Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Format Reviewed: ARC from ATWT
Release Date: January 31, 2012
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 suspicious and 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.
Our main character, Ana, was never meant to be born to the Range. On the Range the people have been reincarnated over and over again for thousands of years. Then Ana comes along and is born in place of one of the million souls who have been reincarnated since the very beginning. There are those who view Ana’s birth as a sign of a new age. Then there are those like Ana’s very own mother who view her birth as a sign of the end. It’s very unfortunate that Ana is born into such an unforgiving world. In Incarnate Ana will face many things like dragons, assassins, and dangerous shadow creatures just to name a few. But Ana has her friend Sam there to help her and with his help she might even make it and learn why she even exists.
If you are a reader who enjoys reading dystopian novels you should enjoy Incarnate. The authors writing style is very understandable without being “in your face” obvious. The world that the author has created is of a place that is trying to move forward and keep itself protected in an unbelievably cruel environment.
Ms. Meadows has most definitely earned this 5/5 review. This author’s idea alone is really unlike anything that I have heard of much less read about recently in YA literature. Each and every character has their own very unique personality. Without giving anything away, our main character is very dynamic. definitely MVP of Incarnate. I can hardly wait to see how this series progresses and can hardly wait to get my hands on book #2.