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The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation #2)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  918 ratings  ·  132 reviews
The immortal Seraphina is forced to face the darkness of her past—and risk losing the love of her life—in this second novel in the Incarnation series.

Seraphina has been living for centuries, thanks to a special method of alchemy, but only recently has she really felt alive. She’s finally broken free from her controlling boyfriend, Cyrus, and after years of swapping bodies
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
I want him to realize how much he's always underestimated me.

3.5 stars. When I read the first book of this duo, I hesitantly hoped that 2012 was going to be the year of the villain. Here we are now in 2013, and while "true" villains haven't been running amok in recent literature, I will say that I am thankful for Cyrus staying bad to the bone core (sorry for almost throwing cheese there).

Just a couple of reviews ago, I had mentioned that I don't mind reading about characters who you love to
I won't make an attempt at sugarcoating it--The Impossibility of Tomorrow was a really, really frustrating read for me, in a variety of ways. Having been an impressed reader with Avery William's debut, as well as this novel's predecessor, The Alchemy of Forever, I went into The Impossibility of Tomorrow with reasonably high expectations, predicting for all of those expectations to be surpassed. Ultimately, The Impossibility of Tomorrow proved to be an entirely disappointing read, meeting a porti ...more

Update 03/01/13
Now I'm over "DO WANT" and bordering on "GIVE IT TO ME NOW OTHERWISE PEOPLE WILL DIE!!!!"
Just a few more months...

Update 17/01/13
Dear diary, I have endured two more weeks of this torture. I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!!!

Update 13/02/13
I no longer know if I am going to survive the wait for this book...

Update 21/03/13
After yet another month and a week, I absolutely KNOW that I won't survive the wait. Just 3 more months .-.

Update 02/06/13
Omigod. It's in 2 days o_O


-The mystery (in the first half): Seraphina/Kailey trying to find out which of her loved ones was possessed by her immortal-body-jumping-psycho-killer-ex-boyfriend. It was done rather well, everyone came across like a suspect.

-The heroine instead of the hero being the immortal one with secrets.

-Noah. There was nothing terribly interesting about him but he was a really sweet and normal guy. I'm sick of all the other YA psycho alpha bitch heroes.

-Kailey/Seraphina's family were norma
Ever since I finished reading the first book earlier this year, I practically stalked the release date for this book. And let me tell you something; it was so worth the wait! The characters were such a joy to read about.

In the first book, you get a pinch of how cruel and controlling Cyrus can be. Little did I know that the book The Alchemy of Forever was just the tip of the iceberg. In The Impossibility of Tomorrow you really get a feel for how manipulative he is. He will take down anyone who ge
Jul 10, 2012 Brianna marked it as to-read
Blahh I can't wait for this one!!! I've read the first book like 12 times
This review contains spoilers!

The storyline in this second installment picks up where the first book left off. Sera has successfully made a run for it from Cyrus and the coven and although it was an accident, took on the body of accident victim Bailey Morgan. Sera is an immortal incarnate that was made an incarnate by Cyrus in the 14th Century. Cyrus's dad, a gifted apothecary, developed a formula for an elixir that granted anyone who drank it eternity by allowing their soul to grab any human bo
It has been quite a long time since I have read the first book. So it took time for me to get reacquainted again with some of the characters. However, this one pick up where it left off and I like Sera I was dreading if Cyrus has gotten to Noah like i feared. I must say this one had me guessing a lot of times who's body that Cyrus have taken over. The author did a brilliant job in keeping that mystery till the end. She had me fooled like Cyrus almost fooled Sera in killing Noah. I also wish that ...more
Okay, I just need to breathe. That book was intense!
When I read the book, I'm thinking, oh okay, but there's so much more... what! I just got slapped in the face real hard! I wasn't expecting that turn at all! Wait, what? Where is... who... what?
Throughout the book, Kailey makes some heartbreaking decisions and groundbreaking turns to her life. The entire book (especially the ending) leaves you wanting even more, but all the while, you're completely satisfied.
I recommend this series to anyone!
Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
Ok. Let me first start it off by saying you will NEVER guess who Cyrus is. I had three suspects on who Cyrus was. And it wasn't ANY OF THEM. Well okay one of them was Jerod, so that's something. But when you do find out whos body Cyrus is hosting, let's just say you'll freak out. I loved the whole mystery "Who's who's" thing in this book. Did not expect the ending. I can't believe there is not third book to this thing!!! (view spoiler) ...more
are you serious.
i cant.
how do you expect me to wait this long.
with that ending?
you're kidding.
Avery, why.
Just give me an arc and I'll scream the loudest of screams.
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Ah, I love this! <3 Especially the way hes looking at her! :D
Can't wait to read this. I hope I get an ARC for this! :'D
Being part of Cyrus's coven, Sera had been living for centuries. Swapping bodies might have preserved her immortality but Sera felt like she'd been a murderer taking away the lives of the many bodies that she inhabited. When she ran away from Cyrus and accidentally took on a broken body and survived, she believed she'd found a way to hide from Cyrus. But would Cyrus come looking for her?

Sera was not a weak character but when she felt insecure, she'd imagine the worst and suspect every single per
Shelbie Butcher
The book The Impossibility of Tomorrow is a pretty good book. It has to be one of my top immortal based books, but I cant say it is one of my favorites. I’m not into books with immortal characters like this book had. This book was about a girl named Seraphina who has been on earth for centuries. The reason she has been able to live so long is because of the new discovery of alchemy, which is transformation of matter that usually was used to convert metals into gold. Since she is living for so lo ...more
Tereza S.
Oproti prvnímu dílu, který se mi sice líbil, ale nijak výrazně nenadchl, je Nejistý zítřek opravdu bomba. Jak mi před tím vadilo, že bylo všechno takové hrozně rychlé, ve druhém díle už to autorka napravila. Co se týče tloušťky, je snad o polovinu delší, což knize velice prospělo. A já se tak opravdu bavila.
Příběh plynule navazuje tam, kde minule skončil. (Ten konec byl momochodem pořádná pecka, proto jsem byla ráda, že jsem se hned mohla pustit do pokračování). Cyrus opustil své předchozí tělo
Dear Spoiler Worriers (don't worry, there are none in here) and my lovely Readers,

I don't see how anybody dislike this books plot. And the cover. And everything! The minute I saw this, I was all, "I have to get this. Now." *rush to the cashier, slap down some money, and go home like a madman just so I can start readin*

I didn't even know there was a first book o.O So that pretty much spoiled it for me.

Anyways, to anyone who is reading this now, YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK!!! It is AWESOME and will
This was really good! From my understanding it's the end, only 2 books. Everything is tied up nicely and the mystery of who Cyrus is now will keep you turning the pages. I'm surprised more people haven't read this series, it's really underrated! It's the perfect blend of action, romance, paranormal, and mystery. Really a beautiful story! Would definitely recommend these!
This is one was much better than the first one, but still as fast a read as the other one. I liked it a lot with the exception of the period of time when Noah and Sera were broken up.

Sera is seems like a very gullible character. Someone tells her something, and she believes them just like that. That got very frustrating! Especially when Madison told her that Cyrus was in Noah's body and had been for two weeks. Seriously? You love and know Noah. But because she tells you this, you are going to b
Po prvním díle jsem myslela, že se do dalšího nepustím. Nakonec jsem to ale udělala a víte co? Nezklamal! Byl snad stejně špatný jako ten předchozí.

Jednoduše mě to absolutně nebaví :oD

Som napsal - a
I picked up The Impossibility of Tomorrow at the library the other day; unfortunately, the first book in the series was already checked out, and I wasn't patient enough to wait for it, so I haven't read that yet.

I'll start with what I liked about this book. Sera was an alright character; it's nice to see a female in YA realize that she isn't powerless and she doesn't have to cling to the man she loved/was with in order to have some sort of life. She took the initiative, took the book, and left.
I don't know i always predict what will happen next but I'm wrong because my predictions are not right. Throughout the book Seraphina Ames and Cyrus von Hohenheim is playing hide and seek and is freaking me out that i want to know who is the real Cyrus. I thought about Reed being Cyrus but then just like Sera i'm wrong. For me Reed is just a distraction because he is just texting Echo when they're in Sonoma and i'm surprised that Cyrus is pretending to be Charlotte using Madison's body ohhhhhhh. ...more
Aug 11, 2012 VictoriaSong marked it as to-read
I can't believe they changed the covers from now on. I really loved the look of 'the alchemy of forever' :o
Serenity Martinez
I loved this book!!!!!!! i fell in love with the characters and the way the story was done. i couldn't but the book down. It always kept me wondering who the bad person was and why they would do it. There was the right amount of romance. The way Kailey was scared of Cyrus and who he took over this time was comparable . i felt i was in her shoes and needed to figure it out. It was heart breaking to figure out the truth and know the deaths. I would read this book and continue on to the next ^_^. n ...more
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Seraphina is a 600-year-old immortal who has survived the centuries by inhabiting the body of one mortal human after another. She has spent all but the last few months of those 600 years locked in an abusive relationship with the obsessive, vicious, and highly secretive Cyrus, the leader of a coven of immortals. In this second installment of the series, Seraphina is hiding from Cyrus and has gone to ground by taking on the persona of Kylie, the teenager whose body and life she has assumed. She h ...more
Diane Ferbrache
The sequel to The Alchemy of Forever. Seraphina Ames is 600 years old, but is currently occupying the body of 16 year old Kailey. She is hoping that Cyrus and his henchmen won’t be able to find her, but she is beginning to suspect that Cyrus is now occupying the body of her boyfriend, Noah. As people start dying mysteriously in her small town, Seraphina begins to believe that everyone she has come to love is next on the list, and that she will never escape Cyrus’ clutches.
This is a fast-paced
Sophia C
This book was...interesting. Better than the first one, by far. The pacing was okay, but the book only really got interesting in the end. I was getting a little confused as to who Cyrus was; fingers were pointed at so many people and it was hard to keep track. Otherwise I enjoyed the book and it was a good and satisfying ending.

I'm just going to call her Sera. Okay, so Sera was much more likable in this book than she was in the first one. She's way more determined and bad-a, and I liked her. How
I really enjoyed the first novel in this series but unfortunately the Impossibility of Tomorrow fell flat. The premise sounded interesting; Seraphina is now hiding from Cyrus who has taken to killing her friends in order to hide his own identity and figure out who Sera is so he can punish her/make her love him. There is a bit of cat-and-mouse with trying to figure out which person is Cyrus and who Sera can trust but it become abundantly clear to me who Cyrus was about half way through which made ...more
Traci (The Reading Geek)
I loved The Alchemy of Forever so I've been looking forward to reading The Impossibility of Tomorrow for months. I was really excited for this book because of the way that The Alchemy of Forever ended. Now I didn't love this sequel as much as I loved the first book, but it was still an enjoyable read. I think that I started this book with my expectations being way too high. There were some aspects of this story that I loved, while there were other aspects that I wasn't too crazy about.

Please note this is the second book in the Incarnations series and does contain spoilers.

For my review on the first book, The Alchemy of Forever.

Seraphina continues her story as sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan. She was supposed to finish her life, end everything…until she met Kailey’s next door neighbor Noah. Sera is smitten, but her ex Cyrus is still lurking after her. He’ll do anything to return Sera to the fold, even if it means killing Kailey’s classmates in a man hunt to find Sera…

Sera thoug
Jun 16, 2013 Carie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I ended up really liking this book, though it did give me some worries and frustrations along the way! I was really bothered that I often felt like the main character wasn’t as smart as she could (should!!) have been. I wanted to shout at her several times, especially when she was (view spoiler) ...more
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Jessea Perry writes under the pen name Avery Williams. She was born the day after Halloween in Los Angeles, and has since lived in five different states due to her father’s job as a radio disc jockey (though she sometimes claims her parents were in the circus). Now she makes her home in Oakland with her husband and two dastardly kittens. She enjoys riding her bicycle around town and working on her ...more
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