Friday, 19 December 2014

Review: Captive [The Blackcoat Rebellion #2] by Aimee Carter

Title: Captive
Author: Aimee Carter
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Genre: Science Fiction
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #2
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harlequin UK
Publication Date: 1st December 2014

Tell Me About It
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?
My Thoughts
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.

1 comment:

  1. ohhhh a bit of second book syndrome i see..... haven't read Captive yet but I loved Pawn so hopeful it won't be bad. Great review.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex


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