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September 6, 2013

Book Review: Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows

Newsoul #1
Release Date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age: Young Adult
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.
I don't know why it took me so much time to finally pick this book from my TBR shelf, but I loved it! It's a really an original story. Anna is a new soul, and in a world where everyone has lived several lives, it's not a good thing. People is scared of her, she is a no soul for them. It doesn't help that when she was born, another soul vanished.

She decides to leave her mean mother and founds Sam, who is not only curious about her but he thinks she is a new soul who needs protection. Sam was so sweet, I loved him. He surprised me, he is so old but at the same time still young and vulnerable.

I also liked Ana. It was so different to read her young and unknowing but also brave and ready to live her life, it's probably her only one knows. Ana and Sam fell in love and I really liked how their relationship evolved. It was at their own time....their soul ages are so different but they are definitely connected.

But not only I enjoyed the characters, but the story behind. The souls, their pasts, their way of living, the dragons! Yes, dragons! It was really different from any other book I've read, and I think you will love it...or hate it. You really have to read it with an open mind.

Overall, I really recommend Incarnate if you want to read something totally different. It still has enough romance to satisfy romance addicts, but it's also about the importance of life, and about how love should be about souls connecting, no matter sex or age.


  1. I've had this book on my TBR list for awhile. I need to read it! Sounds so interesting!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. Love that it has a very unique premise. I think I might like this one.

  3. The cover is sure cool and inviting :)

  4. I read this one awhile ago and also liked it. I liked the second one even better so I hope you read that one soon. I agree about the characters, Ana is really great.

  5. I actually have an ecopy of it, waiting on me to finally get to it. I think I'm just so into NA and Contemporary Romance books that all of my YA, Paranormal books, almost untouched, are collecting virtual dust.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  6. Awesome review! I have Incarnate on my shelf, for ages now! Why haven't I read it sooner? It sounds so good!!

  7. I bought this ebook this past January and still have not actually read it, yet. I don't know why it's taking me this long, either. After reading you review, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has been putting it off. You make me want to drop what I'm doing and start it, though! I hope I can get to it soon :)

    Christine @ The Bookish Daydreamer