Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication: January 29th, 2013
Series: NewSoul #2
Source: Inter-Library Loan
Read: January 26th to February 1st, 2014
Summary (From Goodreads):
The sequel to Incarnate was equal if not better than the first book. I extremely enjoyed jumping back into Ana's world. The problems that arise in Asunder make Ana's journey so much more dangerous, but she is willing to fight back.
I have always loved strong female characters. That might be why I identify with Ana in this novel. She finally grew up and learned that if she didn't speak out for the newsouls nobody would. She learned that she had to protect newsouls otherwise the world that she lived in would continue to be an unfriendly place.
The thing that got me about Asunder is some of Sam's friends that accepted Ana in the first novel suddenly felt threatened by her. They thought that her relationship with Sam was inappropriate because of the 5000 year age gap.
Even though Sam professes his love for Ana he still seems afraid in this novel of forming an equal, loving relationship with her. Their romantic moments in this novel were a great addition to the novel. Sometimes I felt like I could not understand Sam's actions. Some of the things he did made me wonder why Ana was still so in love with him although she couldn't say it.
Change is a big theme in the novel. People are afraid of change and the newsoul's becoming more prominent than the reincarnated souls. This is when people began to threaten Ana. Ana's makes so many discoveries in Asunder that really add to her story.
Overall I loved Asunder and highly recommend this series. I can't wait to find out how Ana's story ends in Infinite.
I read Asunder as part of the Incarnate series Readathon hosted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story and Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books