Thu, January 31, 2013

Asunder by Jodi Meadows Review

Asunder book cover

Asunder book cover

Asunder
By Jodi Meadows
Publication date: Jan. 29, 2013
Katherine Tegen Books, 416 pages
Source: Borrowed from my friend Jen

DARKSOULS
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.

SHADOWS
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.

LOVE
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 Incarnate 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.

— Goodreads.com description

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows is, hands down, one of my favorite reads of the past year or two. I was swept away by Sam and Ana and their world — I hadn’t read anything like their story before. So when my friend Jen asked if I wanted to borrow Incarnate I pretty much died.

All other books were ignored the second I got it, and I read it within 24 hours. And the excitement was well-deserved: It was such a good sequel.

We all know book two in a series is basically when authors torture their readers. I usually end up throwing books twos across the room or stomping away angry at the end. And I was worried coming into this one. Sure, Asunder has it’s fair share of despair…but I was so pleased with how the characters evolved and battled through obstacles both small and large. I loved it.

Sigh…Sam and Ana. They are by no means perfect together, but their romance swept me away in Incarnate and I loved to see them struggle and, ultimately, continue to grow stronger together. Swoon. Now…is it time for book three yet???

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Book Angel Emma said:

    I wish these would get picked up in the UK – I loved Incarnate desperate to read this one. Thanks for the great review

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  2. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    Unfortunately Incarnate didn’t do it for me, so I don’t think I’ll be continuing with the series. I know.. I know.. I’m THAT person, ha.

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  3. Alexa Y. said:

    Oh, I really loved Incarnate + Asunder! I think Sam is one of my favorite male characters ever <3

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  4. April Books & Wine said:

    Clearly I need to read Asunder like right now. Along with a million other books, ha ha.

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  5. Jen said:

    I NEED TO READ THIS NOW. But I don’t remember what happened in Incarnate. Please fill me in and summarize. I know you re-read!

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  6. Lisa the Nerd said:

    Can’t even tell you how pleased I am that this is a solid book two.

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  7. Tara said:

    Yep, I need this book STAT.

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