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Review: Pawn

pawnPawn by Aimee Carter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Source: Paperback copy courtesy of publisher

Pawn had a very promising action-packed beginning. Kitty Doe has just been assessed as a III which means that she no longer has a promising future and she’s looking to end it by causing trouble. Trouble (with the capital ‘T’), however, came seeking her instead. She accepted what she thought was her only option of a ‘real’ life but the consequences were beyond her imagining.

It was quite frustrating that Kitty is not a fighter (like Katniss or Tris) though she has some street cred and it helped the action, at times. There was also another ability that she’s missing (which most of us take for granted) which debilitated her somewhat. This really limited Kitty and made her really dependable on others –it was a bit exasperating though I wonder if this limitation will mean something else in the next installment (that’s what I’m hoping because otherwise, this is just a really annoying trait).

There were quite a lot of characters so it was a little hard to develop in such a short time but they seem to be a lot of fun. The world also was a little underdeveloped. And despite the action at the start of the book, Pawn was actually quite slow but packed with intrigue with lots of twisty turns. I felt that Pawn has barely scratched the surface though I’m really looking forward to book 2, Captive. As I was having a very grumpy and moody day, all these suited me just fine as I didn’t need to think too hard and I actually quite enjoyed it.

Thank you, Harlequin Books Australia, for copy of paperback

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Teaser Tuesdays: Pawn



Whether she’d tried or not, I didn’t see how she could sit across a table from the people who had murdered her daughter and act like nothing had happened.  I had a hard enough time looking Daxton in the eye, knowing he’d had Tabs killed.

~page 111

pawnPawn (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.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!