reborn. Her Journey is far from easy because, she must convince everyone that she is not a Nosoul and that just because she exists doesn’t mean that they will not! But if the convincing people wasn’t hard enough she has to watch out for Dragon attacks on the city.
Next, I will tell you about these characters whom I love. I don’t think I’ve like mostly all( if not all) of the characters in a book, ever! Ana, the main character is both soft and hard. I say this because sometimes she is completely fearless, and other times she is just like that a shared child, but it’s totally understandable because she is a Newsoul. She doesn’t have all the experiences as everyone else; she is learning everything as the events happen. So therefore her character is constantly being built in front of our eyes and with every page she gains confidence, and a better understanding of herself. She is a work in progress and that’s what makes her so likable and relatable.
Sam, who if you don’t love from the beginning then you should maybe forgot you read this book, and try again, because he is the perfect person. Sam is the first person Ana meets after leaving home, and instantaneously they form a connection. Together they build a relationship where they leave to trust each other, like each other and eventual love each other. You will love their relationship. It’s not instalove, or lust. It’s a real relationship and it’s very relatable.
Here is some of my favorite Sam and Ana Quotes
“I think I died to be reborn with you”
― Jodi Meadows, Incarnate
“There was no telling if I’d be reborn when I died, but the waltz began and ended with my four notes. He’d built the music around things that reminded him of me. And now this name. My name.”
― Jodi Meadows, Incarnate
As an adding bonus the secondary characters are perfect. They all bring a different element into their relationship with the main characters and each has a completely different personality. They had the bonus of letting us see how friendships last over time, and the body of the individual doesn’t matter as long as the soul recognizes the connection.
Overall, this book packs a powerful punch! You get fantasy, romance, mystery, and a book that you can look at all-day because the cover is just that amazing!
Incarnate is the first in the Newsoul series and after that shocking discovery at the end I can’t wait to see what author Jodi Meadows and Asunder has for us!