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Asunder (Newsoul #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  4,453 ratings  ·  623 reviews
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
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jodi Meadows
Jun 07, 2012 Jodi Meadows added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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The chapter headers have roses. The scene breaks at the top/bottom of the pages have itty roses.
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This review is also available over at my blog.


Actual rating is 4.5 stars.

I can't decide whether this book is equally as good as its predecessor, or is better. There are a lot of new things brought to the table, but overall this one was very similar to the first, in that it focuses more on the characters. And I like that, even though I've said that I really would love to see more of the world outside of the city of Heart, and explore more of Range and see more of the myth
May 08, 2012 Giselle marked it as to-read
Yay a cover! I think I prefer the 1st one though.
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I was a little bit nervous going into Asunder because I had some issues with Incarnate, but I ended up liking Asunder even more!

My biggest gripe in Incarnate was the romance. I didn't feel it at all. To be honest, I still wasn't a huge fan of it in Asunder , but since it was already established, I think it was easier for me to accept. It also felt like it had a smaller role in the story. There were still some awkward moments in the book (for example, when A
Jan 28, 2014 Brad rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Absolutely EVERYBODY.
First time read: December 12 to December 16, 2012

ASUNDER is a stunning sequel with a great plot and surprises at every turn. Jodi Meadows is a master of stories!

If you don't know this about me, INCARNATE (book one) is my favorite book of all time. ALL. TIME. So when I got ASUNDER in the mail as a RAK, I was freaking out and started reading immediately. I was sucked back into the world of Range and all of its inhabitants: speaking of which, the sylph were super eerie in this book! I don't see h
Jun 21, 2012 Turquoise marked it as wanted

I.. I think I just had an extreme premature coverrgasm.
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Wow. WOW. I just finished my ARC of Asunder and boy, was it good. I was lucky enough to receive this copy from HarperCollins.

If you read my blog and my reviews, you may recall that my issue with the first book, Incarnate (though I really did love it), was the pacing. The beginning was too slow, and the end was a jumble, while the middle was absolutely terrific. Asunder has none of those issues. As I predicted, Meadows has only ripened her craft and improved with time.

Asunder by Jodi Meadows cont
Shreya (CCReviews)
May 07, 2012 Shreya (CCReviews) marked it as to-read

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Brilliant. Just amazing and brilliant.
Many souls are being very aggressive towards Ana after Temple Dark. They feel like she is responsible for all the dark souls who will no longer be reincarnated.
And Ana is no longer the only new soul.
Anid, the second new soul ever is born. Many people are threatening towards him and Ana. But Ana is determined to protect him and the future new souls.
Ana also ventures into the temple once more. The shocking truth about re
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

I fell in love with Incarnate. I wasn’t sure what to expect from that book and I got sucked in. I just remember some of the things I was tweeting to the author, Jodi Meadows, who I didn’t even know at the time, while reading the book. That’s the first time I’ve ever tweeted an author while reading their book, with my reactions to things, it was entertaining. Especially a specific part of the book… Now, going in to Asunder, I knew this world, these cha
Kathleen Peacock
Incarnate was a compelling glimpse into a newsoul struggling to understand her existence in a world where humans were perpetually reincarnated. In Asunder, that world is starting to crack. More newsouls are born, and with each newsoul birth, an old soul doesn’t come back.

To the citizens of Heart, each newsoul represents a true death, and while some try to see them as people in their own right, others view them as invaders, a plague sent in retribution for their failure to worship the god Janan.
Better than the first book, INCARNATE, which I loved. The reincarnation mythology is developing in interesting ways, and Ana is a much stronger, more focused character in this book. I continue to love the creepy Sylph with all love ever. Recommended if you like a little thought-provoking-ness in your fantasy.
Steph Sinclair

OMG, look at that cover! It is beautiful!
First Thoughts: I worried at first, but I shouldn't have - Jodi Meadows wrote in a way that made me feel all sorts of FEELINGS.

(Originally posted on the blog)

Asunder did not suffer from the rumoured "second book syndrome" or "sophomore slump"at all - that much I can guarantee. Like another second book in a series that I loved, I thought Asunder was well-written: there is distinct character progression, the reader is given the opportunity to uncover more of the plot and there is a lot of new inf

First of all, Jodi Meadows has this fantastic way of making readers consider the morals of reincarnation. One million souls who become experts in their area of specialty vs. new souls and their new, though less experienced, ideas? It's a question you have to wonder about in a story like this and I think Jodi has done a tremendous job trying to tackle that question throughout the first two books, and I'm betting the fantastic continues into the next.

Then there's the char
Anna (
We all know book two in a series is basically when authors torture their readers. I usually end up throwing books twos across the room or stomping away angry at the end. And I was worried coming into this one.

Sure, Asunder has it's fair share of despair...but I was so pleased with how the characters evolved and battled through obstacles both small and large. I loved it.

Sam + Ana forevs.
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A beautiful installment in the Incarnate series. The concept is just so unique and exciting. I never know what to expect. And there were many surprises in this book. A few parts were kind of uninteresting and slow but overall, I really liked this book.

Also, the cover is breathtaking.

I look forward to the third and last book!
Jessica Valdez
I honestly can't wait for 2013. It needs to come SOONER, because that's when all the beautiful sequels are coming out as well.


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Jeannette Nikolova
EDIT: This is my 900th book. And it's crap. I usually like reading something good at memorable numbers. So sad.

It has become apparent to me that I am a masochist of the highest order. I have no idea why I keep reading this dreadful series. But I do. And what I got from "Asunder" is:
- it's a waste of time. The majority of the book was the romantic, love-sick ramblings of Ana the retard. "Oh, Gosh, who has Sam slept with in the last 5 000 years? Do they hate me now? Do I hate them? Wait, was Sam a
Fiona D'Arcy
I read Incarnate, the first in this series, last year. It started out like a lot of things, in that I only picked it up because it kept popping up on Instagram. And while it started off slow, it turned out to be AMAZING.

This one was equally incredible. It dragged a teensy bit at times, and sometimes Ana could be a little immature (which actually really makes sense with the series).

Meadows has so many amazing ideas. I can hardly tell what genre this fits in, but she pulls it off really well, unli
Incarnate is one of my favourite covers ever, this one is kind of ugly...
Actual rating 4.5 out of 5


The writing was absolutely beautiful. Meadows describes everything so detailed that you can picture everything right in your head. The beautiful words that she wrote were raw and perfect. Even the way Meadows described the sylph, I was able to picture exactly how she described it! I felt a deep connection with Ana because her attention to detail really got to me. I felt so horrible for Ana with the way she was treated towards almost everyone. They treated he
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A great second book that further delves into reincarnation, answering unasked questions that are centuries old.

Opening Sentence: My life was a mistake.

The Review:

There are no words to fully express how I feel about Jodi Meadow’s Asunder. I had the same problem when I was planning to write my review of the series’ first book, Incarnate. As a follow up book, Asunder had tough shoes to fill. I loved Incarnate. I loved how Meadows allowed my im
I was lucky enough to get Incarnate as an ARC last year, and once I finished I knew waiting for the sequel would be torture. Unfortunately, Asunder came right in the middle of a busy school year, so when I finally had the time to pick it up, I devoured it. Asunder is probably ten times better than Incarnate and I am pretty positive that the next installment will be ten times better than Asunder. Not only are there fantastic new characters, but our old favorites are changing in the best of ways. ...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Absolutely stunning.

ASUNDER brings the heat in this exciting follow-up to INCARNATE. Jodi Meadows lyrical way with words will enchant readers once again and make them fall even more in love with this special story. I did not think I could love the sequel even more than the first book, but that is not the case in this instance. ASUNDER brings the action, drama, and romance up a notch from INCARNATE and is sure to leave readers panting for more.

Ana is one of my favorite heroines. She's just so e
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
So, so good! Ah Jodi I loved it!!!!!! :D

Y’all!!!! I loved Incarnate something fierce and I didn’t know how Jodi was going to keep up the momentum in Asunder! But she did! Asunder was another amazing journey into this beautifully written fantasy world where reincarnation exists and dragons, sylph, and other beasts are dangerous and deadly but, not as much as some of the people that surround Ana every day!

Ana still struggles being a newsoul and what that means during this book and, she has the e
Asunder is an amazing follow-up to the wonderful Incarnate! The world is easily my favorite thing about this series, as I'm sure I made very clear in my review of the first book. This time the plot demands more world building, so I was hooked from the very beginning! Ana and Sam are working together to understand Menehem's research regarding the sylph, Janan, and the reincarnation process. I found all of this incredibly fascinating!

Just like the first book, Asunder starts with a sylph attack. We
Seen at Scott Reads It

Asunder was simply breathtaking. By the time I reached the final page I was immediately craving the sequel. Asunder took everything I loved about Incarnate and fixed everything that didn't work in Incarnate to create a novel of epic proportions. Asunder is one of the few sequels that outshine their predecessors.
I am warning you that there will be spoilers for Incarnate!

After the catastrophe that was Templedark, many people that died became darksouls (souls who wouldn't
Olivia (Bookcomet)
This book is extremely hard for me to review. I liked the first half of the book and loved the second. Put it this way, if the ending wasn't as fantastic as it was, my rating would be a tad lower.

The first half of the book seemed to drag on a bit because the pacing was very slow. I think the problem was that I didn't feel as though anything had really happened since I began reading the book until I got to the half way mark.

However, let me tell you how much Asunder changed from then on. Wow. Th
The second book was slightly more interesting than the first, but still felt drawn-out and slow. I mainly only read this because I like finishing stories that I start (so I guess I'll read the next one when it comes out in 2014 or whenever.. if I remember). However, Ana was still a very annoying protagonist. (caution below may contain spoilers)

This book is all about how suddenly Ana decides Janan is eeevviilllll. It turns out she was right (handy), but the whole plot seemed really random in rela
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