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Asunder (Newsoul #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  6,888 Ratings  ·  773 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)
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The chapter headers have roses. The scene breaks at the top/bottom of the pages have itty roses.
sana  °¤°
3 1/2 stars.

I fucking hate this series so much. I love this series, you guys. :')

I learned a lot of things about myself after reading the first two books in the Newsoul trilogy.
•I am turning in to a sap.
•I have a lot of patience.
•I find myself loving horrible books.

○This book requires a lot of patience. It's so boring and slow I wanted to cut my eyeballs out and eat them, but then again I cannot bring myself to DNF no matter how fucking horrible it is. There's just something about the writing
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 example, whe
Brad Sells
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 03, 2012 marked it as wanted

I.. I think I just had an extreme premature coverrgasm.
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.

Asunder by Jodi Meadows cont
May 07, 2012 marked it as to-read

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and every other synonym of beautiful

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.



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)
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, autographed, 5-stars
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
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 h
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
--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
HannahCassie (PSIloveThatBook)
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
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
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
İkinci kitaba tek kelimeyle bayıldım. Bana o kadar farklı hisler hissettirdi ki hepsine değinmeye çalışacağım. Öncelikle ikinci kitap asıl kurgumuz olan reenkarnasyon ve ruhların tekrar dünyaya gelişiyle ilgili çok derine inilip verdiği mantıklı cevaplarla beni aşırı memnun eden bir devam kitabıydı. Ana ile Sam arasında geçenler bana öyle dokundu ki bazı olayları farklı açılardan izlememi de sağladı. Ana karakterini zaten ilk kitaptan beri çok seviyordum ve seri devam ettikçe kendisini daha çok ...more

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
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
Anna (
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.
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
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!
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
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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May 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: by-color-rainbow
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, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

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Dec 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Incarnate is one of my favourite covers ever, this one is kind of ugly...
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
Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
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
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“Why couldn't Sam really be a boy my age, with no more experience than I had? No past lives, past loves.

Why couldn't he be only for me?”
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