Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - A Review

Cover art for INCARNATE

What I'm reading now  Incarnate
This will be released January 31st, 2012

Cool Cover, right? 

This is a story about a girl, Ana, who is somehow born outside the million souls that have always been reborn. Her mother calls her a nosoul while others call her a new soul. When she is born one soul that had been a part of the million never returns and it starts a sort of panic as to whether or not other oldsouls will also never return, allowing more newsouls to appear.

The book starts with, "I wasn't reborn." Catchy.
Ana is shunned not only but society, but also by her own mother and her father disappears after her birth. Her mother is hostile and unloving to the end.

After coming of age, she leaves her home and stumbles upon a boy who is an oldsoul and he tries to make her life better. There are some interesting twist and turns with acid spewing dragons and other creatures.

 I had a hard time with this book, not because it wasn't written well, it was. I just didn't like the story. I had to force myself to read it. It just isn't my thing.

Besides being well-written, this is totally unique. I've never seen anything like it. If you like science fiction/fantasy YA and something totally new, this is for you.

Here's the blurb:

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 suspicious and 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.

Get to know Jodi better and buy Incarnate here.