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Infinite (Newsoul, book 3)

by Jodi Meadows

Rated: Moderate

At this point, a year after she really entered society in Heart and started learning about herself and why she is (now, was) the only newsoul, Ana has discovered that Janan, the so-called god who inhabits the temple and keeps reincarnating the oldsouls, is planning to return, and his ascendancy may very well wipe out almost everyone. At least, that’s what she is piecing together. But the things that happened along with her acquiring valuable information have led to her being exiled from the city.

So she and Sam and some close friends and allies have left Heart to go in search of help and ways to stop Janan. It seems an impossible task, but they have to at least try. She learns more about the sylph and is able to use them to her advantage, and she goes so far as to hunt down some dragons.

But the biggest question of all still remains: Even if she and her friends are able to stop Janan from ascending and save all of Heart and its inhabitants, will she be able to either live a full life or be reincarnated along with them? Will she be able to just enjoy a happy lifetime in love with Sam, now that she finally feels she is worthy of love?

Infinite pulls together all the threads that were spun out in the previous books and does mostly a good job of it. I felt that a couple of elements were kind of glossed over and not addressed fully as I had expected them to be, but mostly it was satisfying and interesting to see how everything came together. I enjoyed the series, and it was nice to read something that was pretty clean.

Rated: Moderate. There is no objectionable language, and sexual content is still pretty mild. There is a scene (this a bit of a spoiler…) where the main characters have sex, thus giving it the moderate rating (for teens, since this is YA), but it’s pretty much off-screen once it gets past kissing and some mild descriptions of touching. Violence is ratcheted up a bit but there isn’t too much in the way of detail and 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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  • Infinite (Newsoul, book 3)
  • by Jodi Meadows
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Young adult
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