Infinite

Infinite

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by Jodi Meadows
     
 

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Destruction
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it's only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Flight
Ana's exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous

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Overview

Destruction
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it's only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Flight
Ana's exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They'll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan's ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm's reach.

Choice
The oldsouls may have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the cost of reincarnation. But she doesn't know if she'll have the chance to finish this one life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-02
With hostility among Heart's oldsouls toward newly born, unreincarnated children increasing, original newsoul Ana leads a revolution (Asunder, 2013, etc.). Ana now knows that the virtual immortality of the people of Heart has come at the cost of countless souls that will never be born. Together with two staunch friends, she and boyfriend Sam journey to dragon country, where Ana hopes to find help in their upcoming final battle against the godlike being behind Heart's atrocity. Ana's difficult negotiations with an uber-prickly dragon are a real highlight. Unfortunately, they are too few when compared to the page-filling trek through the wilderness, where snow falls constantly but never seems to accumulate. During the journey, Ana and Sam experience the genre's now–de rigueur estrangement of affection due to an utterly artificial misunderstanding. Though this serves to minimize the pages-long swoony clinches also demanded by the genre, it will irritate readers. An attempt to buttress the series' worldbuilding with a couple of laughably inadequate paragraphs is too little, too late. Most problematic, though, is a climactic maneuver in which Ana, Sam and Meadows seem to have their cake and eat it too; the conclusion is both confusing and morally ambiguous, to say the least. As the setup and storyline will be thoroughly impenetrable to readers new to the series, this trilogy conclusion has an audience only in the first two books' most avid fans. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—In this final installment of the trilogy, Ana must decide what to do with the truth regarding reincarnation. Unbeknownst to her friends and love interest, Sam, Janan the Destroyer has been consuming new souls so that his followers from thousands of years ago may continue to be reborn. If he is freed from the temple and "ascends," his supporters will become immortal while the land will be destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes—a plot point Meadows reiterates. As a "nosoul," Ana has been exiled from the city of Heart. Her loyal friends have decided to leave with her, as well as the ethereal sylph who also wishes to see Janan's downfall. The group's journey is challenging, as they must face a mixed bag of interesting (mythological) creatures while trying to figure out how to hinder Janan's plan. Ana and Sam's relationship is strained when he learns she has not been completely truthful with him, but they have a steamy reconciliation once he realizes her motives. The final scenes are action packed and intense. Fans of the series should find the conclusion satisfactory, though it's a long journey getting there.—Sherry J. Mills, Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis, MO

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062060815
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Series:
Incarnate Series, #3
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
884,226
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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