Pawn by Aimee Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley (I was approved to read this title in 2013)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Book Description: 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.
My thoughts: Kitty Doe has taken her test to see what she will be doing for the rest of her life. A test taken at seventeen determines you place in society. She can't read and didn't do well and will spend her days cleaning the sewer. She is given an opportunity to have a better life without knowing the strings attached.
Now she is a Pawn in a political game of greed and ambition. Her choices can change the lives of everyone. She has to decide if she is up for the challenge and if she is willing to put her life on the line. Her hearts desire is to have a nice quite future with her boyfriend Benji. She will have to keep them both alive long enough before they can escape.
This was a very interesting Dystopian book. I was a little leery at the beginning because of the decisions put in front of Kitty. I am glad that I kept reading. The book had so much political intrigue. There were plots within plots and it was interesting when they unraveled. Aimee Carter did a wonderful job at building the plot and the suspense. It was hard to decipher who Kittie should trust. Everyone had an agenda.
If you are a fan of the dystopian genre, this is a book that you don't want to miss. This is the first book in a series. The second book, Captive, is out with the third, Queen, to be published in November.
This book contains violence, innuendo, and kissing.