Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
My Non-Spoiler thoughts
(Note: if you have not yet read the first book Incarnate, I recommend you read my review on it as this review has spoilers of that book in it)
This is one of the best middle book in a series books I have ever read. Normally the second book is like a transition from world building to problem solving and naturally isn’t that interesting, but this book is full of action and entertainment. Everything I was missing in the first book was presented here and then some. I loved this book, from the MC to the villains (yes I liked Janan).
In the first book we are left off after the chaos of Templedark and things move a little slowly as Ana and Sam leave to Purple Rose Cottage to discover what Menehem had done to cause Templedark.
With Ana not being the only newsoul around, difficulties start to arise, and peoples opinions towards newsouls begin to show more colored than before.
Jodi Meadow’s writing is as beautiful as ever, and her newer characters are just as perfect (Cris, you amazing). More world building is added, but it makes the story much more interesting and you are left excited and anticipating the final book in the end.
Overall, this is my favourite second book in a trilogy, so it is definitely worth the read. If you struggled in loving the first, you won’t struggle here.