Pawn by Aimée Carter
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion (#1)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: 26th November 2013
Summary: “YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.
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.”
The summary given on Goodreads is just awful, it just doesn’t explain the plot well enough… it makes things seem shallow.
Anyway, I have to criticize the name of the main character, Kitty… well Kitty, it’s a baby cat you know? It’s also the name perv guys like to calls girls xD but like the main character explains, her mom must’ve been crazy when she had named her Kitty – I can only agree with that statement, my grandma wanted to name me after her aunt, who happened to enjoy throwing acid on people’s cars, and who’s name was Teodora T.T , thank God my mom didn’t allow that –
Kitten is introduced to us as a rather “interesting” 17-year-old girl. She steals an orange, yeah, she steals an orange and risks getting caught and killed because of an orange, no, she wasn’t that hungry, she was just mad because after taking The Test that would decided her future, she is graded with a III, a III means she will live a miserable life, not as bad as a I or a II, but still, as a III she’s considered as a useless member of society. Her boyfriend who’s only one month younger, one moth until his 17th birthday, tries to calm her down, tells her that he will run away with her. Kitten doesn’t accept that, she knows the risk, she knows that both of them will be killed if caught. Kitten then makes the decision to work for Tabs, a hooker, for one month until her boyfriend comes to her rescue after he becomes 17.
Kitty get’s her first client, on this scene I asked myself if what I was reading was really YA ahaha, but don’t worry, nothing sexual happens between her and her client. You see, her first client is the dangerous Prime Minister, who makes a her a proposal she can’t refuse; she can either spend the rest of her days as a III or become a VII. Obviously she notices that there must be a catch but the Prime Minister only reveals her task after she had agreed.
Kitty wakes up in a hospital bed, completely different, she went through a plastic surgery, a hardcore one, she is Masked and turned into the Prime Minister’s niece, Lila Hart, who had a very doubtful accident. You are perhaps asking why was Kitty chosen instead of another girl, well, Kitty happens to have eyes exactly like Lila’s, and eyes are the only thing that can not be changed.
Kitty must learn how to impersonate Lila in perfection, so nobody will ever find that she’s not really who they think she is.
I wrote a list of most characters so the story will be better understood:
– Kitty – main character; Benjamin – Kitty’s boyfriend; Daxton Hart -the Prime Minister; Augusta – Daxton’s mother; Celia- Daxton’s sister; Knox -Lila’s fiance; Lila -Celia’s daughter; Greyson – Daxton’s son
So as you can see, there’s this family, the Harts, aka bunch of “hartless” bastards *I made a funny*, honestly they’re all a bunch a back-stabbing, conspiratorial twats, truly, I just felt so mad and frustrated, cause this book, it’s always about plots, secrets, Kitty finding out stuff that were a lot predictable… I was undoubtedly, discontented with Kitty’s stupidity! Seriously, it was obvious from the very beginning that she would be a PAWN used by everyone. Even though she tried to follow Daxton’s rules at first, it’s was quite conspicuous that everyone wanted to use her for their own selfish reasons…
The thing that really angered me the most was the end of the book, again I couldn’t help but feel mad, cause honestly, that shit could be avoided! Stupid Kitty!
Don’t get me wrong, this book was still a great one to read, I genuinely did not stop reading until the very end, I ought to praise Aimée for that. I recommend it to you if you like dystopia, romance and political strategies – lmao –
Playlist: B.A.P. -1004 ; Power; One Shot; No Mercy; Hurricane.
*Galley received by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review*