Title: Incarnate (Incarnate #1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Harper Collins (January 31st 2012)
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?
The reason why I got curious about this book was really because of its cover. Although some people might find it startling and maybe a tad creepy, it just called out to me at first glance! But what truly caught my attention was the plot, because how many YA books actually deal with souls AND reincarnations? (Well, not counting starcrossed lovers and soulmates. You know how skeptical I am about those) The whole premise sounds fantastic, plus the romance sounds ultra promising too! ;) 2012 releases seem so far off in the future, but thank goodness this one's out in January, which isn't as distant as it seems.