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Series: Newsoul #1
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on January 31st, 2012
Genres: Dragons, Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
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 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?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
Range is full of souls being re-incarnated over and over and over again. How many souls are being re-incarnated? About a million. These souls live their lives as a man or even a woman. Imagine having the ability to learn all that you can again. The people write journals to document their life which is set in the library to keep safe where anyone can read it.
In comes Ana, an eighteen year old nosoul. She’s different because she wasn’t supposed to be born. Another soul named Ciana was supposed to be born instead but she dies, and Ana is born. No one knows why she is born, so on her eighteenth birthday she leaves her abusive mon’s Purple Rose Cottage to venture in the city of Heart. On her way to the city, she meets Sam (Dossam) who rescues her from drowning and from the clutches of a sylph.
Some people believe that the creator Janan has created all life. Including species such as: dragons, centaurs, phoenixes, unicorns, and giants.
The story started out really slow, Sam and Ana getting to know one another felt completely real. It didn’t feel rushed or fake like some novels do. Their relationship builds up and when they finally kiss..well let’s just say it was pretty steamy.
Can I just say how romantic it is having a re-dedication to your mate? After how many years of being together, one may still be in love? How pure and sweet love can be. I can’t help but wish that is real. I’m such a romantic at heart and in our modern times I’d like to think this is what we call “soulmates.” I wished Jodi added more of a plot in the beginning of the novel just because it felt broken in the middle considering Ana did not research more about her past as much as I would have liked to. She also turned a blind eye to who was trying to kill her. I mean if that was me, I’d be trying to figure out who was trying to kill me and what their motive was. I did love the ending though. The little twist wasn’t uprising but it was still very entertaining to read.
Needless to say, I loved this book for the endless romantic tone, action, and mystery. Jodi Meadows write beautifully and I can’t wait to read more.