This week I just finished the wonderful Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. I have had this book on my radar for quite some time, but recent WoW posts have pushed this book higher on my list. Boy, am I glad I read it sooner. It's a terrific book. Because of how much I loved the first one, I am so excited about the followup, Asunder that is coming out in January. Just so you all know, Jodi Meadows has agreed to do an interview on my blog in the near future, so stay tuned!
Goodreads book Description:
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.
Publication date: Jan 29, 2013
Why I am excited: Um... More Sam? He's probably my favorite love interest in a long time. Finally, we have a terrific, interesting guy who doesn't have to be the bad boy that every teenaged protagonist seems to fall for. And more music scenes! I fell in love with him along with Ana. I also want to find out more about the mysteries that were revealed near the end-- I want some answers!
Why I am worried: Not really worried, actually. More just wondering what will happen next. Ana has a lot of growing to do, but she's getting there (and has two more books to do it in). Second books are hard, but Jodi Meadows has the chops to do it right.
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