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.
My thoughts: I must admit that I’ve only read a few fairy books so far, but at least I can say they were among the best of their type.Starting from today, I’ll add “Copper Girl” by Jennifer Allis Provost to my list of “great fairy books” because Jen’s writing style is great and the storyline easily draws you in with its originality, so that you will find yourself glued to it faster than you think.
“Copper Girl” is in fact a cross-over between Dystopian and Urban Fantasy, something I haven’t really seen before, an unique combination which Jennifer pulled off effortlessly. I don’t like dystopias that much, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the story of this book is based upon a war started by ordinary people (mundanes) against the ones with magical powers. I was equally surprised to notice that the mundanes managed to defeat and control the supernaturals by forbidding the practice of magic.
The main character, Sara, is a supernatural being who hides her own identity behind a boring job and who avoids at all costs to speak about magic or use it, because she’s aware that it never brings anything good, especially since her father and brother had disappeared after using their magical powers when it was illegal. She is strong, but extremely funny too; I became quite fond of her from the very beginning and she amazed me throughout the whole reading.She is a magical being living in a world where magic is forbidden.
Things get complicated when Micah, the handsome and mysterious silver elf, enters Sara’s life and steals her heart right from the start, especially when she realizes that he is real and not a figment of her imagination. Even if the chemistry between them is more than obvious from the first moment they meet, Sara tries to get rid of him because she knows that he might draw the attention of the peacekeepers who were assigned to keep the elementals under control.
Unfortunately for her (but fortunately for us) Sara can’t keep him away and she has to choose between hiding who she really is and revealing her true power and identity.
I would have preferred the secondary characters to be more defined, with more powerful personalities, especially because some of them have great potential, but I hope the second book will solve this issue.
I can’t wait for the sequel to fill the gaps and resolve the unanswered questions, and I’m also looking forward to read more about Micah! *drool*
Thank you very much, Spence City for this amazing ARC. I love you, guys!