Review: Pawn

Nov •  13 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: PawnPawn by Aimee Carter
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 26, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Dsytopian
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

Aimee Carter is an author that I can honestly say I love her books. I was captivated with her previous books and I could not wait to see the new work she has created and brought to life. Pawn was an exceptional read that made me only want more and more.

I think what I loved most was how the book never slowed down. It was a fast-paced read that brought excitement, sweaty palms, and a couple used tissues by the end of the book. I read the book through and I never wanted to put the book down.

Kitty was just a perfect character for me. I just instantly fell in love with her but there were things that I wish she never did but they were of course what needed to be done…sadly. I feel she did have to go through a tremendous amount of change since she was playing the character of a dead girl. However, I felt her strength, her maturity, and above all her love for the people she cared about.

The romance in this book is difficult because I wish things did not happen but of course they always do and this is where things were like um…I do not know how I feel about this. I can honestly day that you need to read this to possibly understand my feelings unless of course you have different views overall.

I have to say that Aimee Carter sure knows how to make a reader cry. There were events that took place in the book that I do not think I would ever want to happen but knowing that they did made this book even more emotional. I wish the character was just forgotten about or something but sadly that was not the case.

Overall, Pawn is a book that readers need to be looking out for when it hits the shelves. I know that I will be highly anticipating the next book in the series. Pawn is a magical world that blends together elements of pure epicness.

I give this book 4 bites!





  1. Jenny
    Nov 13, 2013

    Yay Chayse! I just finished this one last night and am still trying to get all my thoughts pulled together. I loved this book, and I agree the romance was a whole big tricky situation, wasn’t it? Can’t wait to see how everything progresses as the series continues:)

  2. Candace
    Nov 13, 2013

    I’ve been seeing some great reviews of this. I was pretty unsure of it but people seem to be liking it so I’ll have to watch for a copy!

  3. I just started this book last night and am really enjoying it so far. I’m only on the 3rd chapter so I can’t comment about anything you said yet. But I’m glad to hear it ended up being great throughout. I’m preparing my box of tissues now 🙂

  4. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Nov 14, 2013

    I’m about to start reading this one, as soon as I finish Crash Into You! Great review.
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  5. Dre @ Sporadic Reads
    Nov 14, 2013

    This book is really getting a lot of good ratings among book bloggers. I will have to check this out, and hopefully, I’d give it a good rating, too!

  6. Wendy Darling
    Nov 15, 2013

    I love books that make you cry! I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews for this one, I may have to pick it up soon. I haven’t read her mythology series either, but I’ve heard good things about those, too.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden