Author : Aimee Carter
Rating : 4 Stars!
Hardcover, 296 pagesExpected publication: November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN : 0373210558 (ISBN13: 9780373210558)
Source copy : NetGalley
YOU CAN BE A VII IF YOU GIVE 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.
Source : Goodreads
When one person's entire life wasn't determined by a single test; when you had the chance to be whatever you wanted to be and live the kind of life you wanted without being told what to do. When we all had a choice. A real choice.
I was in loved from the way Aimee Carter created a whole new length of strength and bravery of the characters she had made on the Goddess Test Trilogy. Everyone of them have different insights with their responsibilities with their ranks, so when I discovered that she has a new book to be published, I never hesitate to request it on NetGalley. Luckily, they accepted my request which made me so delighted and thankful. To NetGalley and the people behind Harlequin Teen, thanks a lot for letting me read the e-ARC. *virtual huggggggggsssssss*
Pawn is set on a country wherein the people lived based on their standings in the society. They are categorized with different marks behind their neck that indicates their lives until the end. The idea of it for me, is a bit original and at the same time discriminating. Because in our times, people *almost* makes a label for each and every one of us. The society has the power to know and decide what would be the result of us in the future. And some, as a member of a society just let that happen. That’s what I’m thinking from the beginning of the book. It somehow views the standings of every citizen within a country today. Close enough to reality every time the character thinks on what would be their role in the society.
The world of Kitty Doe is already marked with a rank upon their seventeenth birthday. The society gets to decide their position once they got their rank. VII is the highest and grandest rank that a citizen will ever get and I is the worst and tragically a rank every citizen will always try to avoid. She was marked as III, not even close enough to be useful in the society. She decided that even she was marked as a III, she can make it through all of it just to be with Benjy. It is something that is technically inevitable to live upon the world where anyone judges you by the way you are marked. But Kitty don’t let it fall on her, she’s determined not to be sent in Elsewhere and get to live with the way she wants. Even if the consequence is leaving him.
I am fascinated with her bravery from the start. She’s aware of the things she can’t do but then she wanted to find a way to survive from all of it. Until she accepted to be Masked as Lila Hart. To belong into the most powerful family on their society, she clearly have no choice to accept it than to have a struggle life with Tabs.
Her world was turned upside-down and it overwhelms her to see how the Hart family proves to be the most powerful as they can get since the start of their generation.
It is almost like making an uprising or a rebellion to fight for what the citizen deserves and not by their ranks. The conflict of the Hart's family is highly engaging to terrifyingly great. All of them are eager to kill each other to be one of the most powerful man in the society.The romance and affections of the characters are so deliciously addicting. There are so much possibilities how love can blaze up their feelings even they're in the middle of a war.
Pawn is unquestionably another series of Aimee Carter that I’ll definitely watch out. The character shows an exceptional way to defy the things that waits for them. Not to mention, the political ways to rule the society is highly addicting. You’ll definitely want more from the end of it. The romance, killings, and rebellion will engage you at the most unexpected ways.
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