Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
 Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.


A few weeks ago, I did a Waiting on Wednesday on Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. I'd been waiting FOREVER to read this book. And now that I have read it, I can say without a doubt-- it was worth the wait! I have to wait until we're a little closer to the release date to post a review, but I can give you guys a sneak peak here! It's a bit long for a Teaser Tuesday, but I couldn't help it. When I read the book, I think I marked like 10 different spots that I wanted to do for Teaser Tuesday. It was hard to choose, but I think this one reflects really well what the book is about. Well, here goes! Hope you all enjoy!

He reclaimed my hand and stopped, spinning me toward him as though we were dancing. "I just thought of a name for your waltz." 

I waited. 

"If you like it, that is. We can always change it." His voice shook, probably because it had been such an awful morning but I imagined he wanted my approval. "Ana Incarnate." 

My heart felt too big for my ribs to cage. 

For all the unfair head kissing, the way we hadn't kissed in the kitchen and his grudging agreement to dance with me every morning-- it suddenly seemed like he knew me better than anyone in the world. Better than anyone ever would. 
He'd seen my deepest need, buried so far I'd hardly been aware of it. 

There was no telling if I'd be reborn when I died, but the waltz began and ended with my four notes. He'd built me the music around things that reminded him of me. And now this name. My name. 

A hundred or thousand years after I died, someone could play my waltz, even Li, who'd always resented my presence, and they would remember me. 

Thanks to Sam, I was immortal.