Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Date Read: November 29, 2014
Genre: YA - Dystopian
Source: eARC from Harlequin Teen / MiraINK
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.
But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.
As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?
Pawn was one of my favourite books of 2013. Aimee Carter's first dystopian book just made me fall even more in love with both her and the dystopian genre. I couldn't wait to get my hands of the second installment, Captive. Captive was completely different to what I expected, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Pawn but it was still a great installment of The Blackcoat Rebellion series.
Kitty's life has changed so drastically since her test. The past two months she has been living a lie. Pretending to be someone else and all she wants is her old life back so she can be with the one she loves. But Kitty's story is not over after a major revelation forces her life to go in a direction she never imagined. But as she deals with the terrible can she get through it?
Captive took a turn that I never expected, and to be honest I still don't understand why Aimee decided to do it. I still don't get why it was necessary and what the point of it was. Personally I feel like Captive most definitely has 'middle book syndrome.' It was good but not much of much importance happened. It was a lot slower paced and I think that the whole book could have fit into just a few chapters and then got on to the more important storyline. To me, Captive was very much just a stepping stone building up to what is going to happen in the final book of the series.
Kitty ended up really annoying me in this one. She just seemed so different to the Kitty we grew to love in the first book. I found her irritating and I felt like all she did thorughout the whole book was moan and complain about herself, how hard up she was and how sad she was about not being with Benjy. Just get a grip, you've dealt your cards... now play them!
I still loved Captive and there were some twists that really had me shocked as I never saw them coming. I most definitely liked Pawn much better but Captive has me really looking forward to the final installment in the series, Queen. Although Captive was not as addictive, fast-paced or as good as Pawn it was a necessary step to get to where we need to be. I can't wait to see how it all ends.