Pawn by Aimee Carter.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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.

General Overview (No Spoilers)

I had not previously read a book by this author. I loved this book. It was full of unexpected storylines and surprises. A setting that was beautifully set up and no holes. I was a bit worried at first that there was going to be prostitution in it, and since it is young adult, it was worried, but it all worked out in the end.

5 out of 5 stars

Step by Step Overview (Spoilers)

0% – This book looks amazing, definitely my kind of book. I started this book whilst going on a plane going to Spain and did not have my notebook all the time so I could not right it all down straight away, so some of the steps are different than normal.

10% – 40% – Nice story. Dystopian setting. Not too much of an explanation given about how the society got in the state it is, but enough to keep younger readers statisfied. I know it is young adult but not exactly sure how young it is aimed at. It deals with  adult issues like prostitution, but as far as I can remember the word prostitution is never said, and not too much detail is gone into either, so possibly okay for 13-14 year olds, not any younger because there is a lot of mention of death and people being shot, not going into too much gory details but there is no emotion involved with the deaths so not advised for younger readers. Overall I am loving it so far. It’s unusual for a dystopian novel to have a lot of things from out time like electricity and T.V. etc, normally some sort of nuclear war or something of the sort has happened. This is a little disconcerting at times but refreshing. It is set in America and so far the only states mentioned are D.C. and Denver, not sure if the rest of the world still have inhabitants.

50% – I was hoping there was not going to be a love triangle (least this this one is different.)

60% – The story is flowing well, it’s a nice easy read, the politics are easy to follow. I honestly do not trust Celia but I think Know is trustworthy. Could be wrong though.

70% – What happened to Daxton and who is the imposter? Will they stop at nothing to get revenge?

80% – Did not see that coming. Is anyone to be trusted.? What exactly is going on? I don’t think this plan will end well.

90% – 100% – Wow, nice ending, finishes up nicely but leaves room for the next one. Looking forward to it. I loved this book, exciting and full of good characters.

Who would I recommend this to?

Anyone who likes dystopian novels, young adult fantasy. It’s a great read, well worth it.