Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: Pawn 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.

My Review:

 I'm not really sure what to say about this book. I really enjoyed Aimee's Goddess Test series, but I kind of just felt like this book was a hot mess. 

The first few lines of the story really drew me in. I loved the concept behind the ranking system and the privileges that came with the certain ranks. But, while I loved the idea, the storyline itself just didn't deliver. Everything happens soooo fast and everything's just conveniently handed to the characters. There's no real struggle, whether for weapons, or simply getting from place to place, it all just poofs into existence. 

The characters of the story were interesting. Kitty was an odd individual who I couldn't find myself relating to at all. She was going to chose prostitution over working in a sewer. It was way too weird for me.  Also, she seemed to accept her body changes with hardly any issues. Sure, there were a few references to her being uncomfortable, but nothing astronomical. Plus, she starts to trust people really fast. 

I never got a real sense of danger from the story. Whenever Kitty would be in a bad situation I was just kind of like, "meh." Although this book didn't have the depth of most other dystopian novels, it was a fast read (only 293 pages). So, if you're looking for a book that doesn't get you so invested in the story, and that you can just chill with, Pawn is it for you.

*Note: I received a copy of this book to review from Netgalley. This in no way altered my opinion/review.


  1. I didn't like The Goddess Test much nor did I like this story. It had so many layers of betrayal and characters pretending to be someone else that I got super confused.

    1. Haha. I could definitely see myself getting confused. Actually, I think I remember having a few ??? moments.


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