Sunday, 4 March 2012

Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)Reviewed by Gina
Date Read: February 13th, 2012
Date Published: January 31st, 2012
Publishers: Katherine Tegan
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Blurb: 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?
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?

Review: Wow...this book is just...indescribable. When I turned the last page I thought...’the soon?’ because it had a great ending. I haven’t read a book like this in such a long time and I enjoyed every page that I turned. I was drawn to this book by the cover because it is just beautiful. And I deciphered it which I am proud of but I wont ruin the surprise by telling, you can figure it out on your own!

When Ana was born a soul vanished and no one knew why. They say she is a nosoul and because of that her mother, Li, kept her away from society. But when Ana escapes her captivity she stumbles across Sylph, creatures made of shadows who burn, and she jumps into a lake. She thinks that will be her death but she is wrong. Sam saves her and she is surprised. Who would want to save the nosoul? She needs to go to Heart, the city where all civilisation is, to find out who she is and why she replaced one of the million reincarnated souls. Sam accompanies her and their relationship blossoms. Trouble is always waiting around a corner but how can you love someone if you don’t know they’ll live another life?

This world that Jodi has created is amazing. I love Fantasy books and this one was no exception. I have only ever read one other novel about reincarnation and that is The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams and I thought that was amazing....this book blew me away!! But the idea of having only a million souls reincarnated again and again fascinated me.

Ana was an amazing character who is funny, brave, and eager to try new things and I loved reading from her POV. This book is unexpected and even though I tried to guess what would happen it always caught me by surprise when something totally the opposite of what I thought happened. I felt sorry for her for having a horrible mother who didn’t care but Sam made up for that....Sam.....He makes my heart flutter a little. He’s a great guy with a big heart but a lot of mysteries. Some things happened I didn’t expect and some shocked me. But whatever happens this book is always good and captures your attention.

I mostly read this book in one sitting (apart from leaving for the necessities; toilet, food, drink, sleep for one night) and I literally couldn’t stop until I had finished. This book drew me in and I was left wanting more when I reached the end. So much happened in this book and I loved it all!! It’s creative, daring and Jodi Meadows did a fantastic job on the writing part!! I am yearning for more (and secretly another pretty cover).

Rating: 5 stars!!


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