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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)

Publisher: 26 November 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Pages: 347
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 book has been on my To Be Read list for a year. My friend recently bought it and of course I stole it from her right after she was done reading it. Literally, I walked into her house, took the book, left The Young Elites in it's place, and then left. That's my life. 

Anyways, I have heard some pretty great things about this book and I was excited to read it for myself and decide how good it was. Now while I don't think that it was the best book I have ever read, I was not disappointed either. I thought it was actually really great! 

I thought it was a fresh idea and the book didn't really remind me a whole lot of anything else. I liked the idea of the ranking system. I know a lot of books are using that right now but I do like how they all do it. It was slightly confusing that VII was the best that you could get rather than a I like most of the other books use. I also really liked that I could not predict some of the plot twists. There were three off the top of my head that I did not see coming. Unfortunately they are all mega spoilers so I will not say anything further. 

I am really interested to see where the whole Kitty - Benji - Knox relationship will go. Because while Kitty is with Benji, Lila, who Kitty is impersonating, is engaged to Knox, but there is something between Kitty and Knox. I can see it. And I really what to know where those relationships will go and how they will progress in the next book, Captive (which is thankfully already out!). 

Honestly, this book was innovative, action-packed, romance-filled, and all together exceptional. I definitely recommend that everyone read Pawn by Amiee Carter sometime soon! You will not regret it!

-Shawnee Smith

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