Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Infinite by Jodi Meadows

Infinite (Newsoul, #3)

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


Publishes in US: January 28th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA fantasy
Source: Harper Teen
Series? Newsoul #3

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    I was sent Infinite by Harper Teen and was so glad! I'd wanted to read it and requested it because I enjoyed the first two in the series, and I wanted to know what would happen with Ana and Sam. 
    It is so hard to review a series that you've enjoyed, especially the last book. There is so much that I want to say but I want no spoilers and also, it is hard because it takes a while to really process, and I normally like to write my reviews right after so that everything is fresh in my mind. I have such a feeling of excitement going in because it is back with characters, plots, music and a love story that I have invested my time and emotions in. But on the other hand, there is sadness, because I knew that my time with Ana and Sam was limited in pages. 
    I've been invested in Ana since day one, and I really connected with her. She is courageous, brave and inquisitive. She has self doubts and issues from her past which helps me to relate with her even more, because I've seen those things in myself. But I really admire how she works through her doubts, and she incorporates how much Sam and the others who believe in her and are her friends into how she sees herself, and that is awesome. She has grown so much, but in this one, still finds things that she needs to continue to develop, especially working through selfishness and realizing communication is still important even when division or strife is there. 
    I've loved the sweet, trusting and steamy romance between Sam and Ana for quite a while. We get lots of that in this book, as well as them learning more about each other and progressing. They aren't without their trials though, because Ana has been keeping a secret from Sam, and it really does some distance and damage in this one. It was so hard when they were apart and not as close as they'd been, although I def understand Sam's hurt. I understood too why Ana kept it from him, she was just trying to protect him, but she should have learned from the ordeals with trust they'd dealt with in the past. 
    The answers begin slowly trickling in as Infinite, the last of the trilogy progresses, and Ana gets help from all sorts of unexpected places. The pacing is good, revealing things at the right times, not overwhelming but still keeping everything moving. 
    The costs were high in order to keep going with their mission to stop Janan, which made this book very emotional. The characters all grieved and processed things in their own way, which is true of people in the real world not only the bookish, so I was glad that was well written. 
    It wrapped up well, and I was pleased with the ending. Though I will say that I am a bit confused at a few of the details and exactly what that means for the characters, but the last page made those questions not as important because of the ending and what it means for the characters and things they'd promised and hoped for, not only for their lives but for each other. 

Bottom Line: Good series ending, lots of action, hardship, romance and character growth.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
How do you feel about reincarnation in general?
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  1. I'm so excited to start these series as part of my challenge to clean out my TBR. Incarnate has been on there since before time began lol :D

  2. EEE, I want to get to this series soon. sounds amazing.

  3. believe in reincarnation, but this story really rocks it

  4. I haven't read this series yet, but they do sound good. And the covers are all so gorgeous!

  5. I am so far behind on this. I have read the first book only. Great review. I am glad to know that it is really good.

  6. A lot of people seem to like this story. I should start it soon. Good review.

  7. I'm really sad that Ana and Sam get separated for a while but at the same, I'm so happy with the progress they make as a couple. I can't wait to read this book! Great review, Brandi!

  8. Great review! I've been wondering if I should start this series, and I think I should try and make time for it!

  9. I haven't started this series yet, but it sounds like I really need to!

  10. I still need to start this series and hopefully this year is the year for it :) Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  11. I am so glad this wrapped up well, I read and enjoyed book one but never picked up book two. I will have to fix that!

  12. Oh I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I've been curious about it and you have me looking to see if my library has it!

  13. This is a great series and I'm really looking froward to the finale!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  14. I read the first book when it came out but haven't had a chance to continue. I need to read two and three. I am glad that it grew and ended beautifully!

  15. Sounds like an emotional finale to the series. I understand what you mean when you get to the end and you don't want it to be over. Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  16. Lucky girl! I feel like Christmas when publishers send me books from.series I love.

    Series enders are often tricky, I sure read some spotty ones. I'm happy the author.wrapped this up well.

  17. I'm so glad this was a great ending for the series, Brandi. I like the sound of the romance and the character growth. :)

  18. I never made it past the first book, but I'm really glad you liked Infinite!

  19. I adored Incarnate and cannot wait to catch up on this series. Great review!

  20. I love the cover of this one and the story sounds wonderful

  21. I love this series and can't wait to read the finale! I'm glad you were impressed with the ending, even if a few details were confusing. I've felt that way about the last two books actually. :-)

    1. Some of it could be my brain, but good to know I am not alone with it

  22. ohh Can't wait to read the last one in the series. I loved her first 2 books so much!! Thanks Brandi!! You know I love you girl!! Jill G


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