I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Pawn: Aimée Carter}Pawn by Aimée Carter
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
Buy on Amazon


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.

{My Thoughts} – This book is about a seventeen year-old girl named Kitty Doe. She lives in an America where you have to take an aptitude test of sorts in order to determine where it is you will be the most productive in society. When she is labeled a III she tries to figure out what she can do in order to keep her and her boyfriend together. She makes a series of unwise choices which lead her to the predicament at hand.

The Prime Minister offers her the option of becoming a VII and she has very little time to decide. Without putting much thought to it she agrees and that is all she can remember once she wakes up two weeks later in a hospital like bed. Now it is up to Kitty to do what she is meant to do with her life.

This book covers a lot emotions. It covers sadness, loss, revenge, happiness, anger, impulse and so many more. I really enjoyed reading this book because I think it is nice to have the option to choose if you want to stand your ground or allow others to push you around. This book is about understanding one’s destiny and what it means to be chosen for a role even if you were forcefully placed in it. It’s a well written book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.