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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  7,736 ratings  ·  802 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
Nov 12, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
The chapter headers have roses. The scene breaks at the top/bottom of the pages have itty roses.
May 08, 2012 marked it as to-read
Yay a cover! I think I prefer the 1st one though.
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, physical-arc
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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 exa
Jun 03, 2012 marked it as wanted

I.. I think I just had an extreme premature coverrgasm.
Brad Sells
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
Luke Taylor
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Asunder, the second book in the Newsoul Series, by author Jodi Meadows, serves up a generous portion of growth and change, action and emotion, long-buried secrets and soft and tender moments, creating a fantastic sequel to the already gripping first installment, Incarnate. Many of the lore's biggest questions are answered, the world-building fleshed out to the point of feeling more textured and comfortable, bigger and more familiar, allowing Jodi's craft to shine through in character development ...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: publisher-sent
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.

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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
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So many answers!!! My god, how did Meadows create this? This series is truly mesmerizing! It's so insanely creative, I cant believe it! (Well, I can, but you know) it's incredible.

I adore Ana more and more as the pages are turn. My love for Ana & Sam become stronger and stronger. They work so well with each other.

But seriously, everything is A+ in this series. The characters, especially Ana, are on point. Sam resonated (a TINY BIT!) to the typical YA characters that want to "protect" the heroi
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
first read 2014 • (Jul 22 - Jul 24)

I ugly cried from chapter 29 'til the end, and I mean ugly cried. and then I would laugh because why am I crying? but then I would remember and start all over lol. sooo in conclusion the whole thing was intense. and I cried.
Jessica Reigle
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
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
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, fantasy
--5 stars --

Ahhh, this series is so good!!! I love the characters so much, and the world is just so unique and amazing! I'm starting the next (and last) book straightaway! <3
Hannah Cassie
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

THE WORLD: Same as in the first book. This world has a few million people who have souls and who reincarnate every time they die. The thing is, their memories stay. So all people are really very very old. But one day a new soul is born instead of an old one. Needless to say everybody hates the new soul, because well that is really just a human nature - hate what is new and unknown. So that is what this series deals with in the first book, the new soul adaptin

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
Kathleen Peacock
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I am using a general review for all three books - just a side note though...the series gets better with each book!

I was a bit hesitant to read this series with the conflicting ratings but I tried it anyhow and MAN - OH MAN was I so freaking happy that I gave this shot because this series is one of my favorites so far of 2016.

I spent the whole day (yes I slacked off on my other duties) reading the ENTIRE trilogy because I couldn't put this down.

This was such a unique story line and so thought out
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Caitlin Smith
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a solid sequel to Incarnate and I really enjoyed it!

Asunder picks up not too long after the events of Incarnate and I really liked where this book took the story. Character wise, I love Ana! She is at such a disadvantage compared to everyone else, but she is so strong and doesn’t let her lack of experience affect her. She fights for what she believes in, the protection of Newsouls, and she became a leader. Also, her relationship with Sam was so cute and a lot more developed compared to
usagi ☆ミ
4.5/5 stars!

You guys, this book totally needs to come with a warning on it: DANGER! YOU WILL GET KICKED IN THE FEELS REPEATEDLY! Seriously. I was so not ready for "Asunder" and everything that goes on in it. But you know what? That was a good thing. Everything I loved about book one only gets stronger in book two - so much so that I feel like Meadows finally knows her world and her characters really, really well, and has a grasp on everything at last. She's grown a lot in between these two books
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Briar Rose
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A LITTLE BIT OF SPOILERS SO PLEASE DON'T READ THIS IS YOUR CURRENTLY READING, OR ARE GOING TO READ THE BOOK!! (but if you haven't read the book, and want to know whether or not it's worth it: READ IT NOW, IT IS STELLAR!!)

This book was amazing! And I cannot believe I am going to say this: It was BETTER THAN THE FIRST!! (and the first book was stellar!)

After reading this, I have such an admiration for Meadow's world that I cannot even beginning to describe how amazing it really it! In this book, t
Jessica | Jessabibliophile
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
Jul 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
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!
May 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Hmm.. not sure about this cover. The effect worked perfectly on the first one, but here.. I'm in between, going back and forth between liking it and not as much as the first one.
Can't wait for the book though :)
Dec 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Incarnate is one of my favourite covers ever, this one is kind of ugly...
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I fairly enjoyed this, I love stories that follow reincarnation but with this one I'm struggling to really get into this series. ...more
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