Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul Trilogy
Date Started: October 18
Date Finished: October 21
Format: Kindle book from my Kindle library
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?
This book is odd and I’m not really sure how else to explain it. It could be because I went into Incarnate without reading the summary right away. It could be because you’re dropped right into this world where souls are reincarnated and you don’t really get too much of a heads up as to why that is. It also could be because this book has mythical creatures – sylphs and dragons – without too much of an explanation why. Or, finally, because the narrator herself isn’t sure what’s going on. She’s very timid and after what she’s been through the last eighteen years, I get it, but there were a few times I wanted to reach through this book and shake her. And don’t even get me started on Ana and Sam. I just… ARGH.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. At first, once Sam was introduced I thought I was going to really like this book. In fact, I went out to the library and picked up the next two novels. But…then Sam and Ana happened and the confusing and very rushed ending and I’m just… I’m undecided.
Bookshelf worthy? I kind of wished I waited to get this from the library instead of paying $1.99 for the ebook.