Friday, March 1, 2013


Author: Jodi Meadows
Goodreads Rating: 3.82
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover borrowed from Lili

New soul
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.
No soul
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.

I really loved this book, and I don't understand why it took me so long to finally get to it. I've heard really great things about this book, and so I already had some really high expectations, and it lived up to them entirely.

Let me start off by talking about our heroine, Ana, this young girl who has been raised to believe that she was useless and that she is an abomination. The fact that she was raised that way, and that she continued to think like that was absolutely deplorable. Although we only get a small glimpse of what Ana's mother is like, I already despised her from the start.

I felt really bad for Ana and what her "mother" did to her. The way that she treated ehr was absolutely abhorrent and appalling. I wanted to hit her every time that she said something or Ana mentioned something that she had said to her that was absolutely misleading. I felt awful that she was constantly feeling like she was unworthy, but that is what living with someone like Li does. Constantly Li told her that she wasn't good enough to live and that no one could love her because she was a nosoul. It wasn't all that shocking that she felt like that because thats what people who live with an abuser tend to feel.

This entire book was me feeling bad for Ana, but there were times that it wasn't awful for her like her blossoming love for Sam, who was a musical prodigy, and was sweet in every single way. He stood up for her to the coucil who was angry at her presence and the uncertanty that it meant for the rest of the people living in Heart.

There was so much action and love in this book, and I'm really excited to see what book two is going to bring for Sam and Ana and their budding relationship. I adored the people that gathered around supported her and wanted to help her grow rather than tear her down. I'm interested to see if what happened is going to bring people closer together or make things worse.

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