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Copper Descent

(Heartstone Collection #1)

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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The tale of Sinauf was a secret nineteen-year-old Nina Douglas’ ancestors kept hidden for generations. But after six-hundred years of concealment, their protection has failed, bringing Nina’s fate into light, and revealing an inescapable truth.
The dark god of legend is real.
Caught in an ancient war still raging in the modern world, Nina is confronted with Sinauf—the embo
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Published March 2014 by Fox Hollow Publications
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Terra
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this before it had a cover and without knowing anything except the author had asked if anyone was willing to read it and review it as part of her blog tour for the launch. I had no idea how it was being marketed but I would have described it as a young adult urban fantasy. (I later found out it is New Adult Horror. Same thing, right?) My favorite aspect was how real the characters are portrayed. The main character, Nina, starts out as a teen but for the majority of the story is a young wo ...more
Lehua Parker
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It’s gonna be a tough day when you discover Satan’s been searching your whole life for you so you can bear his child.

It gets even rougher when bad feels soooo good.

On the surface, Copper Descent, the New Adult debut novel by Angela Hartley, is a love story about teens Nina and Nate who meet while working at an upscale vacation resort in the wilds of Midway, Utah. But Nina faces much more than a simple love triangle when Sinclair Devereux, lead singer of Revelation, rushes in to sweep her off her
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Alice
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
3.50 Stars I was given a copy of the book by the author to read. I would consider her a friend and she has been a great help to our library.

I debated on how to handle this review. I want to be fair but in my usual style critical as well SO, here it is...we will see if it gets me unfriended on facebook!

Let's start with the good things.

It is well written. For an unknown author, without a national publisher this is a really well written book. The descriptions are good, and my senses were awaken
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R.J. Craddock
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Copper Descent” is the tale of Nina Douglas, a Native American girl with a secret. She walks into the dream world, even though her mother forbids it. Nina and her family are the last of their tribe, their village destroyed by Sinuf, a dark god from before the beginning of time. Nina's mother is afraid that Sinuf will find Nina in the dream world and take control of her, turning her mysterious gifts into something dark and sinister. One night the dream world shows Nina a terrible vision of the f ...more
Pat Thomas
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The exquisite magnetism of evil and its many faces; the flawed confusion and missteps of purity, and the blurry teeter-totter where the two fall in and out of balance: it is an age-old clash vividly portrayed in this highly creative and powerfully written novel by Angela Hartley.

Sinclair is everything a woman could want: riveting in his male beauty, captivating with eyes that overpower will, desire, intent and choice, electric in his touch, fascinating, charismatic and oh, so charming. But his
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Lyndsay Johnson
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Copper Descent is a thrilling new take on creation stories. Angela Hartley has a wonderful voice, and I found myself plunged heart-first into Nina's world. Nina, a Native American descended from the divine, resonated with me in many ways. Her struggles and difficult choices defined the delicate—yet strong—Nina as an authentic heroine. Her deep sense of self, duty, and morality, however, took Nina's character to the next level for me. She was well-written and is not easily forgotten. The story is ...more
Christine Haggerty
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Nina Douglass cannot understand the cryptic reasons why her mother does not seem to love her, but that question goes unanswered after her parents are both killed in a car crash and Nina flees with her aunt to California. Three years later, she returns to the scene of her parents' death and also the place of her first love only to have everything she escaped rekindled. Lucifer finds her there, a powerful and seductive being who always gets what he wants--and he wants the copper child.

Struggling
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Lehua Parker
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s gonna be a tough day when you discover Satan’s been searching your whole life for you so you can bear his child.

It gets even rougher when bad feels soooo good.

On the surface, Copper Reign, the New Adult novel by Angela Hartley, is a love story about teens Nina and Nate who meet while working at an upscale vacation resort in the wilds of Midway, Utah. But Nina faces much more than a simple love triangle when Sinclair Devereux, lead singer of Revelation, rushes in to sweep her off her feet. C
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MeriAnn Boxall
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Angela is able to take a story about Angels and Devils and weave in Native American Folklore while still keeping you interested in the plot and wondering what will happen next. Nina is a young girl, then a young woman and finds herself in a world she isn't quite ready for. She wants a life that is normal and secure, but instead finds herself literally in bed with the devil. I found myself thinking of Nina and her struggles even when I was far from the pages. Her feelings and thoughts on life are ...more
Julie Carroll
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling and sensual--Copper Descent is definitely a book that mesmerizes! I was drawn in immediately, and the plot held me captive as I walked with Nina and the choices that she was forced to make.

This story is a wonderful allegory that parallels the world that we live in-- with the choices and temptations that we all face. Will Nina choose the difficult but right decision, or give in to pleasure and passion for a taste of the forbidden???

Hartley paints a believable story of a local legend and
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Elise
Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from good reads in exchange fo a review.

There are things to like about this book: it's well written with an interesting premise. However, it suffers from the "twilight" ( full disclosure--a series is detest and, yes I read them all) beautiful girl with low self esteem who thinks no one would ever love her trope even though everyone else thinks she's perfect. That turned me off early in this book. I was hoping for a story that really delved into Native American mythology but
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Julie Carroll
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling and sensual--Copper Reign is definitely a book that mesmerizes! I was drawn in immediately, and the plot held me captive as I walked with Nina and the choices that she was forced to make.

This story is a wonderful allegory that parallels the world that we all live in--with the temptations and choices that we face. Will Nina choose the difficult but right decision, or give in to pleasure and passion for a taste of the forbidden???

Hartley paints a believable story of a local legend, and w
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Wendi Julian
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book takes you in, and you can't put it down until you finish it. Page after page is filled with such imagination mixed with folklore and mythology. This book really keeps you interested and wanting to know more. Nina is an amazing character and easy to love. You find yourself on the edge of your seat hoping for the best for her and wanting to tell her what choices to make, she does not let you down. Angela is truly an amazing author that knows how to weave an amazing story with great chara ...more
Autumn
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I've had the pleasure of hanging out with Angela (a high school friend of my husband) and not only is she a lovely, lovely person but a fantastic author as well. I really loved the Utah elements. Nina is a strong character who is likable and easy to relate to. The story line was intriguing and mysterious. I'm excited to see where this goes.
Jennifer
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. When I first started reading I thought the book was headed in one direction but it quickly changed course. Will make you stop and think. Was a good read.
Julie Carroll
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling and sensual--Copper Reign is definitely a book that mesmerizes! I was drawn in immediately, and the plot held me captive as I walked with Nina and the choices that she was forced to make.

This story is a wonderful allegory that parallels the world that we all live in--with the temptations and choices that we face. Will Nina choose the difficult but right decision, or give in to pleasure and passion for a taste of the forbidden???

Hartley paints a believable story of a local legend and we
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