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Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter


Are you more than the number on the back of your neck?

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
I have mixed feelings about this book. I think I liked it but I must admit I wasn't blown away.

Pawn is a dystopian story set in a future America where one family is in charge and people are given their place in the world based on a test they take at the age of 17. The world is interesting but I am now getting to the point where I feel a reader like dystopian has been over done for me and I'm not reading anything substantially different from all the other books on a similar theme.

This particular story focuses on Kitty who tested low on the test and was offered to improve her social status if she asked no questions. It led to her being made into a double of the daughter of the ruling family to help cover up her murder. It was really interesting to see how she dealt with becoming this new person but I really struggled to connect with her. I did enjoy that there were several twists which I didn't see coming at all and those were the reason why I kept reading to the end however as to whether I'll actually bother to pick up book the jury is still out.

Comments

cloveryness said…
Yeah, I wasn't sold on this one either. What a shame.