Title: Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication: January 31st 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Received: Bought at Chapters
Rating: 4 out of 5
About the book:
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.
Is this an epic fantasy? I don’t quite know. They’re in Range, they get to the city of Heart, the landscape is vibrant and bold. Ana is interesting, the land also has monsters, sylphs, dragons, etc. It’s different, but not too different. If it was epic I didn’t notice too much.
I looked forward to this book from the moment I saw the blurb on goodreads, so I was excited to read it, but um, usually the books I pick are the ones that let me down big time. I know, it’s weird isn’t it?
But I liked a lot of things about Incarnate. I liked Ana finding herself. I liked the fact that there was danger but that this wasn’t played out like a dystopian. There was the threat of Ana being executed because she was new and there hadn’t been a newsoul in well, never. So that was neat, but then, Sam speaks for Ana and takes care of her and falls for her.
For me, most books have at least one scene that really redeems it all for me. In this book it was a masquerade ball, which was hot . . . HOT. And we all know how I feel about characters named Sam. This Sam didn’t exactly measure up to the other Sam but I doubt any Sam ever will.
Either way, if you’re sick of the world being a crappy place to live in and you want something fantastical, romantic and epic, then this is the book for you.