Asunder (Newsoul #2) by Jodi Meadows
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
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.
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.
My Thoughts: We are back with Ana and Sam. I liked this one, probably a bit more than the first one but I still just couldn’t really connect to the story and the characters.
Ana is still trying to find out more about herself and the newsouls. The town still isn’t too fond of her. She has a few friends and Sam of course. Also, we meet a new character named Cris. I really liked him.
Ana is still learning lots of new things. She’s taking lessons. Oh, and another newsoul is brought into the world.
Someone is out to get newsouls and are doing some pretty awful things.
I did really like the setting. I loved hearing about the snow, probably because it is also snowing here and the moment. I always felt like I was right there with Ana.
I also really love Sam. He is just so sweet and caring. He really cares about Ana and people in general and is a good guy.
We also find out more about the creatures in this story and I loved that. I loved knowing more about them.
At times, I really liked this one but I just felt like it dragged on a little bit just like Incarnate. I think its a good story, I’m just not really that into reincarnation stories. Awesome characters and interesting plot though.
Overall: I liked it. I find myself not really relating to the story or the characters very much even though I like them. I like them, I just can’t really connect to any of them on a deep level. I still enjoyed this one, just not as much as I wanted too. Probably more of a 3.5 rating for me, just like Incarnate. I will be finishing the series though. I have to know what happens.
Cover: Love it! These covers are so beautiful and they catch your eye.
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