Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Publication: January 31, 2012
Received: HarperCollins via Netgalley
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?

I heart Incarnate, it was so beautifully written. What really drew me into the novel was Ana, she is young, impulsive and vibrant. She lives in the moment and experiencing life through her eyes was so innocent and pure. I liked that everything was a new beginning for her, especially Sam. Even though, she has Sam on her side, Ana stills feels out of place and the residents of Heart(Li, her mother especially) make it hard for her to fit in. It is easy to understand her isolation as she is the youngest person amongst people that have repeatedly been reincarnated for 5000 years!!! I think the people of Heart had become comfortable and complacent,then Ana is born. Her birth marks a change in the repetitive cycle of death, rebirth, and they fear she is the beginning of the end, yet not everyone likes change. Overall, this was a great read.


  1. The reincarnation thing sounds really unique compared to other YA books. I really want to read this one. Thanks for the review!

  2. This is a book that doesn't sound like anything I've read before! I've been dying to read this!! I follow her blog, and she gives great advice for writing! :)


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