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An automaton created by an inventor's son, Copper has finally been given a heart by her young master. Her choice of whether to keep the key or give it to him will determine what happens next in this "pick your path" steampunk fairy tale. Will she join his family in their English country manor, where she'll be forced to consider the question of whether she's really human? OAn automaton created by an inventor's son, Copper has finally been given a heart by her young master. Her choice of whether to keep the key or give it to him will determine what happens next in this "pick your path" steampunk fairy tale. Will she join his family in their English country manor, where she'll be forced to consider the question of whether she's really human? Or will she search out the quirky alchemist responsible for giving her life? Will her master hold onto her heart, or will she be tempted by the charms of an automaton man?...

Title : A Heart for Copper
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ISBN : 22694804
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 67 Pages
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A Heart for Copper Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-03-13 04:13

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SilkWords, and NetGalley.)“I spend many lonely hours in my master’s workshop, when he is away at school or in the city with his family. In those hours I feel empty and soulless, and I have often prayed that when he loses interest in me – which he inevitably shall – he will also unmake me, rather than leave me collecting dust in my chair.”This was a short story about an automaton given a clockwork heart, and this book again had a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ sort of twist to it.I felt really sorry for Copper in this book, she came across as really human, even though she was an automaton. The choices and decisions she had to make were tough on her, and she showed that she had real feelings and emotions, no matter what she was made of.“At moments like this I almost imagined that the whole in my chest had been filled. I could feel an ache there – an ache that should have not been.”The book had a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ theme, where there were choices to be made and depending on the choice you were directed to a different chapter of the book. This worked well as we were able to see how such choices affected Copper’s life, and left her in very different places.I read this through a few times to find all the different endings, but I have to say that I actually liked all of them, which was quite a surprise! I did have a favourite though, and it did have a bit of a ‘happily ever after’ in there.8 out of 10

  • Kira Simion
    2019-03-16 04:38

    I saw this on Wattpad a few years ago and I really wanted to give it a try!

  • Angelc
    2019-02-26 07:18

    4.5 Stars"A Heart for Copper" is an interactive short story, it's done in the style of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. As the reader, you get to choose Copper's path, including romance! The story was very well-written, and I instantly felt for Copper. How difficult it would be to be silently in love with someone, unable to tell him or show him how she feels. When she does get her heart and she becomes human, she faces more questions than she ever dreamed of. She's so different from anyone else, what kind of life should she choose to lead now that she has the choice?I found this story to be really fun and fast-paced. It's short, but I found myself going back and choosing all of Copper's different paths, in order to see how things could have come out differently. I really enjoyed the steampunk world that the author built. I could really see all of the characters living in this alternate history. The character of Copper is a great blend of vulnerable and strong, and she actually changes depending on what choices you make as the reader. reviewed for http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.come-book sent by publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
    2019-02-25 08:29

    What I Thought:These books are short, fun and easy to get caught up in! I found myself in a mix of two states. On the one hand, I felt and giddy as I did as a child, when I was reading my Goosebumps choose your path books, and on the other hand I felt very adult, with the sensual, steamy and exciting stories I was reading. I love that there are so many possibilities, all based on what you decide to choose. I found myself going back to reread the story, trying another option. That made this book not only feel like it was several books in one, but it also was a great buy, as it gave me a lot of fun! I am particularly fond of the two feelings the story gave me, as I like remembering my childhood days, and I love anything that can replicate the joy and carefree time I had then. I also like that this book is a choose your path, with a very adult twist. It is great to have the options in front of you, which gives you the feeling that you are actually in the journey,in this case I was Copper. I thought the story of a Heart for Copper was excellent. I liked the cogs and steampunk nature, that made Copper everything she was, the overall setup and feel of the story, with its blend of characters, and I liked options we were given and when we were given them. Copper was a brilliant character, new to life, wanting to explore the world and very intuitive. She made a great, strong character, with that blend of naivety, questioning nature and passion for learning and living. We are choosing our path through her introduction and adventures in life and I really like the places it took me! Overall, I really enjoyed the story (stories if you go back and read the other options, like I did). I found it adventurous, well-paced, detailed and ultimately exciting. It is great to see an adult version of something I found so fun as a child! I love the writing style and the length of the book. I highly recommend giving these books a go, especially as they have all levels of heat available!

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    2019-03-11 04:35

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to SilkWords and Netgalley. A copy of this review is on my blog: www.bookblogbird.weebly.comWhen I was about eight or nine, I was really into Choose You Own Adventure books. Like, really into them. I think I read pretty much every single one until I came across one that featured space vampires. It had some fairly graphic illustrations of post-vampire dead bodies that scared the living crap out of me and I never read them again.Until now. A Heart For Copper is basically a Choose Your Own Adventure story about an automaton girl called Copper, built by a young man and offered the chance at life. You have to guide her through her decisions as she experiences a flesh body for the first time (or decides to stay an automaton). It’s mostly romance, but with a self-discovery thread as well and some good messages about not letting your romantic interest define who you are.A Heart For Copper isn’t a long book and actually I was so pleased with the setting and the characters that I would have been happy to read a longer version. The general vibe is steampunk, but it’s set in the post-digital age where all earlier technology has been banned, so everyone wanders around in corsets and top hats. Everything is clockwork and there are pedal-powered airplanes. Very cool!I never realised this kind of book existed for the YA/adult market and I’m really glad I found it!

  • Donna Sweeney
    2019-03-10 07:24

    Kindly provided with an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review....This story was actually several short stories molded I felt to give the reader an option of what path they choose to read the overall book.Sounds different and it was. When I began, the chapter ended quite quickly and I was a little baffled as the scene had just been painted for us by the author. But then I noted "options" where the author gave the reader a choice to either move to one section title to continue or another. Both titles lead to a different aspect of Copper, William's and Silks journey.Overall, I enjoyed the idea of a "automation" brought to life by the guy who made, loved and spent his life committed waiting for the opportunity to bring her to life. Nice opportunity for the reader to pick the love interest for I wish more authors gave their readers that pleasure !!I would have loved probably a few more chapters, but that is just me being greedy. Just as I was emerging myself into the ended :0( Thinking about it.....that is actually more of a positive, as the short stories were so well written that I needed to read more :0)Overall, a quick, light read.Well done Sharon and many thanks for this opportunity Netgalley.Later peeps xx

  • Linda
    2019-03-20 08:28

    I found this to be a well-written, uniquely entertaining tale which brought back memories of reading books like this as a child. He held out the pendant in the palm of his hand. "Happy birthday, Copper," he whispered.A HEART FOR COPPER by Sharon Lynn Fisher is a quick, cute and fun steampunk fairy tale which features an automaton named Copper who comes alive thanks to her brilliantly talented master, William. This is not a normal linear book. In A HEART FOR COPPER, the reader gets to choose their own adventures as the story progresses from an assortment of what-if scenarios. At the end of each chapter, I made a choice and then the story would continue based upon what I'd chosen. I was so fascinated with the different possibilities that I had to go back and run though them all. I am happy to report that it was very easy to manipulate through all the choices. This is Copper's story. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Check it out here: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...3 1/2 Wine Glasses!

  • Nkisu
    2019-03-09 04:13

    A Heart for Copper was a cute, short read. The story follows an automaton named Copper who comes alive thanks to her creator William. From there, you have the power to decide the outcome of the book seeing as it was a “choose your own adventure” story. I was pleasantly surprised by this because the last time I read a “choose your own adventure” book was when I was probably 10 or 11. I really like the idea of the story and it’s something I would actually consider reading if it was a full novel. It’s a very unique concept that I haven’t read before. I really liked the steampunk aspect of the book as well. The only problem I had with this book was the fact that it was so short. Obviously, you have the power to choose how the plot pans out, but still my version of the story was finished in roughly 10 minutes! I guess I was expecting more and I was a little disappointed that the story didn’t continue. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and I would recommend it if you’d like something cute, short and fun to read!

  • Jim
    2019-03-03 08:30

    This starts out as an interesting steampunk story. I would like to explore the world more. It focuses on a life-sized doll, an automaton, and her struggle with life and the possibility of becoming real. But, while I realize the main character is an automaton, this story just smacks of "women are created solely for the purpose of men". Since the main character spends the first whole section disappointed that her "master", the only reason for her existence, "the only light in my life" doesn't give her as much attention as the dog. Maybe I'm not in touch with women, but this seems more like a teenage boy's fantasy than "women's fiction". Honestly, the writing's not bad. I kind of enjoyed it. I just couldn't get past the basic misogyny. And bonus points for interactive fiction. Even though I think there are only 4 possible endings. (Some options circle back and merge back to the same ending even if you take different paths.)Thanks to NetGalley and SilkWords for a copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Shay VanZwoll
    2019-03-13 07:20

    A HEART FOR COPPER is a "choose your own adventure" style book, taking you through the different choices that Copper must make in her life. While this format is somewhat distracting, having to flip back & forth through the book, the story still manages to flow well.Created by William, Copper is an automaton who is now given the chance for life. But this chance, brought about by Clockwork Magic, is not only dangerous and illegal, it also forces Copper to immediately make choices that will forever change her life. Does she give William the key her her mechanical heart, choosing to stay with him? Or does she go off on her own, keeping the key, to discover who she is as a person. Both bittersweet and questioning, this is not your "Happily Ever After" story, and romance is not guaranteed.I enjoyed these book, but my one major gripe is one that some people may consider to be a spoiler, though the book will still be enjoyable even knowing this detail. If you wish to avoid the spoiler, please stop reading the review here........SPOILER.......Copper only becomes a "real" flesh & blood girl by giving her heart to William...If she decides to leave William for any reason, she turned back to cloth, metal, and wires. If she decides to keep her heart to herself from the start and continue on her quest to learn who she is, she never becomes flesh & blood... at least not in the storyline we are given. Who knows what would happen in the future...Is it the act of giving your heart that makes you real? Is it giving it to your "owner?" Either way, the idea that Copper only becomes real by giving the key to her heart to someone leaves a bad taste in my mouth.Even with that issue, the stories are still enjoyable and I would be interested in reading more.Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sora Seishin
    2019-03-16 04:30

    ARC received in NetGalley.I have a heart-shaped hole. Like an empty bird's nest, it rests among marigold-hued ruffles above the topmost hook of my corset.The hole was not left by something removed, but for something anticipated.I am an automaton.A Heart for Copper isn't a linear book. In the end of each chapter, we must make a decision and choose how the story will continue.The book puts us in the point of view of Copper, an automaton, that has just been activated by her master, William. But the Inquisition forbids the creation of new automatons, so Copper (or you, reader) must decide what she wants to do after her heart is activated.With a steampunk scenarium and a romance between creator and creature, this book had everything to succeeded. However, its problem is that it ends too fast! Maybe it's the choices I made, but there was near no conflict. When I thought the story was beginning, it ended and left everything without explanation. Why is William's sister so bad? Can we fight the Inquisition? There are other automatons hidden? The world created by the authot is so interesting, it deserved better treatment.A Heart for Copper is a book that's too short, leaving us with more questions than answers. However, it was fun to go back to this "choose your own adventure" book type and I intend to look for more books like this. Too bad this one didn't work out so well.

  • Hadiqa
    2019-03-26 09:39

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing me the opportunity to read and review this book.A very unique book because I have not seen or read a book written in an interactive and choice kind of format. This was a first and I was quite fascinated by the fact that by simply choosing an option revealed the chapter or the story related to it.Anyway, the story was not as impressive as I though it would have been. I usually choose books to read on the basis of cover photos and the blurbs provided at the end of the book and both of these were great for A Heart for Copper. The endings were good but I felt kind of disappointed with the story and how soon it ended.However, I think that the author, Sharon, could elevate this work by adding more detail, more description, more scenes, show the inventor's childhood and how he made her etc. Things like these make the reader connect to the characters and the book and I felt it lacking while reading it.A good effort, and a successful experiment with using the interactive tool in the story.

  • Saruuh Kelsey
    2019-03-03 09:17

    This little book was a cute, steampunk tale. I liked the premise of the story, and the choose your own adventure format of the book, even if I did get mightily confused at first. It's easy to follow the progression of the story and fun to choose the outcome, to decide which choices the character makes.I feel that the choices I made resulted in a much shorter story than the other choices would have made, but I'm pleased with the tale. I would love for it to continue, and for Copper's story to be explored more, since the end is left wide open. The one thing I didn't like was that there was a romance element between the MC and her 'master'. As usual, I hate this term and this trope, but I loved there was an alternate option, with a pretty cute boy who was more like Copper than her master. The brevity of the story didn't allow for much, if any, character development, and I didn't understand or connect with any of the characters but I suspect I would have if it were longer. The same goes for the world building - it was impressive for such a short story, but I needed more.All in all, a unique steampunk tale in which a clockwork girl learns to make human choices - I wish it was longer!!These are the choices I made:I keep the key.Stay with Hephaesta and Silk.

  • Brit
    2019-03-19 12:17

    I was pleasantly surprised by this little choose your own adventure novella. I think that Sharon could continue to develop the story and provide true alternate endings. I felt that there were just two ways to arrive at the same conclusion. That was disappointing and is the reason why I could only give 5 stars. It was a clean story, another thing I really appreciated, especially coming out of the steam punk genre.I love the steam punk genre. It allows for so much creativity. I want to see the author take this idea further! It took me back to my childhood days of choose your own adventure stories. How fun for young adults.

  • Candice Kamencik
    2019-03-04 05:20

    This was cute. A fast read, and interesting premise. I appreciate how the author really did try and provide a very wide range of options. Each choice really made the story veer off into a completely different direction then the other.Characters were likable and engaging, especially Copper. I was very surprised at the depth created in such a short time with her. Unfortunately the shortness was the negative of the books to me. I know it's hard to say books with multiple endings are "short" as they involve much more writing for the creator, but creating a character that is so enjoyable is a double edged word - I want more of her!If I could give this story 3.5 stars, I would.

  • Kat W
    2019-02-28 11:34

    I was curious to try a choose-your-own-path story and this was a great introduction. It was a sweet short story, well organized, well written, nice characters, and considering the length of the story, it had a decently made setting. I enjoyed the different paths and just wish it was longer so I could spend more time with the characters.

  • Bekah
    2019-02-27 06:30

    Not quite three stars, but fun. It was cute and fun. it made me feel like a kid again, choosing the path I wanted to take to get me through the story. I may re-read it and try different variations to see what I get.

  • NocturnalBookworm
    2019-02-24 10:36

    This is a great introduction to choose your own story books. I enjoyed the steampunk theme and the clockwork magic. It was a very quick read, even going through all the different options and it left me wanting to know what happens next. Over all I enjoyed this new experience.

  • Teresa
    2019-03-05 08:34

    4 stars This is my first story from SilkWords