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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. 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 the second book of Jodi Meadows's Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. asunder explores the beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

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The thrilling and romantic second novel in the Incarnate trilogy, a fantasy series about a girl who is the first new soul born into a society where everyone else has been reborn hundreds of times.

As a Newsoul, Ana has always felt alone. Some residents of Heart are afraid of Ana's presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable change and the unknown. When the people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself, but also for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Romantic and action-filled, the rich world of Asunder is perfect for fans of epic fantasy, like Graceling by Kristin Cashore and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, while Ana's courage to expose the cracks in society and fight for what is right is ideal for fans of dystopian novels.

About the Author

Jodi Meadows is the author of the Incarnate series. She lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a cat, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut.

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Go Flash Go, August 1, 2013 (view all comments by Go Flash Go)
Asunder picks up shortly after the events of Templedark which destroyed dozens of souls and devastated the remaining citizens of Heart. Those who were suspicious of Ana before Templedark are even less inclined to welcome her now. Ana craves acceptance, despite her "nosoul" status. Fortunately, she still has Sam by her side, and he repeatedly demonstrates his willingness to put himself on the line for Ana.

I enjoyed the romance between Ana and Sam much more in Asunder. In Incarnate, I frequently thought about the 5,000 year age difference, but perhaps because I am now used to them as a couple, I did not focus on it much. That is until, for the first time, Heart residents bring up the elephant in the room that did not seem to bother them in Incarnate. However, the concern about the age difference was quickly pushed aside and was not mentioned again.

Something that never occurred to me during Incarnate was the realization that seemingly everyone wished for immortality. I'm not sure what my decision would be if offered the choice, but even though the people in the Incarnate series are living each life as a different-looking person, with different life experiences, don't things just get...old after a while? After all, over thousands of years, you are surrounded by the same people (albeit in different bodies) during each lifetime. Your memories are the same, and it would seem that not much changes over the lifetimes. That seems like it might get boring, but I suppose they find this preferable to the idea that the alternative to reincarnation is "nothingness." Side note - with all of these long-standing relationships, there are surprisingly few grudges.

Jodi Meadows brings a lot to the table: well-written action scenes, a sweet romance, conspiracy theories, and a heart-breaking sacrifice. One of my problems with Incarnate was that while we were frequently told Ana was in danger in Heart, I never really felt that; for the most part, she was welcomed. In Asunder, however, I did have the sense that Ana's safety, and perhaps her life, could be ripped apart at any moment. This added an element of tension and danger that was missing from Incarnate.

The book ends with quite a cliffhanger, and I can't wait to see where Ana's journey takes her next.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062060785
Author:
Meadows, Jodi
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Incarnate Trilogy
Publication Date:
20130129
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 416 pages Katherine Tegen Books - English 9780062060785 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The thrilling and romantic second novel in the Incarnate trilogy, a fantasy series about a girl who is the first new soul born into a society where everyone else has been reborn hundreds of times.

As a Newsoul, Ana has always felt alone. Some residents of Heart are afraid of Ana's presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable change and the unknown. When the people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself, but also for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Romantic and action-filled, the rich world of Asunder is perfect for fans of epic fantasy, like Graceling by Kristin Cashore and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, while Ana's courage to expose the cracks in society and fight for what is right is ideal for fans of dystopian novels.

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