Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

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New soul

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.

No soul

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.


About Jodi Meadows

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Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, VA, with her husband, a cat, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. You can visit her online at
Published January 31, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Never fear: Debut novelist Meadows gives musical prodigy Ana a mentor that is the society's most noted musician, the preternaturally wise, good and—oh yes, sexy—Sam.

Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate


Meadows expertly builds the world of Range through the characters, leaving bits and pieces of their history throughout the novel, which will make readers satisfied with Ana’s world, but will not feel as though they are being weighed down with long summaries.

Dec 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Incarnate


I expected them, even open-minded Sam who wants to help Ana, to be frustrated with and have difficulties understanding how uneducated Ana really is.

Feb 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate


It's a wonderful journey to see the way Sam and Ana's relationship shifts and grows, and changes into something that once seemed so impossible.

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Ana is a new soul in a world of incarnates, of souls who have lived for endless lives, souls whose existence seemed untouchable by age or death.

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“Creative and inviting, Incarnate offers a new concept into the young adult genre, now overflowing with paranormal and fantasy titles. One can’t help but wonder where the story will go after this first title in the series.”

Jan 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate

Nocturne Romance Reads

Sam and Ana have a acquired relationship at first as Ana settles into her new life.

Mar 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate

The Young Folks

Young adult literature is full of supernatural, fantasy stories these days, and when something from that genre, like Incarnate, manages to create its own unique and original world, it makes it pretty special.

Jan 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate


Incarnate is a beautifully compelling story about reincarnation, theology and so much more.

Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate


I loved the idea, and Jodi Meadows wrote a fantastic story to match.

Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Incarnate

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