Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4- Great
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.
My Thoughts:Incarnate has a beautiful cover that looks even better on the actual hard cover than it does on the internet. It is intriguing and beautiful and only makes you wonder if the world inside—in the pages of this books—are equally as beautiful.
This book was different and something that I had heard good and bad things about, but luckily I found little to my disliking. Meadows’ writing is something completely different to what I have ever read and I cannot exactly pin point her style but it sure is beautiful. Her description and use of diction left me amazed and kept me wanting to read more as I ravished myself in this world.
The world building was quite good in this book and fitted the cover, for me though, there were so many threads left open and I am hoping that these unanswered questions will be explored and answered within the next book, as I will definitely be reading the next book.
While reading Incarnate; I sometimes found that I did not know where everything was set because I was lost in the beautiful writing—I do not know if this is a good or bad thing, but I often had to reread pages to get a sense of where the scene’s were set. This may have just been me falling in love with the way Jodi Meadows’ writing style.
Ana was an interesting character and it was fun and relatable for me to read from someone’s point of view who is also an outsider in a sense. Ana’s story is compelling and I will be happy to pick up the next book and continue reading her beautifully written story.
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