Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter

Book Title: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1)
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publish Date: November 26th, 2013
Genre: YA/Dystopian
Series: Book 1 in the series
Book Link: Goodreads
Pre-Order Link: Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

Previously titled Masked.

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

I have been reading a lot of dystopians lately so I wasn’t sure if this one would hold up to some of the other ones that I have really enjoyed. Thankfully, after a slow start Pawn gathered steam quickly and drew me into a world where everyone has their own agenda and everyone has secrets and no one is sure who they can trust.

For Kitty, her number one goal is to protect Benjamin “Benjy” They are in love but when Kitty gets a III on the day of her testing, she knows she needs to do something drastic.With that III she is going to be taken away from everything she loves. So when she’s offered a chance to become a VII, she doesn’t think on it too long. She accepts the offer,but when she wakes up. she’s no longer Kitty Doe. She’s Lila Hart.

It was hard to figure out who to trust. Augusta is the clear leader in the family. Daxton is quickly proved to be untrustworthy. Celia and Knox are the wild cards. Kitty is not sure where they stand. She forms a friendship with Greyson and when the truth unfolds itself, one of the wild cards will throw everything Kitty thought she had learned about the Harts into question.

The editing job was well done. There were a few tiny issues with it but nothing major. The world building was actually really good. It felt like I was in their world which is a great feeling.The characters were pretty decent throughout, you never knew what some of them would do, which added an element to the story.Yet I didn’t get any major feels from the book and that’s the majority of the reason that I am giving this story 4 stars. It was an enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.