11 May, 2016


Title: Incarnate
Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Library Physical copy
Pages: 374

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BLURB: 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?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

One of my favorite booktubers has recommended this book hundred of times so when I saw it in my library...well I like fantasy.

THE WORLD: Okay so the world in this series in unique. Basically you have souls who have been around since day one and they just incarnate with every birth. Therefore, people are intelligent and have hundreds of years worth of memories. But one day one of these souls dies and does not incarnate anymore. Instead a new soul is born. And here the story takes off...

CHARACTERS: So the new soul is called Ana. A girl raised by one of old souls in isolation because of the shame being the new soul. All her life she was treated like abomination and upon 18 years old birthday Ana leaves her "home" and goes off to find Heart, a city where most old souls live. On her way she meets this old soul Sam who takes interest in Ana. So together they got to Heart where many things happen. Now, I liked Ana. She is naive and sometimes made me want to punch her but other than that she was okay. Sam, on the other hand. I hate Sam. And I cannot really explain why. He is just extremely annoying I guess.

LOVE: Obviously Ana and Sam. A forbidden love cliche. Really really not interested in their romance. 

PLUS: The plot itself, I like the concept of reincarnation and with what happened at the end of the book...I really want to read more.Another plus was that there are dragons and sylph.

MINUS: Old souls same faults. The characters and well everybody besides Ana are extremely stereotypical in this book and lately I really cannot deal with stereotypes.

OVERALL: I really want to read the next book but I am being careful when it comes to expectations. It can either get really cool or really bad.


What did you think of INCARNATE?