Blogoversary: Interview with Jodi Meadows

Book Addicts!

Today we have an acclaimed author with us. Jodi Meadows, author of the Newsoul series, and one of our favorite series. We wanted to know more about her books, so we have an amazing interview to share with you!

Infinite (Newsoul #3)
by Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 28th 2014
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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.
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.
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet 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.

Hi Jodi! Thank you so much for participating in our Blogoversary event. I bet our readers are going to be as thrilled as we are to have you in this event.

We would love to know a little bit more about the author of Newsoul, so we have some quick and short questions for you: 
  • Favorite Book? I don't have a favorite book. I have LOTS of favorite books.
  • Favorite Book Boyfriend? My top three are Hector (THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson), Titus (THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas), and Logan (DEFIANCE by CJ Redwine). 
  • Favorite TV Show? Hmmm. Probably FRINGE. It's off air now. That brings me great sadness. Also, SUPERNATURAL.
  • Favorite Movie? I don't think I have one!
  • Favorite Song? I definitely don't have one. I have lots.
  • Celebrity Crush (dead or alive)? No, that's too awkward for me. I prefer crushing on fictional people. 

What’s the best and the worst part of being an author?

There are a lot of best parts! You have a real obsession with favorites. But the worst part is easy. Taxes. Ugh.

What would you tell all those readers out there who haven’t read the Newsoul series yet? How would you describe it to them?

INCARNATE is about the only girl who's new in a world where everyone else is perpetually reincarnated. She must figure out why she was born, and what happened to the person she replaced. 

If someone hasn't read it . . . why not? You probably should. 

What’s the best thing about Ana? How would you describe her to our Book Addicts?

I think one of the greatest things about Ana is that she doesn't give up. Stuff gets her down, sure, but in spite of a lifetime of abuse, neglect, and distrust, she never stops fighting for what she believes in.

If you had to pick just one song that could perfectly suit or would describe the Newsoul series, which one would it be?

Oh, I don't know. I don't have just one. But a song I listened to on repeat while I was writing the synopses for the series, and the first draft of INCARNATE, is "Drought" by Vienna Teng. The mood of the song just fits right. 

Creating a unique personality for each character sometimes is difficult. Could you describe the perfect villain for you? And the perfect hero?

I almost never think of it as a creation process, but rather a get-to-know-them process. All my characters appear fully formed. It's just a matter of getting to know them well enough to write them convincingly.

And I think that would be it for any character, hero or villain (who probably doesn't see themselves as a villain): getting to know their desires and fears well enough to write about them and allow the readers to understand their actions. 

What would be your favorite book from the Newsoul series? Do you have a favorite quote that takes your breath from time to time or makes you smile?

Didn't we already discuss the favorite book thing? You can't trick me. I still don't have a favorite book. 

Imagine that we get the chance to see the Newsoul series on the big screen (*crossing fingers*). Who would you pick to play your characters?

Well, it wouldn't be up to me, which is probably a good thing. I'm TERRIBLE at faces. I don't actually have a dream cast. I wouldn't want that to be my job. 

Can we get a hint on what you are working on? What are your future plans?

My next project is called THE ORPHAN QUEEN, coming in 2015. It's straight fantasy. My agent and I have been calling it Batman meets Game of Thrones. Magic. Masked vigilante. Kings and queens. Dip pens.

Thank you so much for your time, Jodi, and for participating in our Blogoversary part. And of course, for sharing just amazing stories with us, readers. We look forward to reading more of your books in the future!

Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen). Visit her at

*A Kippy is a cat.


  1. Oh my gosh...I LOVE LOVE LOVE those covers! I haven't heard of this series until today. How have I not heard of this series? How have I not seen these amazing covers EVERYWHERE? Thanks for sharing! This was FAB U LOUS!


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