Asunder & Infinite by Jodi Meadows

13043180

 

Title: Asunder
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: January 2013 and 2014
Overall: 5 Stars

 

DARKSOULS

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.

 

SHADOWS

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.

 

LOVE

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. 

review

 

Asunder was a great follow-up to Incarnate, it really felt more focused. It was very clear from the beginning what the questions were that Ana wanted answered. I also really felt like the romance moved at a realistic pace, and it was wonderful because it never felt rushed.

 

Ana really grew into her own in this book, she began to realize that she had always deserved to have friends and a love of her own. It was difficult for her to come to that realization because her mother was so awful to her. I really liked that she became able to even stand up to Sam, it really wasn’t much but she became less afraid of expressing her opinion.

 

I even liked the drama with Stef, I saw it coming, but still I’m glad it was there. It was very obvious from the beginning about how she felt about Sam. It was good addition to the story because it does matter after 5,000 years. I did love how tenacious Ana was in this book. She was not going to rest until she figured it out.

 

I loved that there was the revelation in this book, and most of the questions were answered. I was heartbroken that Cris had to sacrifice himself, but I think what they gained was incredibly important. It was terrible what they found out, but I think the reaction of the rest of the old souls was just as bad. I can’t believe that they didn’t take into account their memories being tampered with. There were lots of justifications to keeping her in Heart.

 

This was a great follow up and really set the stage for the third and final book. I would give this 5 out of 5 stars because it sucked me in, and answered many questions and left me with even more!

05

5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

13085374Title: Infinite
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: January 2014
Overall: 4 Stars

DESTRUCTION

The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

 

FLIGHT

Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

 

CHOICE

The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

 

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

 

 

review

 

Infinite was a good book, there were a few things that I didn’t like, but most of the book felt just as good as Asunder. 

 

I did enjoy that Ana grew even more, she grew to be able to stand up to Stef, Sam, and everyone else. She realized that she was the one with power and she was going to fight. I liked that she was always reaching out to other creatures and trying to understand and get help.

 

I did enjoy the interactions with the sylph, dragons, and phoenix. It was cool and I liked that Ana appeared fearless even if she wasn’t. Her fear was not enough to stop her, and just sit back idly and let Soul Night happen. It was so brave of her, but I liked that she wasn’t unafraid, she just knew what needed to be done and so she went and did it.

 

It bothered me how things were with Sam in this book. After trying to make Ana feel like she was the center of his world, and that she was loved he basically pulls his support. I know that he didn’t think that’s what he was doing, but if I were in Ana’s shoes I would’ve felt the same way. It also bothered me how quickly she was able to accept his apology after his silent treatment for months. MONTHS. I just figured someone with over 5,000 years of reincarnations could act a little more mature. I can understand Ana’s reaction because this is her first life, but Sam’s was incredibly immature.

 

I also felt like there was too much crammed into the last 50 pages. I felt like it needed to be stretched out a little. It just moved to fast and I actually felt myself skimming because I just couldn’t believe all of the craziness that happened. The ending while satisfactory was also a little anti-climactic. I’m not sure what I expected, but after everyone sacrifices themselves and dies I just expected there to be a little more oomph with the ending.

 

It was a good finish, and all of the questions were answered. I would give the book 4 out of 5 stars just because of some of the things didn’t sit well with me.

 

04

4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

Find JODI MEADOWS online:

Official Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

Buy ASUNDER online:

Goodreads | Official Website | Kindle | Amazon | Barnes&Noble

Buy INFINITE online:

Goodreads | Official Website | Kindle | Amazon | Barnes&Noble

Happy Reading Everyone!

Kasey-1