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January 16, 2012

Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - Farah

Title: Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication date: January 31st, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
Source: NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
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 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 suspicious and 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? 
I was excited to start reading Incarnate, because the cover just wowed me. Most of the people who read it enjoyed it, but yet again, I just don't think it was for me.
The beginning sounded so much like "The Host" which I just loved! So I was sure I would love this one as well. In here, the same souls are reincarnated over and over again, just in different bodies. Then, one of the souls disappears, and gets replaced by Ana.
I didn't really like Ana's character, because I felt like she was weak. Just because people around you think you shouldn't have been born, doesn't mean you should believe that. Ana was weak, and I felt like she always felt "burdened" that she somehow replaced this other soul. She should have been stronger and fought towards her right as a human.
I felt things were kind of slow in the story. I think many parts should have been erased, because they weren't important what so ever. Her relationship with Sam was fine. I didn't think it was rushed, so that was good. 
Even though I thought it was kind of boring and slow, the end was really enjoyable. I think it was the best part of the whole story. Jodi's writing is really good as well. Therefore, I might give the second book a chance.

A good tune, just not for me


  1. I wanted to read this book too so kind of disappointing news. :(

  2. Nice review. I wish you could have liked it more! This was a really good read for me, but it's great you will consider giving the second book a chance. Maybe it will be better for you! :)

  3. I really liked this book, but I can see why you didn't like it so much. I agree with you on Anna, I didn't like her till the end, but then I really liked her.