Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, Book 1) by Aimée Carter

In Washington, DC, seventy years after democracy has fallen, the number you’re assigned by the government decrees your fate.

Seventeen-year-old orphan Kitty Doe is stuck as a III, looked down upon by the higher ranks. Until a chance encounter gives her the opportunity to become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

She is forced to take up Lila Hart’s identity, the Prime Minister’s neice who has died. Living this new role, she is loved and admired by all, but being this famous also means finding out dark secrets. Dark secrets which can only cause trouble in a powerful family who do not fear blackmailing and threatening eachother.

This book is the first of the Blackcoat Rebellion series. I really enjoyed it and thought it was brilliant.

The storyline was great and the plot was fast paced. It developed well as the story progressed.

I liked how we were introduced to this new life and its secrets from Kitty’s point of view. When she was left in the dark, so was we, which made the story exciting. It was very well written.

I liked the characters and the world portrayed. The horrors of life for some people was really shown, especially with the Elsewhere.

Kitty was a great character. She starts of as the young girl who only wants to make her life better and survive, but after being practically blackmailed into her new role, she comes out a strong independent women who is able ti look oit for herself by the end of the book.

I liked Knox. He came across very mysterious at times, but very likeable. He wants to protect the ones he cares about. Pretending that Kitty is Lila, his wife to be,is no easy task to keep up akd convince everyone of, but he soon cares for her in a genuine way.

Benjy was an okay character, but he did come across as a lovesick puppy at times. I did feel that he needed to ‘man up’ a little bit, but he was by no means a bad character.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. It was very well written, engaging, exciting and with good characters. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

 

 

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