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Asunder (Newsoul, book 2)

by Jodi Meadows

Rated: Mild

Ana, the newsoul among a million oldsouls in the city of Heart and land of Range, continues in Asunder to try to find out why she was born and why everyone else continues to be reborn. And in this second book after Incarnate, she gets quite a few answers. They’re pretty fascinating for the reader but upsetting for her and for the oldsouls she is friends with. Ana finds out not only why the people are reincarnated but that a potentially calamitous event is coming, and it’s possible it will wipe out everyone.

These books make me think a bit of Stephenie Meyer: she and Jodi Meadows are great storytellers with great imaginations but not top-notch writers (Meyer has said that herself). The writing here is fine but the story is what grabs me. I’m barreling through the whole series one after another to learn the whole backstory and find answers along with Ana.

Rated: Mild. No language. Sexual content is only kissing and Ana wanting to know what comes after. There is some violence but not very detailed. Only one particular and somewhat brief reference talks about some icky gore.

— Reviewed by Cathy Carmode Lim

Cathy Carmode Lim has been reviewing books for newspapers for more than 20 years, two of which she was a book page editor. She founded Rated Reads in January 2008.

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  • Asunder (Newsoul, book 2)
  • by Jodi Meadows
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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