By Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Cover image and summary from Goodreads:
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 people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.
In this second book in the Newsoul trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.
This is the sequel to Incarnate, which I have actually read twice (once when I borrowed it from the library, and a second time for book club).
Okay, one of my favourite things about this book was getting to learn more about sylph, which I LOVED. We also learn a lot more about the temple, the reincarnation of souls, and Janan himself. I think this book did such a great job of moving the story along, which we all know can be tough for a second book in a trilogy to do.
One of my favourite things about this book was getting to see Ana become more confident and more sure of herself. One of my other favourite things about this book was the temple scene near the end (I won’t say more because SPOILERS but it was fabulously spooky!).
Thank goodness I already have the next (and the final) book in the series to read for book club, because I can’t wait to find out what happens next and how this series ends. Seriously, with the drama, betrayal, romance, fighting, skeletons, music, and great writing, this has everything you are looking for in a great series!