Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul (#3)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 28, 2014
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.
First off, this cover is amazing! Second, this is a great ending to a great series. It starts off right after the second one and continues Ana’s fight for new souls and against Janan. The only boring parts for me were when they were walking through the forest and a couple of times when Ana felt alone. But it is understandable why those parts where there. This book brings back all the fantasy elements like sylphs, dragons, centaurs, and one special creature at the end. The romance between Ana and Sam is still interesting and growing.
I was so excited to read this book and now that I have it hasn’t disappointed! I tried to savoir the story and, at the same time, quickly get to the end to find out what happened – trust me it was very hard to do both! The writing flowed perfectly and the characters were interesting. All the favorites return and I love their interaction with Ana. I also love the theme of the book where they show how it doesn’t matter if you are different from the norm as long as you try and do your best – different can be special in its own way. The ending of this book made me cry – a happy cry – and it’s so rare for me to feel emotion from my books – even rarer to have a happy cry. There were, however, a couple of points in the book where I didn’t feel the danger that was trying to be portrayed. Maybe it was because there was so much book left and I knew the main story had to have an ending. That being said, this was only felt during the beginning/middle portion of the book. Once the story was coming to a close I felt completely emerged in the danger and, at times, I wasn’t sure what was going to happy and to who.
I’m sad to see this series ends, but I’m looking forward to Jodi’s next series. Jodi did these characters and their universe justice! Highly recommend this book and this series.
Rating: 4.5 stars – highly recommend (both for the book and entire series)
Content: There is kissing between main characters and one scene where it is implied they had sex (no description past kissing and touching). Characters get shot, stabbed, and burned in many scenes, but they are not described in graphical detail. I do not recall any strong language – damn might have been used.