Friday, February 21, 2014

Infinite by Jodi Meadows

The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.
Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.
With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
Number of Pages: 432
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Ellie, age 17

For the third and final book in the Newsoul Trilogy, expect drama. Expect adventure. Expect a fair amount of kissing. Expect all the goodness of the first two books in the series because from what I can tell, Jodi Meadows’ Infinite is a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy and contains all of our favorite characters, with a major focus on (of course!) Ana, who has some big choices to make over the course of the story and has to deceive more than a few people in order to do what she feels is right.

Picking up after the craziness that went down after the Temple goes dark for a second time and the city of Heart falls to chaos, Ana and Sam are planning an escape. Instead of staying in Heart where all newsouls are hated in varying levels of prejudice and feared by almost all citizens, they decide to escape with a select few trusted compatriots in order to get as far from Heart as possible. You see, the social aspects aren’t the only reason they’re leaving…Janan has plans in action, and his love for Ana and her friends isn’t exactly strong. Escaping into the wilderness, their adventure begins.

Something I really liked about this final book is the fact that we get to see more facets of Ana: she is still the musical girl that is in love with Sam, but she also has a dark side, a side that is willing to deceive her best friends. Where is the balancing point? Where does the old Ana start and the new one begin? These questions accompany the reader as we observe the unfolding events of the story. Of course, this character development drama does not take away from the romance between Sam and Ana-there is a touching scene almost automatically at the beginning of the book that reminds us that even though the world is crashing around them, they are still adorable as all get out. Will they stay this way? Read the book to find out!

Also, prepare yourselves for a new setting and plot: leaving Heart leads our heroes to new territory and, with that, new problems. We are introduced to brand new creatures, places, ideas….all very exciting!

So, for those of you who enjoyed the other two books in the Incarnate Trilogy, don’t fear: Infinite delivers from the first page. How it ends, however, is a secret you can only discover by reading the book…so go buy it! It is scheduled to be released on February 14 (Valentines Day! How romantic!) and is your last chance to inhabit the world of the Range-oh, the end of a series always makes me so emotional!

I recommend this book to fans of Meadows’ other books or anyone looking for a unique soft sci-fi.

This book is on shelves now!
Buy Hardcover | $17.99

Happy reading!
Ellie, age 17

1 comment:

  1. I haven't picked up a book in this series in a reallllllyyyy long time. I tried to start Incarnate, but it just wasn't for me (at the time). That was years ago. I'm hoping, now that the series is completed, that I can go back and binge-read the series (like over the summer or something). I'm so glad to hear that the series is great throughout, and this last novel does not disappoint. Fabulous review, Ellie!! :)

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