January 29, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows: Review

Publisher: Harper Collins (January 31, 2012)
ARC: 384 Pages
Series: Newsoul # 1
Genre: YA Fantasy
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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 suspicious and 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 by Jess
INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows is a wonderfully written, beautiful tale of a young girl who is a new soul among a million people who have lived thousands of lives. Offering a new world for readers and a romance to die for.

I was so drawn to this book, the cover is beautiful, and upon reading the description, I had to read it. Jodi Meadow's writing is flawless and she creates a very unique story. I can honestly say I have not read anything like this. Her characters are well developed and have good personalities to go with what is going on in the story. I am easily amazed by this story. I was left dumbstruck and begging for more.

The world-building is astounding. It is pure genius the world that Meadows built so flawlessly, the creatures that plague this civilization are cool, dragons and slyph, reincarnation and characters that question the rebirth cycle. Balls revolving around soul mates. This is purely amazing.

Ana is a lost young girl, but she is also strong. I really found myself admiring her. She knows that people frown upon her. Her life erased someone else's who'd been around for thousands of years but she still pursues an education and has a passion for music. She is dynamic and complicated but I found myself loving her.

Sam, oh how I loved Sam. He was perfect but kept himself distant romantically from Ana for what seemed like forever. He seems like a far away dream. His character was so well planned out and his true identity was such a pleasant surprise and added so much more meaning to his and Ana's relationship both as friends and more.

This novel has been added to my top favorite books, and I am looking forward to more from Jodi Meadows and eagerly await the next installment of this series. I was left awe-struck with a million and one thoughts running through my head about the possibilities of what could happen next. Well done, Jodi Meadows.


  1. The cover is beautiful and the plot sounds new and refreshing. I'm definitely putting this on my "to read" list.

    -Author Georgia Cates

  2. Yay I loved it too.
    Looking forward to the sequel - more relationship I hope :D :D


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