Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Becky's View: Infinite by Jodi Meadows

Infinite by Jodi Meadows
♦publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
♦release date: January 28th, 2014
♦hardcover, 432 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: Newsoul, book 3
  book 1: Incarnate (my review)
  book 2: Asunder (my review)
♦source: from publisher for honest review
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.

Review: With Infinite, Jodi Meadows' epic Newsoul trilogy comes to an end...and also earns it's spot on my shelf of absolute favorite series. It's a rare thing that I can proclaim that a series kept the same level of excellence through it's entire run, maybe even getting better and better with each new installment.  This series did exactly that.

Now that Ana has discovered the truth about Janan and the immortality of the people of Range, she knows she must bring it all to an end.  In her exile, she must form a plan to stop Janan from ascending, bringing with her only those she trusts the most: Sam, Stef, Whit, and very few others.  As more answers come to light, she knows that even those closest to her will question her and possibly even turn on her, but she must keep her strength and resolve because the entire fate of the Newsouls rests with her. Almost ever character is made to question themselves, to come to terms with their own lives and beliefs and loyalties, and to face their worst fears head on.
Music has always had an inportant role in this story, and it becomes even more significant as Ana seeks help in the most unexpected of places.  Many fantastical creatures will come into play. Music and magic and Ana's determination to make things right all weave together to propel this story to it's uncertain end.

I won't go into anymore detail than that, because to spoil any part of this experience for another reader would be a tragedy, but I absolutely loved it and recommend it many times over to anyone who loves well-written fantasy, intricate world-building, strong memorable characters, and a story with heart, intelligence, and purpose.
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  1. Yay :D I'm so happy that you loved this book. I have yet to read the second one.. but I will be doing so once I get this in the mail. <3 So excited. It's always good when you love the third book in a trilogy :) Great review. <3

    1. It is definitely a good thing when you love the third book! I can't imagine how heartbroken I would have been if this one had ended badly---the first two books were so good! :) But I had nothing to worry about---it was awesome all the way through!

  2. I love it when books get better and better with each novel. I have the first book on my Kindle, I'll have to start it soon!

    Great review :D

    1. Lea, I hope you love this one as much as I do! It's so completely unique in it's concept and world-building, and it's high fantasy without the fancy formal writing style, if that makes sense lol. Meadows is an awesome storyteller!

  3. I can't wait to start this series. I bought the first book on my kindle. Gorgeous covers!

  4. Truly a delightful trilogy! I am already reading Asunder and i can't wait to get my hands on Infinite!