Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Source: NetGalley and HarperCollins
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 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.
Cover comments – I love this cover. The butterfly over the girl’s eyes is gorgeous. And after reading the book, the cover totally makes more sense too, and you understand why these elements were included.
Now for the story – this is a bit more difficult to explain. By the end of the book I could say that I really enjoyed it, but there were some, shall we say, unexpected events that happened that totally threw me for a loop (but eventually I realized in a good way). I won’t share them here because I can’t spoil, but just know if you read the book that you must read it all the way through to fully grasp the storyline.
And I would be remiss to review this book without mentioning the sexytimes. Because whoa – this book was FULL of them. I had one favorite quote that I can’t help but share, but heads up that it’s from the ARC and may change in the final copy:
“Saying I never thought about it would be a lie, but it doesn’t change how I feel. Ana,
you make me ache in places that aren’t even physical.”
Um, yeah. I read that and had to stop for a moment to catch my breath. That’s going down in Tara’s Book of Hottest Quotes Ever. And just wait – there are even MORE quotes that will make you swoon just as much.
As with all first books in series, Incarnate ended with a cliffhanger and there is MUCH to be learned in book #2. The only bad part? We have to wait until 2013!