Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Asunder (Newsoul, #2)
Asunder by Jodi Meadows
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 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.
Publishes in US: January 29th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: bought
Series? New Soul #2. , and releases in 2014

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   Got started with an emotional beginning, mourning those lost in Templedark. They had monuments made and did memorials. Asunder also showed different people grieving their losses in different ways, which I think is important because in real life people also mourn differently. 
   Then there was the twist with the sylph, and I was so interested in this plot line. I wanted to know what it was about why they were behaving differently to Ana, and what this meant for her. 
    We also get to see Ana and Sam together. I just love their romance and seeing them interact with each other and bond through music. I respect him so much when he said. Ana said "Like always, he let me do what I needed to do," and he supported her quietly and faithfully. That he spoke his advice, but stood by her side. And the way he talks to her and treats her is awesome.
"I love you because you're good and honest. I love you because you're brave... because you're strong. I love you because you don't let anything get in the way of doing what's right."
    This is totally why I love Ana as a character, and why I adore Sam. 
    There were new characters and old ones where I started questioning loyalties and what exactly was going on. It was hard when Steph was questioning Sam's love for Ana because I had grown to like her a lot in the last one. I mean, I guess I can understand where she is coming from, but I don't like that she is deviating from her stance and what made me like about her in the last one. It was also hard to see Sam struggling in this one. As many hot and sweet moments, there are also ones where he is withdrawn and putting distance between him and Ana. 
    The ending gave me lots of answers but I still want to know so much more about this world, and see what Ana does next. There was also a great sacrifice that made me very sad. I totally understand the reasoning and it was honorable as all, but it was heartbreaking. 

Bottom Line: Good second book with some hot scenes.

Books similar to Asunder:(links go to my review) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, What's Left of Me by Kat ZhangBeta by Rachel CohnThe Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

My question to you, my lovely readers:


  1. Seems like a perfect filler book between the first and the third one. So glad you like the MCs and their relationship. I should really get on this series, they have so pretty covers and people really seem to enjoy these books:)

  2. Such an eye-catching cover, I've been hearing lots of positive things about this series and in particular about this book.

  3. Yep, another series I definitely need to start :) Great review! And I just adore these covers!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, even if it was tough to see Sam and Ana's relationship struggle. I love that this is such a unique fantasy but Jodi Meadows still brings the swoon. Wonderful review Brandi!

  5. I wasn't a big fan of Sam in this one, he was so distant and unavailable. Though Ana totally rocked! I love her even more and after that ending, I can't to read Infinite. Lovely review, Brandi!

  6. You're so right about how everyone handles grief differently. Sounds like some great characters and romance. The sacrifice sounds hard but I guess it was important in the overall book. I'm really interested in this story. Thanks for a great review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  7. Love that the romance is picking up. I have to to get back to this series!

  8. it's great that the series is still really good. I love all the covers and I need to read book 1!

  9. I really enjoyed book one and haven't grabbed this one yet, I am glad we see more characters and that you found it a worthy second book, delightful review Brandi! I love the cover!

  10. I've been meaning to read this series for a very long time, it souns wonderful and very imaginative. I'm glad you're liking it.

  11. To tell the truth, I've found Incarnate a little... boring (I love dragons, but fantasy is not my genre), but I'm glad you enjoyed Asunder :)

  12. I have not read this series but really enjoyed your review!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  13. I also gave this one four stars, I liked it more than the first one. I agree, the sylph twist is so intriguing!

  14. Aww, that really does sound like a great romance! I should really start this series sometime.

  15. I loved Incarnate but I haven't had a chance to read this one. Glad to hear the romance and character development continues to be great.

  16. I still need to read the first book. I so love these covers. Happy to hear the series is going strong.

  17. I have yet to start this series Brandi, so I'm glad that it's still going strong for you! Brilliant review! :)

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