Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #3
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.
Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.
I adore the Newsoul trilogy, so I’m sad to see it end. Both Incarnate and Asunder were strong books, and thankfully Infinite was just as strong of an installment. It really is a wonderfully satisfying end to the trilogy.
Infinite picks up shortly after where Asunder left off. Ana and Sam are dealing with the fallout of being betrayed and Ana’s exile. Heart and the area surrounding it is becoming increasingly unstable, Soul Night is quickly approaching, and anyone who supports newsouls is being targeted. Ana, Sam, and others set out to discover a way to destroy Janan before he can ascend and become immortal.
I’m always drawn to the fiery, hot-tempered characters, but Ana is a bit different. She is so sweet and innocent, yet she does have that fire. I go from wanting to hug and protect her, to being completely proud of her for being so strong and fighting for what she feels is right. I love the relationship between Ana and Sam; it’s so sweet and tender. He believes in her and is willing to follow her anyway. I just want to lock them up together and keep them safe. Unfortunately, the reality of her world is, she has to make a very difficult decision that may entail losing Sam.
Any answers I’ve had throughout the first two books were answered, and that made me very happy. I always wondered about the world itself and how it all came about, but I wonder no more. It’s actually pretty cool, but I’m not giving up the goods. I love how everything came together, any final puzzle pieces were put snuggly in place.
I remember almost not reading the first book because I was hesitant of the fantasy elements, but I’m so glad I went with it. The series isn’t bogged down with heavy world-building. In fact, it’s very easy to accept and get into. The plot was very interesting; I loved the way Meadows incorporated the reincarnation aspect into it. And of course, the characters get high praise from me. World-building, great plot, and awesome characters – three for three!
Infinite made me laugh, tear up a little, but definitely left me with a huge grin. The entire Newsoul trilogy is a solid read, and I look forward to more of Jodi Meadows writing.