Monday, January 27, 2014

Review of INFINITE by Jodi Meadows + Giveaway of your choice of Incarnate, Asunder, or ARC of INFINITE!

Infinite (Newsoul, #3) Goodreads Book Description:

The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

My Rating: 4.5 Couches

My Review: I've been waiting for a year to read Infinite by Jodi Meadows, the last installment of the Incarnate trilogy. I wasn't disappointed. I received this ARC from Harper Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I award this book 4.5 stars.

Infinite by Jodi Meadows takes off where Asunder left us. We are taken right to the action with Ana and Sam, as they frantically try to figure out how to prevent Janan for ascending. Ultimately, a small group of them have to leave Heart to try to figure out their ultimate plan. Will Ana sacrifice her chance for love and happiness for the greater good of all souls alike?

I don't want to say too much in the synopsis, because this final installment is chock full of really great reveals that all of us have been wondering for ages. Let's just say that every character you've loved in this series gets their due. Ana really comes into her own, Sam continues to be one of the most loveable characters in YA, and other side characters come in different forms, which really enhances the world building.

I really felt the book came into it's own around page 100. It was good up to then, don't get me wrong, but after that point, it became increasingly difficult to put it down. I loved how we got to learn more about dragons, sylphs, and phoenixes. There is one particular reveal that I loved because I never suspected there was more to it. But Meadows never forgot, and it's pretty amazing.

I really liked the ending, but it almost seemed too perfect. That said, it was really satisfying and beautifully written, so I just went with it. If a writer can get my doubting self to just disappear, that's pretty awesome.

In a world chock full of ending YA trilogies, this one stands out. It started strong and ended stronger, with a great middle installment, so as a whole, it was really great. This is hard to do. I feel like several trilogies have failed on one book or another, or disappointed me in some way. The Incarnate trilogy didn't, and I'm thrilled to add it to my very short list of must read trilogies.

Overall, a fantastic and worthy ending to the Incarnate trilogy with great characters, prose, and plot twists. Everyone needs to get their hands on this book as soon as it comes out!

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Tune in tomorrow to hear from Sam, the swoony love interest who's gonna visit!  
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  1. I will be honest I had to glance over the review because I haven't read the series. I love the cover and your rating has made me want to get this series even more! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. We need to talk about that "one big reveal" you mention. Actually, strike that, we just need to talk about this book in great detail PERIOD. This was absolutely the perfect end to the trilogy. I am so satisfied with it!

  3. I really want to read this series!!

  4. I really want to read this series. I'm getting my copy of Incarnate in the mail this week. YAY! :D

  5. I adore this cover; I didn't realize it was part of the Asunder trilogy for some reason. I have been wanting to read this entire trilogy, but have not done so, for some reason. It's reassuring though, that the author wraps everything up and does so in a lovely way that satisfies the readers; That's one of the problems I've found with many series - the conclusion leaves the reader feeling unfulfilled. I'm glad this series isn't one of those.

  6. thde cover is absolutely awesome! I'm off to investigate amazon now as I really want to read them!

  7. I can't believe they're not available as ebooks :(

  8. This makes me want to read the book a millions times more now!! So Glad it played out to be a fully great series. I'm always scared SOMETHING will happen that will make the ending horrible so I'm really excited to see what happens, especially this big reveal!

  9. Can you believe I STILL haven't started this series?! And I even have a copy of the first book! (sigh) I need to get on it! I've heard wonderful things about the series, of course, and I do really want to read the books. Well, one benefit of being a procrastinator is, if you wait long enough, all the books will be out before you start and you don't have the agonizing year-long wait between books! ;) (I can always rationalize my procrastination) Thanks for providing a review that didn't give anything away but was still helpful, by the way. You have a talent for being able to say something meaningful without spoiling things. One final thought - this series has had some of the most spectacular covers of any YA books in the past few years!! They're just stunning and would be gorgeous as large art pieces in my home!! ;-)

  10. Colorful cover! Although, the feathers(?) around the eyes kinda freaks me out. Yes, I'm afraid of birds! Please don't tell anyone. LOL

  11. Infinite cover is really intriguing! It is unusual and colorful. How can anyone not feel curious bout the story within?

  12. This series is definitely on my to read list. Because of all the high ratings, looks like I need to get started on reading it. Thanks for the review!

  13. The cover is absolutely stunning I honestly could not wait for its publication, it is on my top 5 favorite triologies (i think thats how you spell it) !

  14. The cover reminds me I want to buy more feathers for my needle felting projects :3 The covers are pretty.
    I cant wait to read this series!

  15. I have Incarnate and now I can binge read the series! I am so excited!!

  16. I'm dying to read Asunder! I read the first two the day they came out and loved them to pieces. After your review, I think I must make plans to head to the book store this afternoon! (Or, at the very least, enter your giveaway ;) )

  17. I've been wanting to read these forever!!! I would want them just for the covers too. :)
    (sorry I havent been by in awhile!)

  18. I desperately need this book! I already have the first two but I need this one so I can read them all at once Also, the covers are breathtaking.

  19. I can't wait to start this series! Even before the final installment came out but especially more so now there has been non stop praise on Twitter and Goodreads about these books! Hope to start them soon and thanks for the giveaway. The covers for this series are really pretty.