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"You thought I did this out of the goodness of my heart?" He gave a short mirthless laugh. "Not a bit of it, this is going to be dangerous for me. What are you offering for my help?"

Beneath the Amber Sky, the nobility control the food, education, and the mysterious C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass. To Tay, struggling to keep her siblings alive, the ideas of rebellion and free
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Published June 23rd 2017 by Raven Press
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Danielle
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Within the coils of Copper and Brass, there is a chance of freedom"

The coils of copper and brass are an old fairytale which gives a silver lining to hope. Legend says if you find the coils it will set you free.

The sky used to be blue but now due to the plagues solution, it's Amber. Poverty runs high in a dystopian world. Everyone has their own place but that doesn't mean life is fair. The poorest families don't even have the right to work. An uprising is forming and it's only a matter of time.
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JenacideByBibliophile
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Raven Press, via NetGalley for an honest review.

Opinion:

It’s official, I’ve begun my descent into madness and true unyielding despair.

Once again, I have made the mistake of requesting the first book in a series from Netgalley. I told myself I wouldn’t do it again, that I wouldn’t put myself through this immense torture. This bleak fantasy of happiness that only leaves me alone, irritable and sulky. But look at me now...Look at me! On the fl
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Rating ~3.5?

In truth, I can't say there is anything particularly new or ground-breaking about the concept of this book. But I can say, I did enjoy it. And, I am interested to see where this goes.

*Review to Come*
Lili  Marcus
I'm doomed. I have to suffer waiting for the next book and this is why I don't read book series unless all the instalments are out. I hate waiting. Yes, I'm not bit ashamed to admit that I'm not patient person. But I saw this on Netgalley and foolishly clicked the request button. Not that I'm complaining but I'm doomed.

Okay, with that statement and my star-rating, obviously, I like this book. No, LIKE is understatement. I looooove it. I devoured it. I read it in one sitting (though my goodreads
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Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A copy of this review can also be found at Book Ink Reivews.

Fans of Pierce Brown's Red Rising Trilogy will be enamored. Though Brown did it better, and the story lines are similar with the ruling upper class being infiltrated by the lowest of the low in a call for rebellion, Amber Sky is fresh and new with that ending

I was willing to write this one off as nothing special. Taya is the lowest of the low, recruited to become part of the high society and gets the attention of the highest in societ
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Jessica
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Reiview in Italian: coming soon!

I received an e-ARC from NetGalley!^^
This book was really good. The setting is distopic: I can not tell you if we are in a future where society has returned to the age of nobles and servants or if the reality of the book is a parallel timeline of the eighteenth century where something went wrong, but it is however, a setting with its charm (let me be clear, the fact that women are still seen as an object of exchange between families only suitable for weddings bene
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Kaite ~ my way by Starlight
First, I just want to say when the first thing you do after a book is finished is reach for your phone to share it with a friend, you know you've got a keeper.

Amber Sky originally had me guessing what this book would be about. Now that I'm at the end I'm somehow still wondering, but now I'm caught up in the world of twists, turns, and what seems to be such a scramble for power that it seems to be taking (albeit much lighter) notes from the Game of Thrones. 

The world building within was wonderful
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Karen
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
The problem with this book is that I've already read it before in 50 different dystopian guises. It just nothing new.
Natalie Graves
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars...because the end made me think I might really like the sequel.

This book is a slightly confused dystopian. The setting seems to reflect the age of the industrial revolution in England. However, there are vague references to technology that wouldn't belong. So, is it a future that looks like our past? That would be okay, but the technological advancements are confusing and poorly developed.

The characters are really caricatures of various archetypes. They are still fun to read, but eac
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Di
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
I've already read a couple of this author's previous books from the Night Flower series, and although they weren't quite 4 stars I found them to be wonderfully unique and engaging and I couldn't wait to read more.

Unfortunately Amber Sky wasn't quite as captivating for me. I was expecting more of a fantasy/paranormal factor but it was actually more set up to feature in the sequel rather than in this first installment, which was a downer for me because it's the fantasy aspects that I love the mos
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YA & NA Bookshelf
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m not really a dystopian fan but I wanted to read this as the blurb hooked me. I received this book in exchange for an honest review on Netgalley.

There were a lot of twists and turns and a surprise ending, which hooked me into wanting to read book 2!

I wished we had found out more about the C.O.I.L.S of Copper of Brass but I can only assume they come into the next book a bit more.

It didn’t keep me up all night wanting to know what happened next but I did enjoy it and can’t wait to read the nex
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Nicole
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book ! I found myself unable to put it down, and felt transported into another world. The author gives amazing descriptions so you feel like you are right there with the characters! I cannot wait until series is complete and I can read the second book ! Will be following up and looking for the second book!
Ramona Plant
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Amber Sky was written by Claire Warner who definitely knows her craft. She is a skilled writer who knows how to deliver a story. Her writing style is pleasant and the pace of her book is spot on. I never felt like the story was dragging on nor did I felt rush, which is great. Overall the plot is intriguing, which is why I was interested in reading this book. I felt however that the paranormal aspect felt quit short in this book and I hope that the future ones will show more of it. Towards the en ...more
Marissa
I am so torn about this book... the story has some great points and I actually really want to know what happens to Tay... but there are some serious issues with the writing and story structure that made the book hard to read...

Alright, I have decided part of why this book isn't getting a better review is because of the issues with congruency in the plot. While I couldn't pinpoint an exact plot hole, it always felt like I was going to stumble over one at any moment. Then suddenly there would be a
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LR Braden
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actually 3.5
First off, I have to rant a little about the protagonist's name. She's introduced as Taya. Then, a couple pages in, she's Tay. At first, I thought it was a typo because there was no explanation, but then it showed up a second time. Okay, so it's a nickname and the author just failed to note it, I can go with that. Then it's Taya again in the next paragraph. Then Tay, Taya, Tay, Taya, with no rhyme or reason to the switches. It drove me crazy! I very nearly set the book aside just fro
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beautyguise
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I know what you're thinking, not another dysotopian! There are so many out there, they all just blend together when you're reading them. I am happy to report that this one has many different elements. It's not all dire need and end of the world as we know it. It does however have an order to things and many secrets that we haven't even begun to crack. 

The pace on this is extremely perfect. Throughout the whole thing, it wasn't too fast and wasn't too slow. It's evenly paced along the ride. All o
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Caroline
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found Amber Sky by Claire Warner to be a quite enjoyable book to read. The plot may sound generic with its dystopian feel and the lower classes being trod upon by the nobles, but the story itself gives it its own unique feel.
I quite liked the characters and the protagonist, Tay, felt real to me. She had the weight of the world thrust on her shoulders and took the routes she felt were best to protect her younger siblings. At times she felt overwhelmed and reacted accordingly
The prose wasn't h
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Sofiraindrop
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.*

Amber Sky is a YA dystopia, with a strong female MC, who will do anything for her family. Even replace a noble, which would merit her death. Luckily, she has help...or does she not?

With an interesting plot, little romance and lifes on the life, this book makes an alright read.
Tiana
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Every time I had a Goodreads vote on what to read next this book won. I didn’t understand why until after I finished reading when I realized that this book had one of the most intriguing concepts I have ever read and it was executed very well.

What I found to be most interesting was the unique class systems based around ratings even among the wealthy. This made for some interesting social dynamics where no matter who you are your rank is never safe and it is possible for you to loose all your sta
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Tiffany
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, ebook
It didn't really seem like I was reading anything I haven't read before, but maybe the other books add to the story. I picked this up and put it down a lot, mainly because I cannot not finish a book even when it is less than great.
Katherine Paschal
Tay's father has been arrested and Tay finds herself at the Overseer's house, to plead her case to his son Darius. What started as an act of desperation, Tay finds herself owing Darius a favor, one that she has no idea what it will entail. Without any say on her part, Tay is now a maid in a wealthy family's house, potentially acting as a spy- but for what side? Is she there to do some mysterious favor for Darius, or is she a pawn for the dangerous revolution that got her father arrested?

This is
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Avery ☆ bforbookslut
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review edition is an ARC and may differ from the printed edition.

I have given this book ☆☆☆☆. It belongs to the Young Adult Fantasy and Dystopain genres. Raven Press published it. It was published June 23 2017.

Verdict:

I know the cover isn’t promising and it looks very juvenile but crack this book open, I swear on my life that you’ll not be disappointed. Amber Sky was a phenomenal read that I didn’
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Maya Zada
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
(This E-book was given to me by NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

Amber Sky was a pretty good choice for me even though I’ve had horrible experiences with all the other dystopian novels this year (I’m looking at you This Savage Song!) My problem usually is that I can’t find anything new and exciting about dystopias, they’re all very predictable now. That being said, Amber Sky was slightly more refreshing than most.

The story is set during the industrial revolution probably in an altern
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Desiree Shay
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5
I received this E-ARC via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a sucker for a good dystopian novel and this one hit the spot for a quick weekend read. You still get that vibe that all have - Hunger Games, The Testing, etc. - but the COILS concept is very interesting and I'm really curious to see where it goes. At first, I kind of thought this book happened in a version of the past, but the more you see in the city, I think it's more futuristic dystopian w
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Emily
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

*I was sent a physical ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*



4.5/5 stars

The synopsis of this novel really intrigued me when I first read it and I have to say, this novel did not disappoint.



Amber Sky focusses on our main character Tay, who goes to a nobleman's son in search of a way to keep her father from being thrown into a work camp for the remainder of his life. Due to the deal she strikes, she is forced to help the son, Darius, by pretending to

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Jane
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I received a free copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this YA Fantasy dystopian book. It is similar to a lot of other books out there, but it's still an enjoyable read. I will definitely read the next book in this series.

The nobility run the country and control the population by controlling the jobs they can work, the food they eat and their education. They also control the C.O.I.L.S. of Copper and Brass, which is rumored to have powers to control th
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Leah
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
When Tay's father is arrested for being part of a rebellion against a ruling class Tay must now take care of her siblings. She begs Darius James who is son of the overseer to help her. He tells her that if he helps her father, then she will owe him a favor he can call in at any time. This book creates a unique distopian world with poverty, class struggle and rebellion.

While the premise was interesting. This book didn't full suck me in. I actually ended up putting it aside after reading a good po
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Kat
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass, #1) by Claire WarnerVoluntary review of Advance Reader Copy. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley.

Okay, I have to admit I started this book then stopped. Yet, something made me pick it back up again and let me say I'm so glad that I did. Taya is great character, she is selfless, kind, and wanting to help her siblings. Her character plays well off Darius, the mysterious and interesting man who calls in a favor that Taya owes him. It takes place during an industrial revolution
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Kathy  D.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, review-copies, ya
I liked it, although it reminded me of a mash up of several other books that I have read. The ending was intriguing. I will definitely be reading the sequel to see what happens next.
Nicole(Newbookcats)
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, e-galleys
FULL REVIEW ON BLOG ON 1/31

3.5 stars
It took me a month to finish this book. What?! How did this happen? I usually can finish a book of this length in a week or two; however, I was slowed down a bit due to the unsteady pacing and my busy schedule. I really enjoyed reading this book and the characters, which grew stronger as the novel went on. I will do a full review soon when I get enough time to write more than a few sentences.
Full review: www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com
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