|I love the cover!|
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
So for my review, I have to say that I was back and forth between liking Ana, the MC, and just wanting to shake her. To know what I mean, this is a novel you'd have to read to experience Ana's history to understand the way she interacts with the world around her.
As for the world around Ana, I loved it. I think Jodi Meadows did a wonderful job world building with inserted explanations that didn't read like info dumps and with great dialogue.
I adored Sam to bits. I tend to read books and find a character that I'd like to have all to myself, or at least have an exact replica of the character in my life. From Incarnate, Sam is that character.
What can I say about the cover? It is beautiful, colorful and actually does carry meaning in regards to something that happens in the book.
The ending seemed a bit mind-bender to me. I was able to follow it but have to admit, this is one of the things that made it hard to rate the novel a 5 star novel on Goodreads. Actually, my first rating was 3, but that's only because I couldn't rate it 3.7, because I can't choose a fraction of a star. Recently, I changed it to 4 stars because of how much more of the book I really did enjoy.
So would I recommend this book? Yes. The writing was well thought out and enjoyable. The story is quite beautiful, in and of itself. The times I didn't want to shake Ana, I wanted to hug her and tell her that her situation wasn't of her making. The ending is set for a sequel,
My question to you, my wonderful bloggy buddies, is how would you live your life if you knew, 100% sure, that you would come back to this world with all your memories in tact?