Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Book Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

(Newsoul, #1)
by Jodi Meadows
Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: January 31,2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.81
Pages: 374

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I've seen this book popping up everywhere this last year. It seems like everybody loved it. So I decided I had to read it. I didn't really know what to expect.  I just loved the cover and people seemed to like it so I gave it a shot. 

When Ana was born, a soul named Ciana didn't return. Ciana was now lost forever and people accused Ana of stealing her place. Because in this world every soul is reincarnated. Ana lives with her mom Li in a secluded place. Nobody befriends her and Li hates her. When she finally reaches the age of 18, she decides to leave home. She quickly runs into a sylph, a dangerous creature who almost kills her. But she is saved by Sam and then he becomes her protector and agrees to teach her all she needs to.

But the other souls aren't as accepting as Sam is. And it is looking like somebody wants her dead. A novel of mystery, fantasy, and romance.

Okay, so I loved this book. I loved watching Sam and Ana interact. The chemistry between them was undeniable and left me wondering what would happen next the entire time. 

Jodi did an excellent job of creating a world that fascinated me, character who sucked me into the story, and a plot line that thrilled me. This novel was great.  I can't wait to see what happens next. 

I haven't read a novel like this one before and I love reading imaginative books like this one. 

In Summary: Jodi's debut novel was thrilling and incredible. I definitely can't wait to read the sequel. It's made it's way on to my 2013 must-read list. 

The Wrap-up: A book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was well-written and I flew through it. Even though the two books are completely different, it kind of reminded me of Through the Ever Night and I loved that one too. Girl embarks on journey and meets guy who saves her. They aren't really that similar, but I loved them both and compare them in my mind. Definitely am glad I read this one. 


Danica Page

Up Next: PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren


  1. I read this one recently, and I was very impressed with the world. I love reincarnation stories, and after the ending, I know it's one of my favorite series. I can't wait to read Asunder. Wonderful review :)

    PS: I have read Under the Never Sky series, so I can't say much about the comparison.

    1. The world-building was incredible. The ending was indeed incredible. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my review. I also can't wait for Asunder.

  2. One of my favorite books!!! Glad you enjoyed it!!! Great review :D


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