Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: 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.
With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.
When Infinite arrived in my mailbox I let out a yelp of excitement and immediately became nervous. I held in my hands the fate of Ana’s world. And Sam’s. And everyone that I had grown to love and hate since falling in love with Incarnate. In the past I have had a habit of putting series finales so high on pedestals of excitement that there is no way they can ever live up to what I want them to be. Infinite took my on a while rollercoaster ride that I can’t wait to board again.
Dragons. Rocs. Centaurs. Phoenixes. Sylph. Ana has so many amazing encounters in this book and I had to hold myself back from squealing anytime Jodi Meadows threw something else at us.
Ana who has Music. One of the reasons this book is so beautiful is because Ana (and Sam!) can hear music in anything. In the instruments that they plan, in the singing of the sylph, in the wind in the tree, the rain that falls, and the water flowing in the river. Everything has sound. Everything has music. As the reader will come to find out having music will become very essential in the end.
Ana who has Life. Once called a Nosoul and now a Newsoul there is one thing for certain, Ana has life. For some people, like Sam and her many friends, this is a joyous occasion and a miracle. After five millennia of the same souls reoccurring over and over again, her birth is met by differing opinions. Just because it’s been a year since she entered society again doesn’t mean everyone loves her.
Ana who has Love. Oh Dossam. Meadows does a fantastic job with Ana and Sam’s relationship in Infinite. There are a few ups and downs on the roller coaster ride of this book dedicated specifically to the two of them and it was fantastic. Their love story is authentic and relatable.
The pacing of this book and the addition of new material was perfect. Every chapter there was some new information that moved the story forward and make it even more exciting than it already was. There was no big info dump or too much information that was confusing. It was perfect.
One of my favorite things about this series is that Jodi writes so visually. I can see every single thing in my head while I read. One of my favorite images in all of YA happened in Asunder and I was thrilled to see this image continued in Infinite. Two words: Skeletons and Shackles.
Infinite was by far one of the best books I’ve read this year. The story, characters, and pacing was absolutely perfect. I am so sad to see this world end, but the ending was so satisfying.