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.
With a title that suggests loss, disunity and unconnectedness, Asunder tells a story that unveils the cold, hard truth on sacrifice, greed and reincarnation. I was curious about what Ana might face after Templedark and I’m happy to share that I’m not disappointed by all the things that she has to confront and overcome in this installment. I love the way she grows and matures and her love for music is just so heartwarming and touching. Incarnate introduces us to the mystery of old souls and I feel so excited that we get to learn about the coarse origin of these reincarnated souls in Asunder. What surprises me the most is the unexpected revelation that occurred inside the temple! Characters like Stef, Cris and Sam continue to astonish me with their actions and while I feel like I want to knock some sense into them at multiple occasions, their behavior and stubbornness help me see why they have been close friends for so long. And I’m delighted that the presence of Ana changes those who are dear to her to start asking new questions about the reality that they face. In a way, Ana is like a catalyst – she forces people to wake up, to open their eyes (and mind and soul) and really look and notice the danger that they’ve been ignoring. Although I feel really sad at the end (due to all the chaos and mess that are happening at Heart), I know (from the way Asunder ends) that Infinite (book three) will be epic (and I’ll definitely be getting a copy of book three when it becomes available).
Asunder is about growth, bravery and love, and if you like fantasy that transports you into a dark, dangerous world of mystery and suspense, look no further. Pick this series up and devour it. I hope you’ll enjoy the books as much as I do! 🙂