Friday, 19 December 2014
Review: Captive [The Blackcoat Rebellion #2] by Aimee Carter
Captive is the second book in the series and one I have been eager to read. Pawn was an amazing start to this series, and I expected that to continue on with Captive, however I just couldn't get into Captive as much as I hoped to. Captive picks up after Pawn with Kitty still pretending to be Lila, however things start to fall apart after she discovers hidden information, and a traitor among the ranks spills the beans.
Kitty is sent to Elsewhere as punishment, but having Lila's face makes it hard for her to blend in, but it also give her the advantage of having unknown protection. Kitty has experienced all sides of life, but seeing how people live and are treated in Elsewhere is somewhat different to her expectations, but is also harsh and upsetting.
Captive was a book that I thought was OK, there were moments that shocked me, but was relieved to find this was wrong later on in the book, and a revelation that put a twist on things and really made me pause reading to take this new information in, it wasn't what I expected and came out of the blue, but explains a lot about Kitty. Plot wise Captive was somewhat of a turning point in some aspects of the series, but as a book it didn't quite grab me. I just felt like the book was more of a filler than one that paves the way for the next installment. We do see a new side to Knox but I really wanted to punch him on several occasions. We learn of a few secrets and the ending adds another twist on the story, and although I know about this new twist in a small way, I really did not see it being used as a tool to win the war.
Captive was an OK book and I am interested in seeing what happens next, but only due to the ending and what it means for this war.