Gr 8 Up-In Range, the same souls have been reincarnated as long as anyone can remember. They may have different bodies, but the wisdom and experience of the person remains, along with memories. One million souls have done this for thousands of years until the night a baby who is not the expected reincarnation is born. Is this child a nosoul? What happened to the other soul? When Ana turns 18, she leaves her home and her cruel mother to look for answers to her very existence in the city, Heart. On her way she meets Sam, who is about her age physically. He helps her get to Heart, where problems arise immediately. Many fear this nosoul. If one soul can vanish to be replaced by a new one, could it happen again? As she searches for answers, Ana finds herself drawn to Sam, but doubts his feelings for her. Meadows has created a complex world but keeps all of the pieces together. The romance is captivating, as are the questions raised by the reincarnations. Can two souls be perfect for each other? This is the first book in a planned trilogy, and many questions, issues, and problems need answers. Incarnate cannot stand alone, but rereading will surely take place while fans wait for the next installment. This would be a thought-provoking choice for anyone who is looking to move beyond vampires, werewolves, and angels.-Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
An absorbing fantasy.--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)