Copperback Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00EUTCNH0
- Publication date : August 28, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2613 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,188,372 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In Copperback we don't waste any time in siding with one faction and slamming the other into slavery. People are all too willing to buy into the idea of the Sayner as useful but dangerous animals, and the Vesper as near divine.
Emily O'Neil accepts the stories presented in media, and when she meets Job, a living and breathing Sayner, she's terrified of him. Life is rarely completely black or white, and when Emily is forced to spend time with Job she realizes there's more to him than she could ever have expected.
Copperback is an excellent book. It is well written and populated by characters that come across as real people. Their anguish, fears, hopes, and dreams seem real. The author kept taking turns I didn't expect; every time I thought some major obstacle would appear in the heroine's way nothing happened, and every time I expected smooth sailing, disaster waited around the corner. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you're looking for a light and pleasant read this might be exactly what you seek.
Job is a copperback, a nickname given to a species of aliens, the Sayner, who have been unlucky enough to arrive on Earth after the Vesper. Due to the popularity (and lies) of the latter, Sayner are believed to be violent and dangerous. The humans revert to slavery, using the Sayner for their hard labor.
Well, that's where the story had its first hiccup for me. Why would humans enslave them if they were so dangerous? I mean, would you buy a serial killer to use as a slave? I don't think so. Albeit my doubts, I put aside my disbelief because, after all, I didn't know the whole story yet and still liked what I was reading. As it turns out, we get to learn more about that, but only toward the end of the book.
Then there's Emilie. While my heart had melted for Job from the moment he was introduced to the story, it took me some time to warm up to Emilie, but at the end, I liked her…a lot. She starts out sounding like a callous, self-centered person. That didn't bode too well since the story is told in first person from her POV. Again, patience solved the problem. Emilie changed. From the heartless person who wondered why she should care for someone as 'meaningless as a slave', to someone who would do anything for Job.
So, ok, one might say the book isn't perfect. There were a few dangling participles in the beginning, but who cares? The story is gripping…the book, hard to put down. If you're looking for a great sci-fi romance, this book is for you.
This book sucked me in. Hamilton built an engrossing world not far off from our own. Emily is completely relatable and her growth through the novel keeps you engaged and turning pages. I haven’t been this engrossed in a book since Twilight, but the relationship is more mature with more mutual respect and far less angst. I highly recommend and hope for a sequel!
This is an entertaining story that has a twist from the other alien novels I've read. Note: This is a clean romance...no raunchy sex between human and alien.
I understand this is Book 1 in the Copperback trilogy. Yes, I will be reading these as they become available.
Top reviews from other countries
There should be BOOK 2.
I recommend this book to anyone :)