Saturday, December 17, 2011

When Copper Suns Fall

 Author: KaSonndra Leigh

I started reading this book blind. KaSonndra sent me a message, asking if I could read her book and post my thoughts on it.

I did just that. I didn't look at the cover or read the summary, the synopsis, or even the title until it popped up on my Kindle.

May I just say: the first page drew me in. It offered a slight insight to the world this novel was set in, but didn't give enough information for the reader to know already what was going to happen.

Things I liked:
1. The characters. Namely Faris, Chela, and even Seth.
2. The time-set. roughly post-reality/pre-big brother on the literary timeline.
3. The secrets! I usually don't like mysteries, but Leigh wrote them so they kind of snuck up on me and bugged me until I finished the last page.
4. The society. The "everyone's gifted except you, oh wait you're not even in the same class" kind of plot twist that I loved in Open Minds.
5. The style. Leigh managed to write from a teenage girl's viewpoint without sounding like...well, a teenage girl. I love that.

Things I didn't like:
1. Not much. I'll be honest--whenever I read a book, particularly a free one, I tend to hone in on mistakes or sentences that didn't flow right. I didn't find any of these. I can say I didn't quite like the way Chela's father kept secrets or her step-relatives. But who would, really?

What I look forward to:
1. The sequel.
2. Telling other people about this book.
3. Fangirling over the storyline with people who have already read this.
4. Paying money for the next book/edition. I love supporting authors I love.