~ Book Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows ~

Asunder (Newsoul, #2)Title: Asunder (Newsoul #2)
Author: Jodi Meadows  
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy


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.
I always have high expectations for second books in trilogies and somehow they always let me down. This was totally not the case; I like and enjoyed Asunder.  Jodi Meadows did a good job continuing Ana’s journey.  As in Incarnate, this book is full of colorful descriptions and great world building.  I was very connected with the story and the characters. 

Ana is back! The delicate main character returns more determined than ever to find out more about the past and what is going to happen in the future with the new souls like her.  Sam is back as well. He has always been sweet and lovable but in this story, he expresses so much more love for Ana.  Their relationship is somehow stronger in this book.  Like in every relationship, they have their problems, up and downs and I felt that they should have communicated more. There were a lot of issues that were left unsaid.  Also, as much as I love Sam, I was a little irritated with him.  I was very upset that he was accepting everyone’s opinion about his romance with Ana except hers, making her feel like a child and left out. For me, Ana was more naive in this book or at least that is how the story made her seem. She did not asked questions; she just went on assuming and making her own conclusions. 

For the good aspects, I loved the relationship between our main characters.  It was not cheesy, forced or pushed.  Ana took the time that she needed to finally come clean as to what her feelings were and Sam was always understanding and caring.

For the most part, I was left intrigued to see (or should I say read!) how this is going to continue.  Jodi Meadows’s writing style is colorful and vivid and I found myself immersed in the world. She writes beautifully and I felt very connected with her characters. If you are a fan of fantasy this book is for you, I totally recommend it. 


  1. I am happy to hear that the second book in this series was strong! You are right, this doesn't happen all the time.


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