Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

DARKSOULS
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.

SHADOWS
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.

LOVE
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’m not going to lie, I’ve been procrastinating about reading Asunder. I wish I hadn’t. I read it in twenty-four hours, and I am so ready for Infinite.

Asunder picks up where Incarnate ended. The city of Heart is recovering from Templedark, where more than 70 of the city’s constantly reincarnating souls were killed, never to return. Now, with more Newsouls on the way, and the Sylph acting stranger than ever, tensions are understandably high.

While Incarnate introduced to Ana, Sam, and the fantastically diverse and creepy world of Range and Heart, Asunder expands. Without getting spoilery, (because WOAH so many things happen!) the mysteries that are introduced in book one begin to unravel. It’s like Incarnate dipped a toe in a puddle, and now we’re knee deep splashing around in said puddle.

However, possibly the thing I loved the most was the character development. We get to see Ana really come into her own as a person, Sam at both his strongest and weakest, and their growth and struggle as a couple. In fact, I thought there was major growth for all the characters, including some new additions to the cast.

Along with the shocking revelations that come for all the characters, the stakes that were already high got higher. If you haven’t read this one get on it–Infinite is out now and you don’t want to miss it!

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Charlee Vale

Young Adult editor at Riffle at Rifflebooks.com
Charlee is an intern at a Literary Agency, a bookseller, and the Young Adult editor at Riffle, and team member at Red Creative design. When she's not reading and reviewing, she can be found doing fun photoshoots, binging on netflix, and hanging out with NYC book friends. Also, she loves tea.
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