Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Review - Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter



Title: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Release Date: 26th November 2013

Blurb from Goodreads:

YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.

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.





My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Aimee Carter*


3.5/5 stars

On her seventeenth birthday Kitty Doe takes a test to see what caste she will be. 
Hoping to get a IV, Kitty is disappointed when she receives a III. 
After a series of events, Kitty is offered the chance to become a VII and one of the Harts, the family that runs the country. 
She is Masked - surgically altered to look like Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who has died and she must stop the rebellion that Lila had secretly been nurturing.

Pawn was a good book with some interesting aspects - I liked that Kitty couldn’t read as it’s unusual for the protagonist to be unable to read. 
I also liked the characters. 
I was slightly disappointed with the ending though as it didn't feel that big or exciting.

Despite not being wowed I did enjoy this book and its unique dystopian world.