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The Impossibility of Tomorrow

(Incarnation #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,442 ratings  ·  189 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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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Alex

Woah! This series has definitely taken a more sinister and mysterious route in this second installment. From the first book, we glean the fact that the 600 year old incarnate and alchemist named Cyrus will never let his one and only love, Seraphina go no matter what the cost and so in The Impossibility of Tomorrow, he becomes more desperate as he hunts Sera down even if it means jumping from one body to the next and taking innocent lives one by one.

The mystery is very well played out and like S
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
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


-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

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
Lucy (Talk Less, Smile More)
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
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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!
Jul 10, 2012 marked it as to-read
Blahh I can't wait for this one!!! I've read the first book like 12 times
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
Feb 10, 2012 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
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
(3.75 Stars)
Mar 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
This somehow seemed like the perfect book to read considering how we are all wondering (and worrying) about what tomorrow might bring. I can say that I liked the title much better than the story. There was something unsettling about a 616 year old woman falling in love with a teenage boy. The fact that she was occupying a teenager's body did not mitigate it in my mind.
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first, and was so happy to read this one after. This end of the series really did wrap up quite nicely. I found that at the end I had been so caught up in the characters that I did in fact cry.
Jan 21, 2014 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
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Love Never Dies-C

Avery Williams constructed a fascinating world of the Incarnates. From book one, I've been hooked. Seraphina tried to end her immortal life and in the process, took the body of Kailey, who perished in a car wreck. Now she'll fight for her life that isn't really hers- fight to keep her job at the antique store, her best friend Leyla, and family, and her true love, Noah- before her first love can take his life.

The twists and turns in this book keep me on edge. Since Cyrus can take
Mar 15, 2014 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
Tara Lazetic
Feb 10, 2015 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.
Feb 10, 2014 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!
Oct 25, 2015 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? ...more
Jun 23, 2012 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
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
Joanne Beatrice
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had to stop halfway from finishing this book as it started having a little "high school drama" somewhere in the middle. I hate it when the female lead starts to appear weak just 'cuz of the supposedly male lead; honestly Noah Vander is one of those bland characters that you'd probably forget once the credits start rolling. Also, what's up with that girl, Echo? Why do I feel like there's still some loose ends here?

1st star - would honestly won't mind to get a follow up on this series, as long a
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-bookshelf
Seraphina has escaped her old life in the coven and is now stuck living Kaitlin a teenagers life. Although she's gotten away from her old love Cyrus, she knows he will stop at nothing to find her. On high alert trying to decipher where he's hiding or rather who he's hiding in. She's left questioning who she can really trust, always watching her back to see who might be Cyrus. Unexpected events lead her into believing some of the people she's closest to may be her worst nightmare. But worse than ...more
May 30, 2015 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
Janelle Hackbarth
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the first story "The Alchemy of Forever", I just had to read the sequel, and am I glad I did.

Loved the story and it kept me guessing on who was who. I didn't expect the story to happen the way it did, but enjoyed it nevertheless. Would love to read an (Incarnation, #3). Great series!
Mel (Daily Prophecy)
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, read-2018
I was impressed by The Alchemy of Forever and after such an ending, I was hoping for a thrilling ride in The Impossiblity of Tomorrow. Unfortunately, I was let down by the plot... There is a lot of chasing and unnecessary prolonging of the climax (which was also not mind-blowing) and there wasn't a lot of character development either. Shame.
Anika Antara
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never cage the one you love. Let them free and go; it was only your love to be when they return. A big appreciation to the author for the gripping twists and turns
Suman Barman
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heart touching novel describing the endurance of unconditional love against all circumstances, even against time.
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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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