Published date: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 416 (hardcover)
Not much has changed since the first Incarnate book, picking up soon after where it left us. Being thrown back into Ana's world was such an amazing experience and I am glad to say I enjoyed it thoroughly. I never really remembered how much I loved Incarnate and its beautifully creative setting until I read the sequel.
Ana is a newsoul and she is hated with such an evil passion because of it. She has things done to her that are just horrible and the people of Heart show their racism in the way they treat her. Ana is ridiculed publicly and any friends that ally with her also. People even stoop so low as to throw rocks at her and she feels helpless. What I love about Sam, Ana's guardian and romantic interest, is that he tells her to turn the other cheek, to be the stronger person. While I agree with that, sometimes I just wish Ana would have gone madwoman on them. In all seriousness, she is the stronger person. Ana's drive to be equal to those who've been reincarnated is courageous and I look up to her for standing with what she believes in.
I felt like Meadows lived up to my expectation of the "second book". The second book that not many authors can't write. I applaud her for that. In the beginning there was a lot of busy work though, where it was just a lot of scenery description, but it leveled out with the things revealed whilst looking at the scenery. Meadows revealed just the right amount of information about Ana's past to keep you on your toes.
The romance in these novels is just gorgeous. (If a romance could be gorgeous I guess, then this one would be.) Sam and Ana relationship is tentative and gentle, but when they collide it’s all but that.
Heartbreak and true friendship comes out in Asunder as Ana experiences what it feels like to be asunder because things are a lot bigger than she had thought before.
Something deeper runs through the white wall around Heart.
And she is destined to stop the evil that glows inside them.