Wednesday, November 20, 2013

[Book Review] Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)Pawn
Aimee Carter

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.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Survive the streets. Obey the rules. Pass the test & proof that you’re worthy to help the society.
Kitty Doe has lived with forty other children since she was little. Studying for the big test that will determined her rank in the society is everything that she is focusing on with her boyfriend Benjy. The day she turns 17, she will know what the rest of her life will look like. But when she receives a III, she knows that being in sewage maintenance forever can only mean one thing – she is doomed and she will never see Benjy again. But Kitty doesn’t give up and will fight. 

When she meets Daxton Hart and he offers her to be the higher level there is – she knows to take that chance. Being higher rank means she can still be with Benjy and keep him safe. But she will never expected the events that occurred after she has been “masked” – stripped of her identity to take a face of Lila Hart – the second heir to the nation’s throne. 
This was an amazing read. I loved reading about the world structure and the ranking that took place in the book. Reading about the history of why the ranking was put in place made a lot of sense and I could see that happen in real life. With Dystopian side of the story, there was enough action and romance to keep it interesting and make reader get engaged with all the characters. This might sound bad but the author made me vote for Kitty to be with Knox but I guess I just have to wait until the second book and see! ;) 

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  1. YES! I'm sooo team Kitty and Knox. He seemed like a much more dynamic character and he had these moments where he seemed like he truly liked Kitty. Benjy just wasn't around very much so I don't particularly feel anything towards him. Fingers crossed Kitty & Knox become a thing. Also, I thought this was realistic too. I could see something like this happen one day, which is slightly terrifying.

    1. OMG I know!! But I really felt like they had a conection and hope it's going to become something more.

  2. Wonderful review. I am so glad you liked this. I didn't request it because I have so many others to read, but I think I am going to have to end up buying it.

    1. Hope you get to read it!! It's really interesting.