Excellent, Young Adult, Jodi Meadows, Fantasy, Romance, Reincarnation, Identity
For thousands of years the souls of Range have been reincarnated, keeping all memories and experiences from their past lives. When Ana is born, an old soul inexplicably disappears. Ana is a NewSoul; a completely new person who has never lived before. Rejected by her parents, Ana decides to travel to the city of Heart, the hub of life in Range. But her journey is difficult, and she is rescued from the sylph, strange monsters that burn and destroy, by Sam, a soul that doesn’t treat her with hatred. Sam and Ana become closer as they travel to Heart together. Although the citizens treat her with suspicion, the Council of Heart agrees to let her stay as long as she is watched and educated in their ways. Ana makes new friends and learns the history of Heart, but finds herself fighting against her mother and a corrupt Council member. When everything comes to a head during a dragon attack on Heart, Ana finally meets her father and learns that it was his experiments that caused the phenomenon of her birth. In the middle of the attack he recreates his experiment, and Ana is left to save as many souls from permanent death as she can, including Sam, whom she has grown to love. Many still die, but Ana and Sam are determined to uncover the secrets of her father’s experiments and learn the true purpose of their existence.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss7/1