Friday, August 9, 2013

Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 406pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

I wasn't particularly amazed on an epic level by Jodi Meadows's debut book, Incarnate, like other readers were, but considering I enjoyed the concept of it all and of what direction the story was clearly heading towards, I still wanted to give the sequel another shot in hopes that I would come to love this series even more. In this case, it all totally worked out for me in a good way and I'm glad I decided to pick up this sequel because it was such a big improvement compared to the first book and I was most definitely not disappointed with how things ended up in this sequel. 

Adventurous. Beautiful. Exciting. Refreshing. That is how I would describe ASUNDER as I was reading the book and it was a great follow-up to Incarnate, which definitely surprised me in many ways. The main characters especially, including Ana and her love interest Sam, had definitely proved themselves in this particular book and in more ways than one than you would ever expect from them to begin with, so within that alone I thought they had become much more developed and that much stronger too as main leads of this storyline. Again this surprised me because Ana and Sam were liked by me, but together as a couple, they were pretty rocky for me and I wasn't a big fan of them being together in the first place, so I'm happy to report they were very much liked by me together in this book because they worked more on their relationship than they did in the first book. So yay for that!

But out of everything, while the characters were surprising to me, but it was the plot itself that amazed me most of all. Like what I experienced in Incarnate, it was a pretty good book but I still wanted more from it and that's exactly what you get here. More and more of the story Jodi Meadows has creatively put together. Not average things - not this average fantasy world or anything like that, but rather more epic things which only increased my excitement with this book. So just you wait folks, things do eventually become really, really intense by the end of this book.

Overall, ASUNDER has definitely won me over with this series and I'm really looking forward to reading the third and final book now considering I was much more immersed with this sequel than I ever was with Incarnate, so if that doesn't get you reading this sequel then I don't know what will really. It was just a blast for me!

The Rating
4 1/2 / 5 stars


  1. I agree that Asunder is much better than Incarnate. I enjoyed Incarnate, but it didn't blow me away. Some of the surprises in Asunder shocked me and left me counting the days until book 3.

    Great review!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

    1. Exactly. I enjoyed the first book but . . . it wasn't WOW for me. But now I'm glad I read the sequel. It was a much better book.


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