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 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???
By Jodi Meadows
Jan. 31, 2012
Katherine Tegen Books, 384 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK ON SO MANY LEVELS.So Ana comes from this totally awful, abusive household that has taught her she deserves nothing — no possessions of her own, no happiness, NOTHING. And to see begin to discover her own self-worth is just completely motivating yet painful to watch.
And then she meets Sam and he’s got 5,000 years of memories from all the lives he’s ever lived. AND THEY FALL IN LOVE and it’s, like, probably creepy in an Edward/Bella way, but never mind that, because it’s SO ROMANTIC I COULD DIE.
It’s just so heartbreakingly beautiful to think that he’s still discovering new things, new emotions as nuts as LOVE after so many years. And they are so clearly meant for each other even though they try to be all cool about it and it just ends up being SIZZLING.
Like, seriously guys. There’s a masquerade ball in which…just…fan yourself. Holy hotness.
And there’s dragons. I didn’t even get to the dragons yet! Gah. I love a good romance/fantasy, and this one is just tops. I mean, I am aware that I’m not being very articulate, but this book was so good I’m just mush. MUSH, YOU GUYS! MUSH.