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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

I've been looking forward to Incarnate for a while, so I was anxiously downloading it on my Nook as soon as it came out. Everything about it sounded to unique and intriguing that I couldn't wait to find out what kind of story debut author Jodi Meadows had put together.
Here's the summary from Goodreads: 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?

What I Liked: 1) Completely and utterly unique. All books are unique, in their own way, I think. But Incarnate, with its Souls who are reincarnated after death into new bodies with the same memories and experiences from their previous lives was definitely a creative new story. 2) Ana. Ana, unlike the rest of the souls is a newsoul. Some call her a nosoul, and treat her basically like a pariah. It was interesting to experience her life alongside her, with everyone else already knowing so much about the world, and she is learning everything new for the first time. And to watch her come out of her shell of who everyone has told her she's supposed to be and who she isn't, and instead embrace who she wants to be. 3) Sam. Sam is kind of a mystery throughout the whole book. He seems kind of calm and collected throughout the whole book, but you can't help but wonder what's behind that facade! I also thought he was a really sweet guy and I kept begging for more emotion from him. 4) Descriptions. This entire book is full of beautiful descriptions that make the book really come alive. My imagination was just exploding with all the colors and scenes that I was seeing as I read. 5) The party scene. This was probably my favorite scene of the whole book. There is so much going on, and so much mystery with all the costumes and masks that I really wanted to be right there with Ana and Sam and the rest of the characters.

What I Didn't Like: Nothing!

Overall thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed Incarnate, and thought that Jodi Meadows' writing was refreshingly creative and fun! The characters are lively and well-developed, and the imagery is astounding. Incarnate is one of those not-to-be-missed novels this year, and I'm already looking forward to book 2!

My rating: 5 shots

Cheers and Happy Reading!

This book was read as a part of my Debut Author Challenge 2012!


  1. Yes! I loved this book, as well and I can't wait for book 2!

  2. I really enjoyed this book too. I am looking forward to the next one. Great review!


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