Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Release Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 352
Source: Own

The Story:

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.

Rating: THREE Gold Stars!!!

My Review: 

I have to say, I enjoyed Aimee Carter's Goddess Test series much more than The Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy. I really wanted to like Pawn. The premise sounded interesting so I was really excited but it just didn't do it for me. I had a hard time being drawn into the story.


There were several interesting aspect of the story. The caste system, the country being run by one family, the aptitude test that determining a citizen's caste then receiving a tattoo representing their rank. The main conflict was Kitty Doe trying to be a double-agent -- Masked at Lila Hart, the country's princess and the face of the Blackcoat Rebellion. Sounds interesting right? Well, it was -- just not as kickass I as went in expecting. Nevertheless, it was decent and had plenty of plot-twists And I love plot-twists you don't see coming.

Character breakdown:

Usually when I read there is at least one character I fall in love with but, unfortunately, not in Pawn. However, Daxton and Augusta (the bad guys) were runners up.

Kitty Doe - Kitty irritated me to highest level. She was weak, a bit naive and always got caught doing something trying to go through with half-baked ideas.

Ben Doe - Ben was cute. That is all I can say because readers aren't really given the chance to get to known him let alone relate or swoon over him.

Daxton & Augusta Hart - They were well written villain. I hated them and what is a villain if you cant hate him/her? I feel as if they were the strongest characters in the story.

All in all, I can't quite pinpoint what it was about Pawn that made me reluctant to love it and that sucks, I am sorry. as always, I advise that you give Pawn a try for yourself or read an excerpt before you purchase it. I may not have been particularly fond of the book but that doesn't mean you wont. And, at least know that it does get better. I enjoyed Captive more than I did Pawn so if anything, push through Pawn and it'll get better.

*Sorry for the crappy review*

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