Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: Pawn by Aimée Carter

By: Aimée Carter
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1


For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed…and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.


This is definitely no Goddess Test revisited.  This is a new side to Aimee Carter that I'm loving.  I haven't read a dystopian book in quite a while, but this book has movie written all over it.  The characters were interesting, the setting is definitely interesting.  It's set in the future where everyone is ranked and marked with a symbol tattooed on their necks and only one family rule the whole country.  Talk about a monarchy where evil meets eviler. Is that a word, well it should be if it isn't.

We meet Kitty who was recently marked as a III which is not saying much, but she can't help that she can't read and they didn't give her additional help.  Either way now her life is ruined and she doesn't know what to do, so like any self respecting person she turns to prostitution, which let me just say didn't turn out so well for her.  before she can even get in the game she is purchased by Daxton Hart and her starts the story of Kitty as Lila Hart. 

If that doesn't get your attention, how about they completely redo her entire figure, face, everything to be exactly like the late Lila Hart to trick the world into believing she really isn't dead.  Could you imagine the type of technology it would take to for example make someone taller longer hair, body shape different everything just seeing that alone would be fascinating and quite freaky because then if it could be done to one it could be done to many, think about that. 

While Kitty tried to please everyone while pretending to be Lila Hart, it wasn't easy on her as she just wanted to be with Benjy her boyfriend from back home.  But she's been thrust upon this family who are all nuts by the way because they all just want to kill one another for one stupid reason or just plain greed.  It's interesting to watch Kitty flip flop between her feelings for each individual family member but when certain truths come out there's only one thing she can do, make sure to do the right thing in her eyes. 

It gets quite hectic and exciting and adventurous (and kick ass) from the middle on to the end the book just keeps you at the edge of your seat because you just don't know what is going to happen next and that is what makes this book exciting.  Just when you think one thing is going to happen another thing happens.  Treacherous family to say the least, all for the power to rule the country or the power not to rule the country.  I know I wouldn't want it, would you?

There is so much going on and it's all so fabulous with the drama and the action in this book it definitely is a great start to a series.  Go Blackcoats! Go Kitty! You have to check this book out.  I can't wait to see what is going to happen next now that everyone in the family seems to know every little secret the other possesses or will new secrets come out.  Too good!

I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin TEEN, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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