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The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation #2)

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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
Mar 27, 2015 Alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
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!
May 26, 2013 Brichimt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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
May 10, 2015 Breanne rated it liked it
Shelves: a-z-challenge
(3.75 Stars)
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.
Oct 09, 2012 Saniya marked it as to-read
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
Jan 22, 2014 Henrietta rated it really liked it
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
Feb 10, 2015 IAmTheReadingPug rated it really liked it
Whooops, I picked this book up from the library not realizing that this was the sequal toThe Alchemy of Forever...Heh...heh

I was going to say that the book didn't really explain anything and that Sera just keeps on talking about things that happened before the book even started. Now I know why...

Well, points for this: I still caught on pretty quickly and I didn't really need to read the first book (I'm still going to) To get a lot of this.
Apr 01, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 28, 2015 GenovaGee rated it it was ok
It kinda reminds me of My Name Is Memory... How I wish there'll be a book three or maybe Ms. Williams got into another body like her Incarnates?
Shelbie Butcher
Mar 03, 2014 Shelbie Butcher rated it it was ok
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.
Oct 27, 2014 Tereza S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 18, 2014 Thalia rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 29, 2014 Jenne rated it really liked it
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!
Feb 17, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: enjoyed
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
May 20, 2015 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed-books
The idea of this was amazing, but I just don't like how it tries too hard to be a heavy kind of fantasy. The plot is light, for me at least because I'm really fond of reading dystopian, paranormal and dark fantasies, and the conflict... it can easily be solved. But the character here, Seraphina, makes it really hard for herself. In the end, Cyrus was killed just. like. that. I was expecting some a little action when it comes to that part. And he wasn't even killed actually! He hasn't died. He's ...more
Murakami Akemi
Jan 11, 2014 Murakami Akemi rated it liked it
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.
Isabelle (Will Herondale's)
I don't know what to say. This book is just so .. incredibly perfect. I love the plot, the scenes and the characters. Full of unexpected plot twists that didn't even cross my mind. And Noahhh omg
Oct 27, 2015 Kyra rated it liked it
I feel so ashamed that I read this book.

I'm a bit surprised by how many lesbians there are in Alloy Entertainment books. Not that I've read that many, but I have now been blindsided by lesbians multiple times. This book has (probably unintentionally) pretty problematic portrayals of lesbians, (view spoiler)
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
Jun 19, 2014 Serenity Martinez rated it really liked it
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
Mar 28, 2016 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
I'm doing a review to say that.


This has to be one with the most mind-blowing twisted stories to ever was.
I don't even know where to start. I just finished the whole book in one sitting and there were times that I have to put the book down because the feels were just too much for me to contain.
I remembered reading the first book which is The Alchemy of Forever and I thought it has an interesting title and when I read it, I couldn't put it down! So I did feel the same way w
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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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