{Effie Reviews} Pawn by Aimée Carter

Posted July 31, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Pawn by Aimée Carter


by Aimee Carter
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1
Published on November 26th, 2013
by Harlequin Teen
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: The Goddess Test, Pawn, Captive


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.

3.5 Stars

Pawn is about Kitty who ends up failing a Test that will dictate her entire life and as a result is branded as a III. But to be able to be near her boyfriend Benjy until he can take the Test and be branded, she goes to one of the infamous “clubs” until the time comes. But on her first night there, she’s “bought” and given the chance by the Prime Minister Daxton himself, to become a VII, in exchange for this chance, she’s completely changed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece. And it’s the start of Kitty being dragged into the treacherous and dangerous internal struggles and political moves of the Hart family.

Now let me start by saying that this story is amazingly well written. And I sure liked it alot better than The Goddess Test trilogy. I also really enjoyed the policial intrigue and the awesome twists and turns in this book. They seriously blew my mind at times. I didn’t know who to trust or what would happen next, and it’s awesome to read a book like that.

However, despite all the good and awesomeness in Pawn, I missed something. I don’t know what it was oe how to explain it but I just missed something and it wasn’t the lovely little romance in the book, that part was perfectly fine and I’m really glad it wasn’t the main plot of the story. But yeah … I missed something and it also didn’t help that some parts of the book were boring. Like I-wanna-throw-this-book-against-a-wall-kind of boring.

And while I enjoyed all the characters in the book from the evil mean Daxton and Augusta to the brave Kitty. I just couldn’t connect with them at all. Not with Kitty or Knox or Benjy or Celia. I did feel something for Greyson but that could just be because I think he’s cute and deserves a bigger part in the book. Other than that, the characters were okay and enjoyable, nothing really mind-blowing.

So all in all, I enjoyed Pawn and I will definitely read Captive, but unfortunately it doesn’t make my top favourite list. It’s still a good book and I would definitely recommend it to other readers.


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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