REVIEW: Captive

CaptiveTitle: Captive

Author: Aimee Carter

Genre: YA Dystopian/Science Fiction

Series: Blackcoat Rebellion #2

Blurb: 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: First off, please check out my review of Pawn, the first book in this series. We actually reviewed it back on the podcast I used to co-host, but I shared it here as well. I loved the first book and I loved this one too!

Kitty is in such a peculiar situation throughout these books. Imagine what it’s like to have been surgically altered to resemble someone else in order to take their place! It’s terrifying! I also like the fact that she is a strong female lead who isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes. She’s stubborn. She gets scared and wants to give up. It’s very relatable, especially given what she’s going through.

What’s even more terrifying in this book is that we finally get to see Elsewhere, the place where all the undesirable citizens go in this dystopian world. We get a brief glace at it in book #1, but now we get the nitty gritty details.

Another thing I love about this series as a whole, but particularly this book, is the ambiguity of the characters, especially Knox. I want to like Knox so bad! I want to believe he’s on Kitty’s side! And I still don’t know! I love when books can keep you guessing like that.

The rebellion is definitely heating up. It’s really hard to go into specifics without giving spoilers, but I will just say that the final book of this series has been set up so perfectly in this middle book of the trilogy. That’s no always the case, but this definitely leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

GoodReads rating: 5 stars all the way!

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