Copper Girl

Copper Girl

by Jennifer Allis Provost


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ISBN-13: 9781939392022
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two cats, a maroon-bellied conure, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.

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Copper Girl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for providing me with an ARC of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review. Blurb from Goodreads: Sara had always been careful. She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother. Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary. First I have to comment on this BEAUTIFUL cover. I am in love with it. Not surprisingly it was created by the most awesome Lisa Amowitz. If you have ever seen Lisa's work, you know that she is an incredibly talented artist. This book cover is no exception. It completely captured my eye when I first was introduced to it. And it also thoroughly captures the overall theme of this story. So BRAVO to Ms. Amowitz for really going above and beyond with this representation of Copper Girl. Sara is an interesting character. She's certainly strong in her own way but is also very naive. Her innocence is a detriment to her in some situations and in others really does help to save her. She does have a weakness, tho, she knows that her kind are hunted and letting anyone know her true self would be her undoing. So she lays low. She lives in a small apartment, dresses in a not so outlandish way, and works at a boring company to keep up her appearance of being a Mundane. But things are not what they seem in any part of her life and when she meets Michah in her dream state, everything changes. She quickly begins to take chances to see him and spend time with him. And just as quickly falls for him. Their connection is instant which in most cases would bother me, I am not a fan of insta-love. BUT this particular relationship works for the story, as it is about finding that one true person to love and spend the rest of your life with. One thing that had me confused was for the longest time I could not figure out how old Sara was. Was she a teen? Was she a young adult? Was she a seasoned woman? She was living on her own, but that doesn't mean anything in a dystopian setting. I had a hard time telling and it wasn't until she told the story of her family that I did the math in my head. I place her to be around 23, although I could be wrong. Michah is a silver elf who immediately captures Sara's heart. He is extremely confident, almost to an annoying fault. He knows what he wants and quickly goes to capture it and make it his. It's almost over powering how he inserts himself into Sara's life. At first I was a bit annoyed about it. Then I just accepted that perhaps this is how an elf is meant to act. I haven't had too much experience with elf books or characters, but thinking back on what I have read, their kind have always seemed very taken with themselves to the point of over-confidence. I honestly could not connect with Michah. And, while Sara thought he was absolutely the most attractive man she had ever met, I just could not see it (silver hair? just doesn't seem like I would find that attractive, but maybe if I were magical...?). The secondary characters really aren't developed. We meet Julliana (Sara's best friend), Sara's mother, her sister, the Iron Queen and eventually Sara's brother. But we never get much information about them. A snippet here, a description there, but I don't know them and would really have liked a bit more information about them. When I began reading this book, I have to say that I was annoyed with the italicized areas. They came so randomly and really made no sense to me. I figured they were Sara speaking internally, but at many points she is just giving background information so I could not figure out the reason for the use of this font. There were quite a few moments where the italicized parts happened and completely took me out of the story. I lost my train of thought as to what was going on. The info-dump was overwhelming and I found myself having to turn back pages to remember what action was going on before the internal dialogue. I really could have done without this. However, this seems to slow down if not stop almost all together after the first few chapters of the book. I really think the book could do without the change in font, and the character could have slowly dispersed the information throughout the story. I did enjoy Sara's quips later on in the story, she has a true sense of humor and I did feel a connection with her once I got into the crux of the story. Once I got past these parts, however, I was pretty enthralled with the story. I loved the dystopian theme entangled with a bit of paranormal. You really don't see much of this out there right now, so it was a surprising change to what I have been reading lately. It did take me some time to realize that Provost had created a dystopian world, it wasn't clearly presented at first. I loved the theme of a war between mundanes and the magical beings and how this lead to the world being overly run by government officials, almost to the 1984 extent. A bit creepy but certainly plausible with drones flying about to monitor people and their daily activities, and implanted tracking devices to keep tips on people, as well. I like that Provost does not leave us with a huge cliff hanger at the end of this book. So, despite knowing this is the first book of a series, I am not itching to have the second one at my door step because I was left wondering what will happen. Honestly, I am very happy about this. I enjoy when authors wrap up their books but still leave room to go on to another story that would branch off from the first one. I did find some redundant parts in this book. I think a better read through could have tightened these passages and weeded out things that were unneeded. Sara dumps a lot of information on the page for us. I think this same information could have been woven into places throughout the book instead of laid out in long passages at the beginning. This makes me waiver between a 3 and a 4 for this book. Initially, I was worried I would not want to finish it. I was surprised to really feel it pick up about half way through the book and at that point I was invested and really needed to know the conclusion. I have to say the more I read this book, the more I liked it and this is what makes me give it a 4. I will definitely read on to find out more about the story of Sara and Micah and Sara's family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pre ordered this not knowing what to expect. When I actually obtained the book on my nook July 25, I started to read it. To my surprise it was better than I had expected. I thought the characters were well thought out and each were different, so it kept me interested. This was the first book that i read that actually used some other element besides water, earth, for, and air, so it was very interesting. I loved the main character, Sara a lot, and her romance problems. However I thought the sorry plot was kind of predictable, and the book itself was small(took a little under two hours to read). What I didn't like was that the book left the reader on a cliff hanger, and I really want to know what happens next. All in all, this was a great read and I do recommend it to readers to people who like romance and fantasy. But I would not recommend it to people under 14 because there was intense scenes in the beginning.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
1.5 Stars Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I was so ready to like this book, the idea behind it really intrigued me, sadly it didn’t live up to my expectations. In any way. What if there were magical and non-magical people, and what if they went to war? And even more shockingly, what if the non-magical people won? That is the idea that Copper Girl is based on. Sara is born into a legendary and magic-rich family; however, in the present climate, that brings nothing but danger and trouble, so Sara blends in. That is, until she accidentally summons an elf prince into her bed… Like I said, I really wanted to like this, it’s been a long time since I have read a decent fantasy romance novel; sadly it seems that I must continue to seek one out as this definitely didn’t qualify. The writing was juvenile, the romance was at best bizarre, at worst the daydreams of a fifteen year old girl who doesn’t quite understand sex and romance yet and the story, although in the blurb sounded good, in the actual book was clumsy and never seemed to quite materialise. Lets tackle the romance first. We meet Micah, her elven prince almost immediately and their attraction is immediate as well; I am a veteran of fated-to-be-mated kind of books, so that doesn’t bother me. But the chemistry between them is poorly explained and not really explored, you’re just told. Then there’s Sara’s simplistic acceptance of his sudden appearance in her life and it strikes me not as someone succumbing to their deep and overwhelming connection to their mate, but as someone following along as they don’t the intelligence to do anything else. Now, on to the story telling and the writing, I know this sounds insulting, but this reads like some coursework I did for my English Lit GCSEs when I was 15. The narrative jumps backwards into the past randomly throughout the book (sometimes italicised, sometimes not) the story was simple, with no depth to it; you were either “bad” or “good” with all us muggles (sorry Harry Potter, I’m stealing your nouns) being lumped in with the bad. Ultimately, it was predictable, boring and I really struggled to read it. It was such a shame, as I liked the premise; however, Jennifer Allis Provost didn’t have the skill to pull it off with any kind of depth of characters or story. I won’t be continuing this series, nor would I ever recommend anyone read this book.
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Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
I am quite impressed with this book. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading. I was thinking maybe some glow-y fairy type creatures. Umm, yeah… no! This is a fascinating take on the world of the Fae, and how the future has molded them and their adaptions. The world building is spectacular. It’s given me a whole new out look as too “cool”. It’s perfect for summer reading as it’s a quick read, fast paced, and full of interesting twists.  Sara has a little magic, but she never even thinks of it, as she lives in a world that now forbids magic. Her family has been torn apart because of it. She thinks about those family members often, and just that makes her drop any thing to do with magic. So, when a real life elf shows up, telling her she’s basically his mate, she is beyond a little freaked out. Her character has some major growth throughout the story, and I loved how everything played out. Plus she has to figure out how to keep said elf, and her family, while trying to live her life.  Sara and Micah, well, they really are an interesting couple. He’s so old fashioned, and she’s so modern. She drives a car-he doesn’t actually know that it’s called a car. She is strong willed, but doesn’t know much about her magic or how to use it because she’s denied that part of herself for so long. Micah wants to protect Sara at all costs, even to himself. I happen to love Micah from his first appearance, because he steals panties LOL He’s sweet, and caring, and yeah a little over protective, but in a good way. He’s got this wonderful home, and he is literally going to share it with Sara and her family in a drop of a hat, if it means protecting Sara. He’s definitely book boyfriend material.  The world building and scenery is amazing. You have the normal world, where things are very different, almost post apocalyptic, but then you could step into a portal and somethings will still be there, but it’s the fae realm. Very interesting. I am hooked. I am hoping for MUCH more! I cannot wait for book two, and for those of you who haven’t heard of this book yet, GET YOUR HANDS ON IT NOW!!! 5 SPECTACULARLY WELL WRITTEN PAWS!!