by: Jodi Meadows
Published: January 29th 2013
My Rating: 5 out of 5
SynopsisIn 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. (find a more in depth synopsis on Goodreads- I just didn't want to spoil anything in case someone hasn't read Incarnate)
My ThoughtsAsunder is the second book in the Newsoul or Incarnate trilogy by Jodi Meadows. Since this is a review of the second book- there will be spoilers for the first book. So it might be a good idea to just go read Incarnate and then check out this review! But before I get to anything spoiler-y know that I absolutely loved this book.
I fell in love with Ana and Sam and company in Incarnate and was so glad that I finally got around to reading it (and just in time for book 3- Infinite which was released today!) I couldn't wait to see how their story developed especially since I had an inkling that everything was not as it seemed.
Jodi Meadows writes with a breath-takingly beautiful prose, there are so many beautiful descriptions in the book but the following is one of my favourites, "Then I was a shattered blown-glass blue rose, and every step away from him made my shards clatter and chime.”. Even as I was reading that sentence I thought- WOW- this is beautiful.
Asunder did have a little more romance than the books that I normally read but I actually didn't mind it because for every mention of romantic love there was another type of love mentioned. I absolutely adored how there was a focus on frienship love, love of things, love of music etc. I often find that these equally important types of love get ignored for romantic love. Asunder had both- in a beautiful mix!
I could write praise of Asunder for days but instead I will leave you with one last quote: "I want to keep this moment forever, the way you're smiling right now." "You may." I placed the flute in my lap and brushed my hands over my mouth, pretending to grab my smile as though it were bits of wool or clouds. "Here." I pressed my imaginary smile into his hands. "This is for you."
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes romances, fantasy or is interested in reincarnation. Also I think that everyone should just read the series because it is amazing!