Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter (teen fantasy/adventure)

ImageFor 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.

Stars: 3.5/5

Even though this book took me almost a month to read I still really liked it. Most of the time I didn’t have time to read and other things were more important but downloaded this as an advanced readers copy (the book was released on Nov. 26, 2013) and my time was running out so I finally had to sit down and finish it, which I did at about 2am and I kept going even when my eyes were starting to flutter shut. It’s not really a new twist on the dystopian fantasy that has become so popular lately, but more like a behind the scenes look. Once of the issues I had with the book was Kitty’s constant indecisiveness, her opinion would change every two seconds and even when she decided to do something we’d get her thoughts and she’d still be indecisive in her head. This book is also very confusing, not in a way that the author didn’t know what she was doing, but in a way that you were just as confused by what was going on as the characters were, it draws you into the book so you want to know what happens. Even though it’s dystopian I wouldn’t really compare it to The Hunger Games or Divergent, it seems to be more along the lines of Matched. 

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