Published: January 31st 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 0062060759 (ISBN13: 9780062060754)
Pages: 374 (hardcover edition)
Source: Bought Myself
Shelfability: Must Read/ Covet
Where To Buy: TBD
Rating: 4 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Cover Love: One of the first things that sold me on this book was the cover. I know, I judge a book by its cover. Gasp away. But we all do it. Admit it! The color scheme, the butterfly, the look of utter bewilderment felt so ethereal and a soft. Like reading it would be satin for a reader's soul. And it was!!!
Now onto the pages within the books. No, I did not immediately get entranced. It took about 20 pages. But those 20 pages did something more than some of the books who immediately entrance me. I was felt as though I was put in some sort trance while reading Incarnate. I could see, smell and hear Jodi Meadow's universe.
This book felt like spring to me. It was fresh.
Even though some parts felt not developed enough, I would have liked a more in depth description of Sylphs and other creatures, and some slightly overly so, the musical element was beautiful but not as pertinent to the story as it should have been for the amount of attention it got, I completely loved the book.
Ana was an altogether different kind of heroine. I connected with her and the pain of years abuse and isolation. I understood her distrust of others, her self doubt. Some might see it as her being whiny and defensive, but I understood it for what it was: years of conditioning. These traits became part of her personality. Jodi really depicted the image of a young girl overcoming adversity in a way that was completely relatable.
And what to say of Sam... Well of course I fell in love with the guy. He was a prince in shining armor. So devoted to her. Soulmates.
This story was not one of blood and action scenes (although brace yourself for some...) but one of personal discoveries, revelations, mystery and growth. I rarely felt such a sense of peace after reading a book. It truly was Satin for a reader's soul. Hence it's 4.5 star rating.
I highly look forward to the following books in the series! What did you think!?