Friday, November 7, 2014

Feature Friday ARC Review : Captive by Aimee Carter (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2)

*Feature Friday is a meme I came up with to feature YA books that have not yet been released by reviewing them on The Tattered Page.*

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 304
Source: ARC

The Story:

The truth can set her free
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, in a hostile meritocracy on the verge of revolution, Kitty sees her frustration grow as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoat rebels she is secretly supporting 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?

Rating: THREE Gold Stars!!!

My Review: 

First off, Captive is the second book in Carter's Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy so if you have not read the first book, Pawn, I suggest you do so before reading this review. Second, I requested a copy of Captive through my contact at Harlequin Teen and was promptly sent it -- thank you! Now, moving on . . .

The stories picks up shortly after Pawn left off. Augusta Hart is dead and Daxton Hart is now Prime Minister of America. Although Daxton knows Kitty made an attempt on his life, Kitty is still forced to impersonate his niece Lila Hart. Crossed between wanted to continue her secret effort with the Blackcoat Rebellion in garnering supporters for the cause and keeping the love of her life, Benjy, safe, Kitty does as she is told . . . for the most part.

Losing trust in the leadership of the Blackcoat Rebellion, Kitty tries to move things along and obtain the leverage she needs to slip away quietly into the life she and Benjy have always envisioned. As luck would have it, Kitty gets caught redhanded. As punishment, she is sent to Elsewhere -- the government claims that it is where the old retired but Kitty knows better. Still, there is more to Elsewhere than even Kitty knows. It is in Elsewhere, we learn new secrets, revelations and see Kitty fend for herself for the first time.

Captive ends on a hell of a cliffhanger that had me screaming and wanted to read the next book in the trilogy. I look forward to seeing how the characters evolve, the final outcome of the Blackcoat Rebellion and the story ends.

Character Breakdown:

Kitty Doe - I wanted Kitty to be a stronger female character from the first but since it was a three-book series I decided I could wait at least until the second book. Kitty's disobedience is definitely admirable but most of the time is never amounts to anything beyond her getting caught. I quiet enjoyed her strength when she truly took a stand and became somewhat of a badass towards the end of Captive -- I definitely hope to see more of that version of Kitty in Queen.

Lennox Creed - Knox was so utterly frustrating. I never knew whether to distrust or trust him, hate or love him . . . kick him in the balls or hug him close. Basically he was a douche who did nice things every once and a while. Moreover, he expected Kitty to behave like an obedient puppy without question yet he was an absolute jerk most of the time -- especially at the beginning of the story. I am hoping readers will gets a clearer picture of his character by the end of the trilogy.

All in all, Carter's Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy is so far so good. If you are on the hunt for a fast, dystopian read you are in luck!

***Check out Aimee Carter's website for more information about her and CaptiveHERE

*Read my review on her other books Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1),The Goddess TestGoddess Interrupted,  and The Goddess Inheritance.

Happy Reading!


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