Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion) by Aimée Carter

Pawn is the first installment in, The Blackcoat  Rebellion series.

Kitty Doe has spent her entire life in a group home due to restrictions in society on, how many children can be born, her only way out is to score high on the national placement test that will determine her caste. Kitty is bright girl but she has a reading disability and this leads to her eventually downfall. She scores at III, which gives her no true opportunities to improve her life. Her life will be hard and full of impoverishment.

Kitty decides to ditch her assigned job and become a prostitute. On the night her virtue is auctioned off to the highest bidder in history, her life changes in ways she could never have imagined. Her body, face and being are transformed or "masked" into that another. Into a person, who wants to change the way society is. She is now, a VII, the highest rank possible but with it comes dangers and her life is at stake.

Carter's dystopian, while similar to many others out there saturating the market is worth your time and the read. The characters are intriguing, intelligent and unforgettable.

Grade: A


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