ARC Review: Captive by Aimee Carter

Posted November 25, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 6 Comments

ARC Review: Captive by Aimee Carter


by Aimee Carter
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #2
Pages: 298
Published on November 25th 2014
by Harlequin Teen
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Kismet Book Touring

Also by this author: The Goddess Test, Pawn, Pawn

For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

4.5 Stars

Damn… Well, it’s safe to say this book doesn’t suffer from Second-Book-Syndrome. Far from it even. Captive is intense and full of twists you’ll never see coming. There’s no shortage of action scenes and I was glued to the screen of my eReader until the very last page.

To avoid spoilers, I won’t give you a summary. Though if you’ve read the blurb, my efforts here will be wasted, lol. In any case I won’t give away anything that might ruin the first book for you. Captive starts a bit after the events of Pawn and that’s all I’ll say about it.

This time around the stakes are even higher for Kitty. There’s a lot on the line and her life is in more danger than before. I loved how the author wasn’t afraid to reveal a shocking twist. Well, a couple of them actually. They were heart stopping, seriously. One twist fairly early in the story literally made my heart skip a beat. And I gasped. I rarely react to a book, normally I’m just reading in silent so when a book makes me react in any way, whether it’s gasping, laughing, crying or something else, it means it’s doing something right. I’m glad I forced myself to stop reading after chapter 1 yesterday evening because I would’ve stayed up all night finishing this one. For sure.

As usual, we’re introduced to a couple of new characters and I liked all of them. I won’t give too many names here either, because of the spoilers and stuff. I was a bit sad I didn’t see Greyson as much, because I like him a lot. Benjy still is a great character, I love him so much! I love Knox too, despite everything. I really do like Kitty as a main character, I was just a bit frustrated with her in this book. She knows how high the stakes are and she still does so many stupid things without thinking. Even when she promises to not do something because that is the safest way, she still goes out and does it, risking a lot of lives in the process. But in the end she still does it for a good reason. She wants to protect the ones she loves and is willing to give her life for them if that’s what it takes. And I love her for that.

Captive is a great sequel and I can’t wait to read the third and final book, Queen! If you liked Pawn, you will like (or even love) Captive too. I personally liked it better than Pawn even though my rating is the same. Fans of dystopian should like this series too! It’s one of the better ones out there for sure.

Check out my favorite quotes here.

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Here is an excerpt of the audiobook, provided to me by Esther Bochner from

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About Aimee Carter

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.

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6 responses to “ARC Review: Captive by Aimee Carter

  1. Thanks for keeping it spoiler free Bieke! I still had to skim your review because I am getting this soon and wanted to go in blind, but I’m really glad to see that the stakes are higher for Kitty and we get some awesome new characters. Wonderful review lovely! Glad you enjoyed it.

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