Friday, November 1, 2013

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Harlequin Teen on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Pawn
Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Date: November 26, 2013


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.

Why?: This sounds like a really interesting concept for a dystopian/sci-fi novel, and the synopsis caught my attention as soon as I read it. It kind of reminds of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield (which I really enjoyed), so I'm really intrigued as to why people are Masked and how it's done. The world sounds like something that took a lot of thought and planning to create, and I'm also really excited to find out how the world is constructed.

Expectations: I expect a high-intensity dystopian with lots of sci-fi elements. A lot of world building as well, since this world is very different from ours. Secrets and mysteries and all of that jazz will probably be everywhere, and I hope Kitty is smart enough to unravel them all. Probably some romance thrown in too.

Judging a book by its cover: At first glance, this cover looks very simple. I love the blue against the gray, and I think the maze in the middle is really cool looking. But as you look closer, you can see other things. Like the eye in the maze, and the III in the middle of it. I really like the cover, and I think I would pick it up if I saw it on a shelf in a bookstore or library or click on it if I was looking for Kindle books.


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