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Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
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 seclus...more
I am extremely disappointed with this book. It held so much promise with the story of souls being reincarnated, dragons, sylphs, and a utopian society! Doesn't that sound awesome? And that cover! It's simply gorgeous! Well, you know that age old rule, "Don't judge a book by its cover?" I should have listened to it. -_-
Ana, our protagonist, lives in a world where once you die you come back reincarnated in another body. Everyone always comes back, except on one night when the Temple flashes black ...more
This book blew me away with... a Masquerade Ball, reincarnation, slyph, dragons, music, souls, butterfly, slow burn romance, tension, laser pistols, massive library, war stories, dragon battles. Need I go on? I mean - Wow.
I read this in a flurry of addiction. I just couldn't get enough of the world and it's goings-ons. Completely entrancing.
Ana was born into a society of a million souls. A million souls who h ...more
(On an aside note…) The cover totally reminds me of this:
ANYWAY. Let’s get on with the real review shall we?
By gods, this book was such a slow torturous read. I wanted some awesome worldbuilding with an astounding fresh twist on reincarnation and wha ...more
With a cover as pretty as that you'd think this book would be more dramatic, but unfortunately very little seems to happen for the majority of the novel. The story consists of Ana attempting to discover why she is a Newsoul and managing to fall in love along the way. You see, in this utopian world every soul is reincarnated into a new body once they die, this has continued on and on for thousands of years. Each time a baby is born, they search for a match in the soul database to find out which ...more
What was this mess?
So there's this city, right? Every person in that city is a reincarnated soul, right? Except for this one girl, let's call her Bessie (I forget her name), who is a new soul - she was born in place of a to-be-reincarnated soul. So everybody hates her, including her own mother. So, the girl leaves home on her birthday to find out the truth behind her birth and what went wrong with the other soul, then runs into some shadow monster, then falls into a lake ...more
Very rarely, five stars doesn't seem to go far enough. This is one of those times.
I'll tell you what happened.
Ana, the protagonist, is seriously one of the most naive, childish, and annoying girls I've ever read about. I don't care what she's gone through. I don't care how she was brought up. I don't care that I am insensitive. Sam is so utterly boring. I don't know how he attracts Ana. The whole time he was with Ana, I felt like he was an old man explaining his stupid daughter about life ...more
Since I did NOT make the cover, I have no qualms about telling you how much I adore it! *touches face* *looks dramatic*
People seem to really love the cover. (Yay!) If you were curious, I answered a few cover questions in an interview here.
You know what I really hate about jokes with a story to them? They can be very hit or miss like Family Guy (except McFarlane has way more misses than hits IMO). There is so much buildup to some of the storyline jokes, that the punch line has to be pretty damn brilliant to make up for all the time spent by the receiver of said joke. I hate when they flop so hard that I regret ever listening in the first place. My dad has some pretty fantastic story jokes, and some that miss completely, but to my ...more
Now, I don’t know if I would classify this story as YA Utopian . To me, there were elements of the story t ...more
Incarnate gives us a fresh, new soul in YA. Originality at its core, Jodi Meadows has written an incredible world with dragons, sylphs, laser pistols, temple with heartbeats; really- how much more imaginative can it get? I was blown away with the imagery that formed in my mind while reading this book. It's a gorgeous, but notably frightening world. I did have a bit of difficulty swallowing the fact that, since everyone is always being reincarnated, they give birth to people they already k ...more
In the growing world of young adult dystopian literature, Incarnate is an odd beast, blending elements of dystopia, utopia, fantasy, and even science fiction. Instead of reading like a seamless story, however, Jodi Meadows's debut novel sends many mixed vibes, to the point that the whole package feels like a mish-mash of concepts where some could have been cut as "excess." The novel actually reminded me of The Host by Stephenie Meyer: I mean that in both good and bad wa ...more
“If I only get one life, I don’t want to waste it by hesitating”
These days I’m a bit out of sync when it comes to the books I read.. I like some books that others don’t, and I don’t like the books the others love, I feel like I’m missing something.
This books is one of the books I loved, while some of my book fellows didn’t.. I don’t know what’s the element that really made me like it so much, but I know that from the very beginning I was hooked and couldn’t put it down ...more
Do you believe in Reincarnation? I do. This is the first reason why I chose this book. Of course the cover is Epic, most beautiful cover I have ever seen. The complete theme of reincarnation of souls was innovative and refreshing. This book is definitely a page turner.
A Vague Indication
The story was set in a dystopian world where souls reincarnate million times, each time in a new body. The body may change but ...more
In a world populated only by Reincarnates--those who have died and been reborn since the beginning of time--Ana is a nosoul. A newsoul. From birth she has bee ...more
Before I read the summery I thought; "Oh my God. It's about Butterfly people! Oh my God that’s so cool!" When I read the summery; "OK, no Butterfly people. But people who get incarnated over and over again when they die, still cool!" And so, I bought it.
I’m actually really glad it wasn’t about Butterfly people. Th ...more
'No one,' she said. 'Nosoul.'''
In this world every soul reincarnates over and over again. So, when a Newsoul is born, our main protagonist Ana, her mother keeps her hidden. Instead of Ana a soul named Ciana was supposed to be born, but for unknown reason's she was replaced by Ana. After 18 years of being abused by her mother, Ana decides to leave. On the way she is confronted with different issues, and is ultimately rescued by a boy named Sam.
''He hold on to ...more
Incarnate blew me away. Seriously my favorite book in its genre so far. It was that good. And the cover is amazing! Now onto to the review:
I’m usually not a big fan of fantasy, they tend to lack some deep and such, so the fact that Incarnate has the best female character I have read ever is astonishing. From the summary you know that Anna is different. She’s a Nosoul, and as such she was raised to believe she was not worthy of loving things or being loved and th ...more
Ana is, by far, the best part of this book. (And that's saying a lot, considering how I thought the entire thing was pretty much perfect.) She's grown up with only Li, who's always told Ana that she's a mistake. That she can't have feelings b ...more
INCARNATE is a utopia – that is if you disregard the sylphs and dragons that go on regula ...more
First read review; read from February 1 to 2, 2012
"Incarnate was beautiful and thought-provoking. Jodi Meadows is a master storyteller that crafted a gorgeous debut novel that leaves me begging for the sequel."
I've been wan ...more
Ever since Presenting Lenore first featured this book in a prior dystopian month, I have been incredibly curious about Incarnate. Denied on NetGalley, I did not find time to read this until now. What I was expecting and what I got were entirely different things. It really kind of amazes me how little I know about books that I somehow still manage to be excited for.
Yet again, I'm deeming this not really a dystopia. Sad day. With the popularity of the ge ...more
Ana was a great leading character. Naive through lack of teaching, but learned quickly, and capable to take her life in her own hands. She radiated strength and was a great roll model ...more
Incarnate, presents the idea of reincarnation. Imagine a river flowing through time. The water is filled with thousands of souls. They course through the journey of their lives, spinning and floating through time. The souls reach the end of their existence as they flow over the waterfall, plunging to their deaths. Yet, the waterfall isn't the end. Beneath the churning waters, the souls pause before they ...more
In a world where souls are re-incarnated and new-born children are recognized by the soul they possess, Ana is an outcast. At the time of her birth, no souls matched up with hers; instead, a soul was lost, ...more
My absolute favourite thing about this book has to be the world that Jodi Meadows created. Within the pages, there's a whole kingdom of souls who are reincarnated over and over again. I was constantly fascinated by how creative the author's mind was. Dragons? She's got them! Sylphs? They're in this book too! It was a ...more
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