My current giveaway book, Shattered Souls, features the concept of reincarnation.
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I’ve recently read a few other YA paranormal novels that incorporate this idea.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2010)
The Eternal Ones (2010) and All You Desire (2011)
by Kirsten Miller
Mercy by Rececca Lim (2010)
The concept of reincarnation can help heighten suspense and/or add plot complications to a book. Lovers might be separated, often for decades, then reunited. The fact that a character has been reincarnated can help explain love at first sight, as characters who seem to be meeting for the first time may actually have a long and tangled romantic past. Love between reincarnated characters also deemphasizes the importance of physical appearance, because their attachment to one another transcends the physical.
What’s your take on reincarnation in YA? Do you have any books to add to my list?
Just for fun:
Scratch that reincarnation quiz. I designed my own. Take the YA Reincarnation Quiz.
Great movies that involve reincarnation:
I watched this one last year on Netflix streaming. I loved it!
And, while temporary body switching isn't really the same as reincarnation, this is one of my favorite movies as well.