I am a huge fan of this series. In case you are curious about it, check out my review for the first book, Pawn. And the cover art is amazing! So book two, let’s get started!!
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 is 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?
I just love this author’s work. There’s betrayals, secret identities, secret relationships, a rebellion. This world that Aimee Carter has created is insane. Don’t even get me started on Elsewhere.
Okay quick recap. Kitty (main character) was bought by Daxton (the antagonist) and was Masked to look like Lila Hart. Lila and Lennox (a.k.a. Knox) are engaged and a part of the Blackcoat Rebellion, led by Celia (Daxton’s sister). Augusta (Daxton & Celia’s mother) was behind the Masking. Kitty is forced to impersonate Lila. We find out Lila is alive and just hiding. Augusta dies and we learn that Daxton isn’t really Daxton.
Got all that? That’s okay, it took me two readings for Pawn for me to grasp it all. Well this novel picks up a few weeks after the ending of Pawn. Lila is back in hiding but Celia is with her because what better way for mother-daughter bonding to occur? So basically Knox is now in charge of the rebellion. Not-Daxton is now a priority for the rebellion because WHO IS THIS PERSON??
Anyway, after an unauthorized mission, Kitty gets caught and sent to Elsewhere. A mysterious place that no one really knows what goes on. To be honest, after reading about how the, I don’t know what they’re called but I’ll just call him the mayor, mayor runs the whole place, I’m actually terrified of this place.
The whole time she’s there I keep thinking that there must be something else going on because A) Knox promised he would keep her out of there and B) Elsewhere is scary. And to be honest, there’s one person that is really important to who Kitty is.
Seriously this place is crazy. There’s a cage for fighting, and it’s to the death. There’s a factory that basically collects body parts for the people not in Elsewhere. And why are the elder sent to live here? It makes no sense, but this is Aimee’s world so I’m just gonna let it go.
The ending! This is a trilogy, so cliffhangers. Needless to say, there’s a full on war because it is a dystopian series. And I kind of wanted to kick Knox’s butt because he was being a jerk. Although…. is there a real relationship for Knox and Kitty?…. hmmmm.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. It’s a quick read and the characters are entertaining as hell.
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