(The Blackcoat Rebellion #1)
Author: Amiee Carter
Length: 346 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 5 Stars
YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP 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. -Goodreads
Have you ever wanted to be someone else...or just a better you?
For Kitty Doe, a III in a world where your number is your life; the chance to be someone else and live another life is just what she is offered. for a price.
This is a book full of so many twists and turns that one is never really sure who to trust or where to place one's loyalties.
While it is true that Kitty enters the gilded cage of power and influence (better known as the Hart family) as little more than the "pawn" to which the book's title alludes; she quickly proves herself to be a smart, resourceful, and wily foil for her manipulative and treacherous adversaries.
This is a book built on the saying, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." The problem with that in this case is that for Kitty, the list of friends versus enemies is an ever changing one. In addition, the factions of both camps live with her.
As the story progresses, one begins to wonder not which side is the right or wrong one, but whether it is possible for Kitty and those important to her to make it through the maze of lies and intrgue alive.