Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass, #1)
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 ...more
D…moreHi, Sorry to take so long in replying. Copper Temple (book 2) is in progress but I can't offer a release date yet as it's still at first draft stage.
Due to a severe case of writers block and a promotion at my 'allowing me to eat' everyday job, my writing has slowed down significantly this year. I am currently working through it and hope to get the draft finished sometime within the next six months. Fingers crossed that my muse comes back and helps me out.(less)
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. ...more
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 ...more
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* ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
(this was released over three years ago)
I received an ecopy of this through netgalley; however, all opinions are my own.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
This is ...more
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.
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’ ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
*I was sent a physical ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 revolut ...more