Monday, February 13, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Title: Incarnate
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Source: Bought
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Summary: 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.
Review: Incarnate is a beautiful book with equally beautiful writing. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't impressed but I have so many questions!

Incarnate starts off with introducing us to Ana, the new soul. I loved Ana. She has lived with her mother, Li, for so long that she constantly feels the need to defend herself. I'm pretty sure I would have crumpled and just given up if I was in Ana's situation. I'd admire her so much because she really becomes strong and intelligent throughout the book. I just really admired her for pushing through all her problems.

Sam, the love interest, was a little disappointing to me. He's really sweet, plays the piano and thinks Ana is amazing but there was just something off about him. I wish I could have liked him more, but sadly I didn't. He and Ana did have a cute romance but something just wasn't there. Maybe I'll feel more comfortable about him in a different books. One thing I did love was all of Sam's friends!

Meadows introduces a wholly different book to the genre of fantasy. There are so many unique and somewhat new concepts. Incarnate is filled with reincarnation, dragons, weird temples and a ton of other great aspects. But all I had was questions. And then a ton more questions. I'm so excited to see if all my questions are answered in the next book!

I was totally captivated with Incarnate. Even though I sometimes wanted more I loved Ana and Meadows' beautiful writing. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!



Lisa said...

I'm glad to hear you liked this book. It looks interesting but I think I may hold off on reading it because I hate being left with tons of questions.

Lauren M said...

Aw, I liked Sam! He wasn't explosive, like some other heroes, but he was sweet. :) Glad to hear you enjoyed Incarnate, Katie! Great review. :)

Katie said...

Sam was definitely a cutie! I hope I like him just a tad more in next book, though.

Katie said...

Yeah, Lisa, you might just want to wait a little bit longer so your questions can be answered in the next book!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

I am totally with you on the question thing. Sooooo many! I mean, it's a good thing but gah! And you're right about Sam. He's sweet and talented and cute but...the *passion* wasn't there. Maybe it'll grow in the next book. A super-cool world, though.

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

I totally agree, this book really was beautifully written! I am dying to get my hands on the next book! SO glad you enjoyed it!

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