February 25, 2015

5 Star #Review of Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by @aimee_carter

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.

Previously titled Masked.
 About the Author

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.

Find her on Twitter at @aimee_carter.

This is the second time I have read this book.  And I have to say that I still love it!  This book reminds me loosely of (The Selection and The Jewel) but with a much darker side.  I remember the first time I read this and the ending blew me away!  I didnt see it coming and it still blows me away!  This time around I don't have to wait to read book two!!  

 I really loved the fact that this was like The Hunger Games where it hasn't been hundreds of years since the fall of humanity as we knew it.  Its only been 71 or so in this story.  I think it also helped with the world building.  Which was great.  It was pretty simple if you ask me.  But in a way that it doesn't seem simple until you really start thinking about it.  I also loved that Carter doesn't waste time with info dumping that a lot of other authors do.  She gives you bits and pieces as the story goes on.  It has a great fast flow and doesn't get stagnate either.  

I also love that there is no love triangle and no omg I'm gonna die cliffhanger (ok maybe a little) 

I would love to have a copy of the necklace on the cover to.  So pretty. The book industry really needs to get into making things like that. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
You won't want to put it down!

"All opinions are 100% honest and my own."

This one is a little longer than a real quote but I love it so much! So here is a short Excerpt. 
"Have you ever played chess, Kitty? 

I eyed her. What did a board game have to do with this? "Not really."

"You and I should play sometime. I think you would like it," she said.  "It's a game of strategy, mostly. The strong pieces are in the back row, while the weak pieces-the pawns-are in the front, ready to take the brunt of the attack.  Because of their limited movement and vulnerability, most people underestimate them and only use them to protect the more powerful pieces. But when I play, I protect my pawns."

"Why?" I said, not entirely sure where this conversation was going.  "If they're weak, then what's the point?" 

"They may be weak when the game begins, but their potential is remarkable. Most of the time, they'll be taken by the other side and held captive until the end of the game. But is you're careful-if you keep your eyes open and pay attention to what your opponent is doing, if you protect your pawns and they reach the other side of the board, do you know what happens then?"

I shook my head, and she smiled. 

"Your pawn becomes a queen." She touched my cheek her fingers cold as ice. "Because they kept moving forward and triumphed against impossible odds, they become the most powerful piece in the game. Never forget that, all right? Never forget the potential one solitary pawn has to change the entire game."


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