Friday, March 15, 2013
Book Review: Asunder
Book 2 in the Incarnate series
AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows
GENRE: Fantasy, romance
PREMISE: Ana searches to find her place as a NewSoul while discovering dark secrets about her origin.
MY REVIEW: I really want to love the Incarnate series more then I do. I mean, it's not a horrible series. Some of the stuff is intriguing and I really love the creativity of the world even if much of the creativity makes no sense.
But...this series is honestly just average in terms of story/plot/characters etc. It's pretty basic YA stuff. Outcast girl finds her place in the world, fights for soulmate, has a destiny, blah blah blah. There's also the usual YA tropes like a amazing lack of female friendship (remember girls, we're always in competing for a guys affections!), forced love triangle where the outcome is obvious, angsty heroine who isn't sure if she's good enough for the guy who has basically pledged his undying love for her, and so on and so forth.
So this series, while creative, is a bit of a mixed bag quality wise. The result is a pretty average YA series with really pretty covers (the covers are almost worth the money, almost). I'll still be reading the next book because it is good enough to continue but really if you never read this series, you're not missing much sorry to say.
WHO SHOULD READ: Fans of Incarnate, fans of Twilight
MY RATING: Three out of Five pretty covers that mask a average series