Phoenix Overture (Newsoul #2.5) by Jodi Meadows
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher:Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.
Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.
In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?
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My Thoughts: Wow, I think this is a nice look into Sam’s life before he knew Ana. We got a glimpse of his family and what happened to him. We also got to meet Stef for the first time. Its amazing because I think I may have liked this one a bit more than the actual books.
I think Sam is a great character and he’s so nice and sweet but this also explains why he is the way he is. Even before everything happened Sam seemed like a nice guy.
I really did like this one but I still feel like I don’t love this series. Hopefully the last book makes me feel this series was super great. I like them, I just don’t love them.. yet.
Overall: I really liked getting to know Sam and get into his mind. I also liked knowing what happens to his family and how his relationship with Stef came about. I also liked seeing things before they are the way they are now.
Cover: It’s kind of plain but I could see Sam looking like that.
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