February 25, 2012

Review: When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh

Series: Lost Immortals 1
Format: Digital (won from Library Thing)
Release Date: September 11, 2012
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It has been fifty-five years since the angels of the Apocalyptic War attempted to wipe out humanity. Now a new nation has been built where alchemy is forbidden, and angels fear for their lives as they hide among the mortals.

The city’s leaders share one view on the ancestors of angels: shoot first, no questions.

When her twin brother falls into a strange coma, sixteen-year-old Chela Prizeon vows to discover her role among these exiles, the royal angels known as the Lost Immortals.

Chela’s only hope lies with the mysterious, but infuriating leader of a rebel group. But can she trust this boy, someone who can control her dreams and her heart.

Escape into a world filled with celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and forbidden romance.
This is where I cry VIVA LA INDIE! and to heck with the haters!

When Copper Suns Fall is a dystopian angel story set in 2067 in the land once called America, 50 years after the Tidal Years. In this time setting, people are aware that at one point Angels (Tainteds) and Caduceans, slayers and masters of alchemy, existed. But because of the devastation they left after The Great War, magic and any association with Caduceans and Tainteds are punishable, forbidden and their descendants are contained and medicated.

I was 30% into the book when I realized that I've been on it for just an hour. This is a good indication that I was liking what I was reading and the imagery is creating a good brain buzz. I had a rush of thoughts after reading that left me clueless on where and how to start my review because I got so scrambled with KLeigh's debut.

KLeigh's novel is more action/adventure than a romantic-forbidden love story. In the middle of the story is Chela Prizeon, a teenage girl who is in the cusp of her destiny. Chela has Angel blood and soon enough she found herself a sought after commodity by the Tainteds and Caduceans. Chela is a rebel of sorts, a brave and cunning girl who went through a series of betrayal, loss and the stirrings of first love. She has a brother, Micah, who in a coma but she refused to believe that it was caused by a virus and this is what started Chela's epic story. In her quest to find a cure, she uncovers a secret that most people thought doesn't exist anymore. Yup the Tainteds are back!

Here's why I got caught up, the conflict-resolution of the the story is compelling. No wonder humans don't want anything to do with these Caduceans and Tainteds because their motives are self-serving with no regard for human collateral damage. In Chela's quest to find justice and save her brother she finds herself in the same situation he was in and as the story unfolds, someone who she trust was the one who betrayed her and kick started this awful situation.

KLeigh's Angels are spectacular! They are hardly feathered but more like those warrior angels from the movie Legion (2009). This is not a Nephilim story either, KLeigh created a world of her own, she owns Corunum the same way Suzanne Collins owns Panem (Hunger Games). That's how vivid and detailed the story is.

One can tell that this was a well thought out and carefully written story because KLeigh created her own language, the story free flowing and the characters are as magnificent and layered as their Copper wings. Faris, Seth and the rest of the gang are not what you initially thought they'd be. They are not your stereotypical heroes and villains, rather they sort of straddle both lines. IMHO, this is a rarity in Indie debut novels. Usually only the lead is layered and the supporting characters are as bland as a gray, cloudy sky.

If you are fond of Angel stories, Dystopia or both then this is a must-read for you.


  1. This book looks great. I'm excited to read it. Thanks for the review!

    1. I hope you enjoy it, I'll wait for your input. I heard she's coming up with a Gothic novel too, I want to get my hands on that as well.

  2. Hi Cimmaron:)
    Great review girls!! But I especially want to thank whomever is responsible (I have a feeling it was Cimmaron lol) for the shirtless men above and ripped muscular arms and wings....;) loved it!

    1. You'll have to thank Braine for the shirtless men Miss Vain. I haven't read this yet but seeing what Brain is picturing I will definitely have to add it to my TBR list ASAP.

      P.S - I love your enthusiasm for pictures of shirtless men. Braine & I both have a penchant for staring at hot guys. :-]

    2. Hi Ms. Vain! The guy is Paul Bettany playing Arcangel Michael in Legion. I'm glad you like the review and the picture. Between Cimmaron and myself, I'm the closet freak and it seeps once in a while in my posts. Lol

  3. Never judge a book by it's cover! I have this for review and these girls convince me to read it NOW!

    1. Hey Von! When it comes to Indie reads, NEVER judge a book by its cover and I learned that the hard (and at times embarrassing) way. But you should give this book a try and I hope you like it.

  4. This book came to my attention on FB when I did a what was everybody reading NOW on a Sunday. Somebody piped up with this one. When I saw you had read it and enjoyed it I was like THUD! on the tbr pile...hehe...I think I need 4 heads at the moment to consume the amount of books I want to devour.
    Oh yes , Indie reads, so don''t judge a book by its cover...learnt that!! I love dystopian and Angel so wonderful review my dear:D


    1. Grazie Mille my dear Michelle, that's a big compliment coming from you. Yeah we all need a clone or some super power that would let us read a book just by touching it and retain all of the details in HD clarity.

  5. Enjoyed the review and I look forward to reading this one as I read a few excerpts on its blog tour.


  6. Sophia - Thank you and please come back and let us know your thoughts once you've read it. Comparing notes is always an enjoyable experience.

  7. Wow, sound like a real amazing read. I loved your review and I would love to read this book. I am new to the dystopian genre and since I am not very fond of Nephilim stories I think I will absolutely love this book.

    1. If you like Indie reads you can also check out Galdoni. The cover looks like an angel but it's really not. We reviewed it here last week too.


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