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.
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 Incarnate 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.
1) How and why have you started to write? Were there something or someone that gave you an impulse?
I've always loved telling stories, ever since I was a small child. But it was when my 7th grade English teacher read WAIT TILL HELEN COMES by Mary Downing Hahn that I realized that writing was something some people did as a job. I don't know what it was about that book that connected me to the idea that people wrote books and if they could, I could too, but that was the moment I realized I wanted to write books.
2) Tell me something about you and your book Incarnate.
When I was in school, I played the flute. A lot of Ana's experiences learning to play the piano are inspired by my experiences learning to play the flute.
3) While youre writing, have you discovered a character that you where developing feelings of love for? And was there a character that gave you headaches?
Oh I absolutely loved Sam and Ana, of course. But one who surprised me was Stef. I knew she'd be a lot of fun, but I didn't realize she'd be . . . like she is. We learn a lot more about Stef in ASUNDER and book 3.
4) How have you done your research for this novel?
I tend to do research as I find it necessary, but one of the major areas I had to research was Yellowstone National Park, which Range is based on. I needed to know about wildlife, the geothermal features, and even just the weather for the area. I wanted to make it as authentic as possible.
5) Is there a book that inspired your writings?
Lots of books! Every book I read is an inspiration somehow. But a few special books from my childhood that really shaped the writer I am today: Tamora Pierce's THE IMMORTALS Quartet, THE BLUE SWORD and THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley, SABRIEL by Garth Nix, and WINTER OF FIRE by Sherryl Jordan.
6) In the end, would you like say some words to your fans from Romania?
Hi Romania! Thanks for being so awesome! <3