Tuesday, June 25

Incarnate: Book Review


Jodi Meadows

Katherine Tegen Books
January 31st 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy
Official Blurb - 
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.

Very weird.
I definitely had some hang ups in this book. Several things I just couldn't get past or accept. To know you are going to die and be reborn endlessly and even in different genders is hard to swallow.
Aside from the a few things I struggled with I really enjoyed the story. It was such different book. A highly advanced society that is being attacked by fantastical creatures. Plus this group of people were all once basically cave men. And they live in a city that is basically alive and there long before they arrived. Very strange. What perplexed me most is why the dragons were so very single minded on destroying the temple. I couldn't help but wonder if it is putting out some high pitched tone that only they can hear. And it is driving them crazy so they can't help but die trying to destroy it.

The romance in this book is very subtle. Or at least at first. A masquerade sure brings out the wild side in our characters. I guess there is something to be said for having your face half hid behind a mask. That semi anonymity sure allows freedom from inhibitions. Talk about passion. You would almost think all these people were hanging out at a fairy dance party. Crazy out of control.
This book is definitely a page turner. It will definitely leave you wondering. How did things get to be this way and just what sort of trouble is Ana going to get up to next.

Violence: Moderate