Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 31st 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Challenges: Debut Author Challenge
This is a fantastic fantasy story that is very unique and kept me very interested. In Ana's world people get reincarnated after every life, remembering their past lives as the move on to others. But Ana doesn't remember any past lives, in fact she never did live any past lives. Now stuck in a world where she is thought as inferior and weak she leaves her abusive mother to find out where she came from, and then she runs into Sam. I love fantasy stories because authors can have so much freedom to come up with brilliant plots like this one.
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
Ana, the main character in the story is much like an average teenager in our world, who is thrown into a world of know-it-alls. She is both very curious and at first she is a very cautious person after living with a mother that lied to her and treated her badly. By then end of the story she goes grows into a very strong character that is able to stand up fer herself and fight. Sam, the boy that helps Ana is a very interesting boy who has lived though many lives but never treats Ana badly. Sam seems to see more in Ana than many of the other characters. He is a very musical character, and together they make a great pair.
The plot is very well written and very complete as it follows Ana and Sam's journey to finding out who Ana is and where she comes from. There is never really a dull spot as bits of information are unveiled throughout the story. The ending is very complete for the first book in a series and has no dire cliffhangers, though I am very interested in seeing what will happen next in the story.
This is a very well written Fantasy Romance that I enjoyed and recommend highly. This is a great read for Iron Fey fans.