Series: New Soul
Author: Jodi Meadows
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication date: 31 January 2012
Online presence: http://www.jodimeadows.com/
Source: my own copy
Amazon link: Incarnate (Newsoul)
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 no soul, 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.
What if your soul could be reborn again and again? Keeping all your memories and experiences in tact.
I loved reading INCARNATE. Right from the opening scenes with Ana and Sam, I was intrigued and hoped for a beautiful romance. I was not disappointed. I must admit I am a sucker for an“old soul” male that just knows how to handle anything (well at least in books) and Sam did not let me down.
INCARNATE is a new type of love story although it does centre around “old lives”. Our story is about Ana and Sam living in this fantasy world, filled with reincarnated souls, dragons, and a perfect utopian society (or so it seems).
Sam has lived quite a few lives and feels that there is nothing new to see or experience. Then comes the day he saves Ana from some sylphs and his life is changed forever.
The day that Ana is born, something is wrong . . . the council cannot detect any past soul . . . Ana is a NEWSOUL. It should have been a wonderful day, rejoicing the opportunities open to Ana but her mother is ashamed of her and calls her a NOSOUL. Ana is abused mentally and physically from that day on.
On her eighteen birthday, Ana leaves the only home she has ever known to travel to HEART, the city, so that she can learn what went wrong at her birth,why she is not the reincarnated Ciana. It is on journey that she meets Sam . . .her future.
But all is not moonlight and roses and there are some huge battles both good and bad.
I hope to continue the series as not all the mysteries were revealed – there is still a lot of questions to be answered.