Review: Asunder (Newsoul #2)

Posted June 30, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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Asunder by Jodi Meadows

About

DARKSOULS
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.

SHADOWS
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.

LOVE
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. (from GoodReads)

Cover

This cover is kind of creepy but pretty at the same time. You know what I mean?

Initial Thoughts

I found the first book in this series ok. It wasn’t bad and it wasn’t spectacular so my hopes weren’t very high going into this one. Especially since almost always the first book is the best. I really enjoy the concept of this series though so I was eager to continue it.

My New BFF

I’m not even sure who to pick here. I had favourites in the previous book but so much happened in this one and so much was revealed about these characters that I’m not sure anymore. Ana isn’t bad for a main character. She was a little annoying at times but she stood up for herself more in this book. I was actually pretty proud of her.

My Crush

Dossam, or Sam, is the obvious winner here. I love everything about his character. I like how he treats Ana equally to everyone else. It’s very nice of him. Also I like the pace of his and Ana’s relationship. It doesn’t feel rushed like a lot of other relationships we’re reading about. I liked how when Sam said I love you, Ana didn’t rush to say it back. That’s more realistic to me. There were some silly cheesy moments though, just a warning, but they aren’t that bad.

Writing Style

I find that Jodi Meadows hasn’t really amazed me yet. This book is really good but I’m always looking for something spectacular. Her writing is clear and to the point. This book was mostly focused on character building which I found she did really well. I just wished we could know more about outside of their little town.

Closing Thoughts

I liked this book more than the first. The main characters grew more and the truth was revealed about a lot of people. I was satisfied after reading it but I wanted to be stunned. I wished it had given us just a little bit more to work with. I wished there was just a little bit more romance though! There was a lot about the relationship itself but the romance was missing. I liked how Ana developed as a character though. I found she was much more involved in the community and she actually worked for what she wanted. I wished we could have gotten to know the new characters she met a little better though. Also I’m a little unsure about the villain in this book. I think I’m going to have to read the last book before fully judging this series.

Quote

“What a powerful feeling, love, able to withstand time and distance and disagreements. No wonder I wanted it so badly.”

4 out of 5 stars

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