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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.

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"Carter (the Goddess Test series) tries her hand at near-future dystopia, with mixed results. The economy has collapsed, and resources have run out — that's as much world-building as Carter does, so it's hard to see how or why the United States has willingly and rapidly transformed from prosperous democracy to micromanaged dictatorship. Kitty, raised in a state-mandated group home, is in love with her boyfriend, Benjy, but her test results show she's a low achiever, and the 17-year-old is assigned a sewer-maintenance job in faraway Denver. While they wait for Benjy to be tested, Kitty runs away to become a prostitute, only to have her virginity bought by the most powerful man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. It's not sex he's after, though: he wants Kitty to impersonate his dead niece. Why, and at what price, Kitty can only guess. The romance is anemic, with Benjy barely mentioned for chapters at a time. Though well-paced and readable, as Carter's prose normally is, the absence of credible setting or emotion makes this an underwhelming read. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Nov.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Aimée Carter was born in 1986 and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing fan fiction at eleven, began her first original story four years later, and hasn’t stopped writing since. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys seeing movies, playing with her puppies, and wrestling with the puzzles in the paper each morning.

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The Lost Entwife, November 15, 2013 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding Aimee Carter's newest book, Pawn. I first became acquainted with Carter through her Goddess series, and I remember being pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. You know, sometimes those fluffy, girly-type fantasy covers can make you take a book a little less seriously than you would like to. But there's nothing fluffy about Pawn's cover and it set the tone perfectly as I opened it to dive into the first paragraphs.
Kitty Doe is, essentially an orphan. She lives with other children, all Doe's, in a home run by the house mother, Nina Doe. Until they are 17, this is their home - but on their 17th birthday an event happens, a test. The outcome of that test will determine what they are going to do for the rest of their lives.

While the premise may seem a bit familiar (the whole testing/born into certain family theme has been explored in quite a few dystopia young adult novels), I really enjoyed the twist that Carter brought to it. Instead of dwelling on the testing idea, she has created a ruling class and the story revolves around the corruption that a ruling family can harbor within its midst.

Pawn was full of twists and turns. I never knew who was going to betray Kitty next, or who I could finally relax and trust. One moment I was sure that Kitty would be fine, and the next I was fearing for her life - even though I had been so sure just a short few paragraphs before. I raced my way through this book, thoroughly enjoying it like I haven't enjoyed a YA Dystopia in quite some time. I should have known, though, because I really enjoyed Carter's writing in her previous series as well.

I highly recommend Pawn if you are looking for something refreshing in the genre, or if you just would like to be entertained and intrigued. I think this is a fantastic, strong start to what could turn out to be a great series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780373210558
Author:
Carter, Aimee
Publisher:
Harlequin Teen
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
The Blackcoat Rebellion
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20131126
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 9.275 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Carter (the Goddess Test series) tries her hand at near-future dystopia, with mixed results. The economy has collapsed, and resources have run out — that's as much world-building as Carter does, so it's hard to see how or why the United States has willingly and rapidly transformed from prosperous democracy to micromanaged dictatorship. Kitty, raised in a state-mandated group home, is in love with her boyfriend, Benjy, but her test results show she's a low achiever, and the 17-year-old is assigned a sewer-maintenance job in faraway Denver. While they wait for Benjy to be tested, Kitty runs away to become a prostitute, only to have her virginity bought by the most powerful man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. It's not sex he's after, though: he wants Kitty to impersonate his dead niece. Why, and at what price, Kitty can only guess. The romance is anemic, with Benjy barely mentioned for chapters at a time. Though well-paced and readable, as Carter's prose normally is, the absence of credible setting or emotion makes this an underwhelming read. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Nov.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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