And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.
As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Spence City (first published May 20th 2014)
“You’ve tried to be ordinary for so long that you’ve never really learned to blossom. This is your chance, my darling…”
Sara Corbeau, Copper Elemental, fugitive, and consort to Micah, feels like a stranger in a strange land. Now living in the other-world, she finds herself wanting to learn more about the manor she lives in, (with Micah, her mother Mauve, brother Max, and sister Sadie), to keep herself from becoming bored. Her mother’s wise advice to her is that if she wants to be happy in the other-world, then she needs more in her life than just Micah. She needs some hobbies!
Faced with numerous expectations, Sara feels overwhelmed. Micah wants an heir, and the other-world needs a leader of Copper! Wishing for neither, Sara feels herself to be a burden, and a nobody…
Meanwhile, her brother Max is raising hell, literally, her Mother is causing all sorts of trouble with the silverkin, and her sister, the inheritor of metal, may just be a better match with Micah than Sara is!!!
Surely, Sara isn’t bored for long, when she learns that Julianna’s Uncle Mike, an extraordinarily evil mad scientist, is running for president!
“We can’t let him get elected. He will ruin everything. For all of us…”
Sara sure does have her hands full, between the love of her life, her unruly family, a crazy queen of gold who may or may not have something to do with the lack of Copper elementals in the area, and spying on Presidential hopeful, Michael Armstrong. Missing her former life in the mundane world, Copper Ravens details Sara’s gradual adjustment to life at the Silverstrand Manor.
Jennifer Allis Provost Reads From Copper Ravens at 8Pi-Con
I was really excited to get to this book, as I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in The Copper Legacy Series, Copper Girl. Copper Ravens did not disappoint! And holy moly, what a cliffhanger! I was NOT expecting that!!!
I love the romance between Sara and Micah. These are characters who DESERVE their own series and I’m so glad Copper Girl wasn’t a stand alone. I could read about these two forever! Their undying devotion, and the sacrifices they make for each other makes for one sweet romance!
One of my favorite laugh out loud moments in the book was with the Queen of Gold, Orianna, when she jumped up on every available surface (that wasn’t the floor) to avoid boggarts! Hilarious! I could picture Micah trying to have a serious conversation with the raging lunatic, who was hopping up on EVERYTHING to avoid little monsters that you could see a mile away…. She acted as if they were as teeny as mice! Orianna, if there was a boggart on your floor, you would know it! LOL!!!!!!!!! 😀
I love stories where there is a strong family theme, specifically brothers and sisters. Crazy family antics always draws me in! You get PLENTY of this element in Copper Ravens. 🙂
One of the best things about The Copper Legacy Series in general is the POV. I LOVE the way Sara thinks! She is funny, and sassy and this comes across strongly in the POV. Sara is absolutely not the damsel in distress type, no matter how much Micah fantasizes that she is. 😉
Overall, I am giving Copper Ravens 5 well deserved stars! I LOVE this series and I KNOW anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy would love it too! Check it out!
***I was given a copy of Copper Ravens in exchange for a thoughtful, fair, and honest book review.
Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, 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. –Goodreads Author Bio