In March I read a total of 8 books, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede, Pawn by Aimee Carter, Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty, Resistance by Jenna Black, Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop, Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott, and Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley. On of my favorite reads of the month was Pawn by Aimee Carter (which will be reviewed, who could have guessed that).
Genre: YA Dystopia/Price: $17.99/ISBN: 978-0373210558/ Page Count: 352/Series: Yes, book one in her Blackcoat Rebellion
Pawn is set in a world where your life is set by a test that ranks you in a number hierarchy. Kitty longs to get the average number, but instead is forced into the III after her results are given back. She is confronted with the choice of living as a III or changing her life by becoming another to join the ranks of IV.
Kitty has to become Lila and stop the revolution that Lila was starting with her charm and political rallies, but Kitty starts to wonder, should she stop this revolution to overthrow the ruling family, or should she risk everything to continue it?
I loved this book because it was smart and more about Kitty than her relationships. There was romance, but it wasn’t the main focus of the plot. There were twists that seemed to come from no where, but worked for the book overall. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys dystopia and a female protagonist who while confused, does her best to make things right.