Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Review: Pawn

Title - Pawn
Author - Aimee Carter 
Series - The Blackcoat Rebellion #1
Genre - YA Dystopian
Format - Kindle Arc Ebook
Published - November 26th 2013
Publisher - Harlequin Teen



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.

I received Pawn in return of an honest review from the publisher via NetGalley. Kitty Doe is an orphan growing up in the system till she hits 17 and takes the test which will determine her future in life. When she tests but only succeeds in being ranked as a three with an assignment across the country in order to stay in town with her boyfriend her only option is to join Tabs in prostitution. On her first night they auction her off to the highest bidder, who plans to change Kitty’s life making her on of the most powerful girl in the country.

Kitty wakes up from surgery with a whole new life taking over for the late Lila who died in a skiing accident. Kitty has no other choice but to accept the offer and pretend to be Lila or end up like Tabs. Everyone has plans for Kitty from being against the rebels to supporting the rebels. With the help of Lila’s mother and fiancĂ© Kitty is tossed into a new world full of deceit, murder, secrets and even a little romance. As the truth about what’s really going on starts to come out will Kitty fall victim like Lila or survive?

I wasn’t sure about Kitty at first but as the story progressed I grew to love her she is like a wine just keeps getting better with age. I loved that she cared so much for her boyfriend Benjy and was willing to risk her life to keep him safe. I wasn’t sure about Knox I wanted to dislike him but I just couldn’t and I see a lot of potential for him in the next book. I was worried we would see a love triangle but we didn’t get one which I was really happy about.

I’ve been sitting on this one far too long, as I received it for review over a year ago and I feel terrible about not getting to it sooner. Pawn is an interesting concept while it’s still a dystopian I found the story fresh and exciting. The storyline has a nice mix of suspense and action making it hard to put the novel down. This is my first book by Aimee Carter but I have become a quick fan of her writing style it just flows so smoothly and I was captivated by the book. The characters are easy to connect with I loved Kitty by the end and can’t wait to continue her story. Pawn is one of those must reads for fans of the dystopian genre it’s a clean novel so teens as well as adults will enjoy it. I’ve already picked up the second one and I’m looking forward to find out what happens next in Kitty’s world.

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