Pawn by Aimee Carter (review)


I received this from the publisher via NetGalley

Kitty Doe has just taken her test and has been branded a III, she is in the lower rankings of society where she will spend the rest of her life cleaning up after those higher than her. When she is given an opportunity to become a VII she says yes. Unaware of what she must do when she is given a VII and unaware that she will be Masked to look like Lila Hart, the Prime Ministers niece. Kitty’s life has been transformed and she is forced to join a rebellion which Lila started. She learns to no longer be a pawn in a twisted game between family.

I was really looking forward to reading Pawn and I was ecstatic when I got approved to read this from NetGalley. It didn’t really fall short of my expectations and it is actually one of the best dystopia’s I’ve read in a while. The world building was pretty good, it could have been better. Maybe talking more about the society in general, like culture and things like that. But it wasn’t needed. It was filled with plenty action and suspense and it really kept my attention.

I really did like Kitty. She was slightly naive at the start. For example, when she said yes at the offer. However, she really grew up and she was very brave, even though she was scared she was still willing to help get the word out to the people. I really admired her at the end of the book when there was a decision which she had to make, which wasn’t for the good of the people but for herself and the one person she loved. That is something which we don’t see very often in YA books, where the heroin has a selfishness in her. The other characters were well rounded and interesting, even when they were not likeable, they were still interesting.

Overall, it was a really good enjoyable read. If you are looking for a suspenseful dystopia then I highly suggest you pick up Pawn

RATING: ★★★★☆


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