Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This week is my Blogoversary Week! 
I started this blog on October 16th 2011 and to celebrate I asked 6 of my all time favorite book bloggers to write a review of their favorite book that they read 
between October 2011 and September 2012. 

I’m Alexa, a twenty-something currently living in the beautiful, magical, incredible city of New York, and I read obsessively. I grew up with a passion for reading, mostly because of my parents and their heroic efforts to get me interested in books. Apart from reading books and blogging about them, I like to write and I enjoy travel. Also, I’m engaged, which is something that still feels new and exciting to me, and getting married next September.

I officially started Alexa Loves Books in April of 2011, though I only really got serious about blogging in October of 2011. I was inspired by a few of the book bloggers I followed regularly back then to do it, as I thought it was a neat idea to be able to share your thoughts on books with other people. It’s become an important part of my life, as well as an avenue for me to get connected to other book lovers, authors and even publishers! I wouldn’t give it up for the world, as it’s been the most amazing experience.

I’m so excited to talk about one of my favorite books of this year, Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. Amidst all the other fabulous books I’ve read (and there have been quite a few), I wanted to take a moment to highlight this one, if only because thinking about it brings back warm and fuzzy memories.

I was definitely nervous about going into Incarnate, because there was so much hype surrounding it. I needn’t have worried though; Incarnate was amazing and is definitely one of my favorite books I’ve ever read.

I completely loved the characters. I felt for poor Ana, who was intelligent and lovely but rejected by most of the society she grew up with. It was cool to see how she gained a little more confidence and respect towards the end of the book, though we’re still not sure what her role might be. And then there’s Sam, the guy who’s charming, intelligent, artistically inclined and who basically immediately accepts Ana - how can you not fall in love with him?

The story was intriguing from beginning to end, and I couldn’t put it down once I started it! It was cleverly paced, alternating through quieter, sweeter moments with intense, action-packed scenes. Plus, the combination of both science fiction and paranormal elements was interesting, as I’d never scene that done before.

I definitely recommend this fantastic novel! The story’s incredibly unique, and there’s romance, friendship and interesting elements to boot. 

Thank you Alexa for taking the time to write this wonderful review, I just added Incarnate to my rapidly growing wish-list.
Alexa's blog is part on my daily blog tour - of course - and she is my number one blogger to read about travel tales and discuss going abroad with. I really hope that when I'm in the US the next time I will by able to go to New York and meet up with her. I imagine it to be a fabulous day - brunch, browsing her favorite bookstores, laughing, talking and going for some cocktails in the evening :)

To celebrate my first blogoversary 
I will give away a book of your choice 
up to $15 from Book Depo
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1 comment:

  1. Such a hard decision but honestly I would probably just choose one of the books my daughter wants for Christmas