Guest Post: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Posted February 9, 2013 | 36 Comments

Hope everyone is have a great weekend! I’m happy to have Jodi Meadows on the blog today talking about her favorite couples. I read Incarnate and adored the world building, and of course Ana & Sam! ♥

You can find my review of Incarnate HERE


Title: Incarnate
Author: Jodi Meadows
Published: January 31, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Newsoul #1


New soul

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.

No soul

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.


Our lovely host asked me to write a post about romance, what with Valentine’s Day coming up soon, and if you know me at all, you know how much I love a good love story. So I thought I’d share my top whatever fictional romances.

The criteria:

1. They must make my heart go pitter patter.
2. They must keep me thinking about them for days or weeks after I finish watching/reading.
3. They cannot be written by friends. (Which might seem weird, but I have a lot of talented friends and if I tried to include them all, we’d be here all day. I recommend friends’ books all the time, so you can see those most anywhere else I’ve been.)

In no particular order. . . .

Peter and Olivia in FRINGE – This is one of my favorite TV shows of all time for many reasons, but I love the romance because it’s so hard-earned and built on a foundation of complete trust. Plus, no matter how many weird things happen to Peter and Olivia that would make most people question their desire to kiss the other, these two just take it all in stride.

Alice and Hatter in HATTER – I was late to the party with this miniseries, but when a friend sent me a YouTube link to the final scene, I knew I had to watch this for context. Because oh my heart.

Meliara and Shevreath in CROWN DUEL by Sherwood Smith – This story book has one of the cleverest, most charming courtship phases I’ve ever read. I’d tell you more, but that’d spoil the story.

Marnie and Raven in THE RAGING QUIET by Sherryl Jordan – This book hit all the right buttons for me. Marnie is so patient and understanding, and Raven is a sweet, wild mystery. I hugged this book when I finished reading.

Sophie and Howl in HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones – What can I say about Howl’s Moving Castle? It’s such a funny, brilliant book, I don’t think there’s anything I could say that hasn’t already been said a thousand times. Their relationship, the way it grows, had me swooning for days.

Charlotte and Mr. Woodstone in A CURSE DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth C. Bunce – These two had a lot to work out, especially with their pride and money issues, but the way they are together just makes me so happy.

Lizzie and Mr. Darcy in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen – Again, what can I even say?

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in TANGLED – The way this relationship shifts from two people trying to use the other into two people trying to save the other makes me so incredibly happy.

Giselle and Robert in ENCHANTED – Repeatedly, Robert tells Giselle that he doesn’t do something. Meanwhile, she’s changing his life. And when he has no other way to show her how he feels, he makes this seemingly small gesture that changes everything.

So, I’ve shared mine. What are some of your favorite fictional romances? (Yes, you get bonus points if you say Ana and Sam. ;))


Thanks Jodi! I was happy to find out that Fringe will be on Netflix soon. Now I’ll get to watch it from the beginning.

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36 responses to “Guest Post: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

  1. Julia Rain Wellman

    Heathcliff and Cathy – Wuthering Heights

    Sydney and Adrian – Bloodlines

    Gemma and Kartik – A Great and Terrible Beauty

  2. Dione Sage

    Favorite fictional romances:
    Echo and Noah – Pushing The Limits
    Sky and Holder – Hopeless
    Callie and Kayden – The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
    and about a hundred others because fictional romances are the BEST!

  3. Jen

    I’ve been meaning to read Incarnate — thanks for the chance to win.
    Fave fictional couples:
    Lizzie and Darcy
    Lately, I’m also loving Alina and Mal from the Shadow and Bone series

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  4. Dorothy Reading

    Jamie and Claire – Outlander is my number one.

    Then there’s:

    Chuck and Sarah – Chuck
    Cory and Topanga – Boy Meets World
    Serena and Darien – Sailor Moon

    And so many more, including some that you’ve mentioned. Holy moly, I love love.

  5. Holly U

    I love so many of them. But one of my favorites is Tristan and Scarlet – Archers of Avalon. Oh, I just love them.

  6. Angela

    Sid and Corey – What Happens Next
    Echo and Noah – Pushing The Limits
    Callie and Kayden – The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
    These are only three of the many. <3

  7. Meghan Stith

    Thanks for the giveaway! Romance is definitely in the air and I think a good example of a strong romantic novel is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie and Claire are EPIC.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I love Howl’s Moving Castle! Such a great book and movie.
    I don’t have very many favorite romances but the ones who stand out are Jane Eyre and Rochester from Jane Eyre and Rose and The Doctor from Doctor Who. I’m sure I’m forgetting someone.

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  9. Michelle Morris

    I love your list of favorite fictional couples – Darcy & Lizzie and Peter & Olivia are two of my own favorites. I also like Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices and Caleb and Olivia from The Opportunist.

  10. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    Some of my favorites are:
    Well definitely Sam & Ana!
    Dimitri & Rose (Vampire Academy)
    Cat & Bones (Night Huntress Series)
    Jamie & Claire (Outlander Series)
    Daemon & Katy (Lux Series)
    and on and on…..
    Thank you so much for a chance to win Incarnate! I cannot wait to read this series!!

  11. RIN

    OMG! Can I please just copy your list of favorites?
    Alice and Hatter. The best. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched that final scene on YouTube.
    Mel and Shevreath. I have read Crown Duel like 5 or 6 times. Phenomenal. This book does not get nearly enough love.
    Rapunzel and Flynn. Ahh! Sophie and Howl. Ahh!

    Love it love it love it.

    I’m going to add Margaret Hale and John Thornton of North & South.

  12. Hollow May

    Definitely Rapunzel & Flynn then Carlos & Kiara, Jace & Clary, Ethan & Lena, Daemon & Kat aaaaannndd Wesley and Buttercup =)

  13. Jessica Cline (

    Fringe! One of my all time favorite shows too- cool sci-fi stuff with great characters and romance – perfection (probably why I liked Incarnate so much too).
    Peter and Olivia are definitely contenders for my favorite fictional couple.

    Some other favorites of mine:
    Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
    Ed and Audrey from I am the Messenger
    Veronica and Logan from Veronica Mars – Logan is the guy you would NEVER date in real life, but on TV, I loved him.
    Katniss and Peeta from Hunger Games

    I also just finished Incarnate last week and I still keep thinking about it over and over again. Sam and Ana and the way they slowly grew to depend on one another was so lovely. I’m saving Asunder for a little later because I don’t want to gobble down all of the goodness at once. You definitely have a new fan in me, Jodi. Thanks for your stories!

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  14. Danielle

    Grace and Sam from Maggie Stiefvater’s series. I just got done with Shiver so it’s fresh in my mind and heart 😀

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