Friday, May 11, 2012

Paul's May Book - Incarnate

Author: Jodi Meadows
Year Published: 2012

Synopsis: NEWSOUL

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?

Why?: Paul picked this book as his May novel, and now I get to read it! It's been on my Amazon "recommended for you" list for a while, so I'm pretty excited that Paul bought it.

Expectations: I expect a  very interesting story, which probably quite a bit of epic mystery involved. Not so much a dystopian book as a "this is a parallel universe" one.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover has a girl with a butterfly over her face. I assume the girl is Ana, and that butterflies are kind of a big deal to her. Or to her society.


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