Thursday, September 3, 2015

REVIEW: Captive by Aimee Carter

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2) 
The Blackcoat Rebellion: Captive (2)

by Aimee Carter
Genre(s): Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 299
Published: Nov 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
This is the sequel to Pawn.  Spoilers for the first book lie ahead.  
Summary:  For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats 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?
Review:  An interesting sequel to Pawn. Kitty is forced to step up and start taking decisive action. The problem is no one seems to want her to. The Hart family sure has there secrets and one of them is why they choose Kitty. Seems there is a bit more than what we get in the first book.

When Kitty finds herself in Elsewhere, she needs to learn who to trust. Or better yet: To trust no one. Betrayals are common place in this book. This book throws a few twists at the reader and keeps us on our toes.

In the first book, we don't know much about Elsewhere. The happy rumors said retirement, others knew it was a place one does not what to go. Kitty already knew it is a place where people are hunted and killed. This book gives us a different, more personal view of Elsewhere. In some ways better, others worse than what was expected. It was interesting to learn of the day-to-day life there.

For being smart, she sure can be oblivious at times and still has a lot to learn, but she does try in this book. I see a lot of untapped potential with her and I look forward to seeing what she does with it in the third book. 


  1. I agree with you about the smart/oblivious thing, but I really enjoyed this book despite its flaws - glad you did too!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. You're right! It's best to know where you're headed.

  3. Good review. I like Aimee's other series about Greek Gods. ;)

  4. I haven't started this series as I've gotten tired of the dystopian teenage genre. Not sure I need another smart/oblivious character to read about!

  5. GREAT review!! This series is by the same author who wrote the Goddess Test, right? I've heard so many mixed things about that I have completely just worried myself into not reading or buying the books! Have you read those by her, and are they any good if you have?


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