Audio Review: Pawn (The Black Coat Rebellion) by Aimee Carter

Release Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audio
Narrator: Lameece Issaq
Length: 8 hrs 7 min
Genre: Dystopian/ YA
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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.


I didn't know what to expect with this book, but it was surprisingly addictive.  Much like the society in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth at the age of 17 all citizens must go through a testing process that will rank them.  This rank determines where they fit into society.  Kitty earns a 3 which is a hard life, but she is offered the opportunity to become a 7, something only the Hart family has and before she can find out what the catch is she agrees and is thrust into the manipulative and dangerous world of the Hart family.

Conspiracies abound in this novel and you really have a hard time figuring out who Kitty can trust and who she can't.  Its a chess game to stay alive and Kitty is a pawn, can she make it to the end of the game or will she be killed before it ends?

Fast paced with twists, turns and what seemed to be a budding love triangle.  This book surprised me and kept me reading.  Can't wait to download book 2.