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.
I'm not a big fan of books featuring angels simply because it's been overdone. But I decided that The Lost Immortals might have a different take on it so I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I went with my instincts on this one because it had many aspects that I enjoy in my reading.
First, it's a dystopian - set into the future with the world rebuilt but differently and with it's own rules. Secondly, the world-building is really unique and quickly grasped my attention. It was slow going at first, but I always expect that when I know it's the first book to a series. I really enjoyed the character building as well. Chela is a strong character, who of course as is the par in today's young adult books, is eventually in a 'romance triangle'.
But, where that usually has me shaking my head at the overly done overture, this time was different because the characters were different. With their gifts, the cleverly created fantasy dystopian world and with seemingly different goals, it worked and it worked really well. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, When Silver Moons Rise. If you enjoy clever young adult fiction with great writing and enjoy being sucked into a new world, pick up this book!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.