Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion) by Aimée Carter

Pawn is Book 1 in the Blackcoat Rebellion. This is my second time reading it. You can read it HERE.

I found this book just as interesting the second time around but didn't quite like it the same. The gist is this - Kitty Doe lived in a dystopian society. On her 17th birthday she takes a test that will determine her rank in society, which will result in what job assignments and social hierarchy she belongs to.

Kitty does not fair well on the test and receives a score of III. Kitty is disappointed and decides that she will not go on her "assignment" and will instead sell her body. She is auctioned off to the highest bidder a series of eventful actions take place and Kitty wakes up a few weeks later and no longer looks like herself. She has been "masked" and now looks exactly like Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece.

Kitty has to learn to walk, talk, dress and be Lila Hart. Talks of a rebellion starts to surface and she finds herself on the front fields of the fight of equality. Lies, murder, betrayal and deception all everywhere and Kitty how to decide who she is going to trust but sometimes keeping your enemies closer is the best bet.

I loved the premise behind the book and the ranking system. I liked that those who had "power" wanted to rebel but I felt that something was missing, perhaps more character development of a deeper storyline.

This is the best book of the entire series and the only ready I continued to read was because I wanted to know the outcome not because I felt a compulsion to do so.


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