Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just for Me

*Dusts off blog*

Okay, so I realize it has been nearly two weeks since I posted anything. I also realize that I don't have very much of an excuse. I have written a decent amount, though, so I haven't been completely lazy. Just frequently lazy.

Anyway, today I want to write about Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. This is another one that just has one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. I promise not to have spoilers in here, because I want everyone I ever know to read this book. So that means you have to read  about how much I loved it, and then you'll want to go read it too, right? Isn't that how this is supposed to work?

Well, one can hope.

Let me start by giving you a spoiler-free overview, similar to the back cover of the book. Incarnate is a YA fantasy. It takes place in a land called Range, where one million souls have been reincarnated over and over again for thousands of years. Until Ana is born. A new soul. Or, as her mother would claim, a no soul. She leaves her home for the city of Heart, where she hopes to find out just where she came from, and why.

Here's what I told my husband when he asked what I thought about the book: I feel like if someone reached into my soul and pulled out a book that was written just for me, this would be it.

I related to Ana perhaps more than I've ever related to a character in my entire life. I understood every single thing about the way that girl's mind works, the way she feels about things, the way she reacts to other people's words/actions/etc. I absolutely adored her. I never questioned why she did what she did, because it was always what I would have done. I thought the plot was beautiful. I thought the very idea behind this book was beautiful. I thought the writing itself was just so damn beautiful.

This is, hands down, one of my favorite books of all time. I cannot recommend it enough.

If you've read Incarnate, I'd love to hear what you thought. And how about you? What are some of your favorite books? I'm always looking for recommendations!

1 comment:

  1. Preacher, meet choir. I loved this book, I am anxiously awaiting book 2, and Sam is my fictional boyfriend. Because, day-um. *swoon*

    I also love that she threw out the entire first draft (75,000 words!) and started over to get that book. It makes me feel so much better about my own writing when I know how much trouble others had in birthing great books. And boyohboy, did she birth a doozy.