Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Asunder

Asunder by Jodie Meadows
Series: Incarnate #2
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA fantasy
$17.99 (US hardback)
416 pages
What it's about:

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

My thoughts:

This waiting a whole year in between each book is killing me. I absolutely adore these books. By far some of the most interesting and thought provoking books I've ever read. Because everyone in this world has been reincarnated over and over for over 5,000 years, it leaves a lot of questions to be asked. If everyone has been born both male and female multiple times, do they really have gender roles? And if you have been the brother, sister, mother, father to multiple people, how do you act around everyone? And romantic relationships. So complicated in this place. How would you get used to being born into different bodies and sexes each time, and having your lover do the same thing? Would you still be attracted to them? How do you deal with that?

And now we have even more questions to ask. Will there be more Newsouls? How will everyone react to that? Will Newsouls be reincarnated? Why are the sylphs dancing and singing? (This I found hilarious because I picture sylphs looking like Dementors and picturing dementors dancing and singing is insanely funny) And then there is Ana. Is she going to be able to fit into Heart? Can she figure out what Janan is up to? Is she going to be able to tell Sam that she loves him? So many questions that I needed answers to.

Incarnate and Asunder are definitely some of my favorite books out there. I love the world that Meadows has created. It's beautiful and strange and unique and I adore it.

My rating: 10/10

1 comment:

  1. I heard not so nice things about Incarnate so this is interesting to me. Maybe I will read this series after all.


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