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Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Posted by Irish in Review2 Comments

Title: Asunder (Goodreads)

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Source: Publisher
Publication Date: 29 Jan 2013
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0062060783
Format: paperback (ARC)
Pages: 416

The Author on the Web:

Jodi Meadows – Official Site

Place(s) Traveled to: City of Heart // Range // Purple Rose Cottage

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

First Line(s): My life was a mistake.

Related Post(s): Friday Fragment – Asunder’s opening scene

New Souls Series Order
Book 1 – Incarnate
Book 2 – Asunder
Book 3 – Untitled (~2014)

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There are some books that are like a brilliant star, a bright spot of light that everyone seems to be talking about. And there there are books that are slower burning, no less brilliant, but they always seem to fly under the radar. Asunder by Jodi Meadows is more of a slow burn sort of book and its partly because of that that I love it so much. There are no big bangs or ZOMG moments in Asunder but there are lots of events that happen and even a few twists and turns that prevent the story line from becoming predictable. 

As a book 2, Asunder, could have have fallen into any one of a dozen different cliched traps and while it does serve as a transition novel to get to the climax scenes it doesn’t feel dull or cliched. The story picks up not long after the events of Incarnate end and Ana is struggling with her purpose as the full realization of that final night become clear to everyone in Heart. People are more suspicious of Ana and her life is a little more difficult but her spirit is still as strong as ever. 

I think I love Ana and Sam even more now at then I thought was possible after Incarnate. Though I was sad that there didn’t seem to be as many interactions with the other secondary characters that we grew to love. And those we did see, Stef, for example seemed to go through a total personality change. Maybe I’m not really remembering Stef from Incarnate but she just came across as an entirely different person this time around and it never meshed with my memory of her. Which made me sad as I recall liking her in the first book but I really didn’t care for her in this one. There were also moments that I wanted to shake Sam as well, but that was more because he doesn’t doing things that I wanted him to do. I’m hoping that in the final book he gets his act together and becomes more biddable to my ways.

The story line is engaging and while it didn’t always move as fast as I would have liked there was always something going on just around the corner and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I loved all the new secrets learned in this book and how it included more action than the first book but it wasn’t overwhelming. The story moves along a nice even pace and nothing every feels rushed or hurried. I liked how easy it was to slip back into this world and just enjoy discovering it along with Ana. I hate how its going to be at least a year before we find out what happens next as Asunder does end with a bit of a cliff hanger. I think that fans of Incarnate will enjoy this book as well. 

2 Responses to “Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows”

  1. Vivien

    Glad you were able to enjoy this one. Since I had such difficulties with Incarnate, I’m not eager to read this one. But if it fell in my lap, I would give it a chance. Maybe I’ll enjoy it more.

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