Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul Trilogy
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Started: October 25
Date Finished: October 27
Format: Paperback from local library
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place. Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection. In this second book in the Newsoul trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful.
In my review for Incarnate, I was a little skeptical of continuing on with this series. It seemed to be that this book basically incorporated everything – reincarnation, religion, dragons, sylphs, etc. – into a very short page span. But, I figured, there was a mystery to be solved with this series. Why exactly can these souls reincarnate? Why is Ana the only newsoul? And why does Janan think that she was nothing but a mistake? So I plunged into book 2. I wish I could say that it got better, but I only was left with more questions. Ana is still very timid and not in a good way. She second guesses herself a lot and she also starts to question her relationship with Sam because of his previous lives. The introduction of Cris was interesting, but also seemed to cause more problems. Not to mention the whole ‘forgetting magic’ that seemed to link to any of the old souls when the temple and Janan were brought up.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Just when I think I’m going to stop reading these books because the plots are so complicated, more questions and mysteries get brought up that I need to have answers to. How is Ana going to stop Janan from ascending? Why exactly can she control the sylph? And what are Sam and her going to do now that they have been banished from Heart? Damn it. Onto book 3, I guess.
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