Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: Blackcoat Rebellion #3
Blurb: Kitty Doe is a Blackcoat rebel and a former captive with a deadly connection to the most powerful and dangerous man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. Forced to masquerade as Daxton’s niece, Lila Hart, Kitty has helped the Blackcoats take back the prison known as Elsewhere. But Daxton has no intention of ceding his position of privilege—or letting Kitty expose his own masquerade. Not in these United States, where each person’s rank means the difference between luxury and poverty, freedom and fear…and ultimately, between life and death.
To defeat the corrupt government, Kitty must expose Daxton’s secret. Securing evidence will put others in jeopardy, including the boy she’s loved forever and an ally she barely trusts. For months, Kitty’s survival has hinged on playing a part. Now she must discover who she truly wants to be, and whether the new world she and the rebels are striving to create has a place in it for her after all.
Review: Working on some older reviews that I haven’t gotten around to posting yet. I finished this book and, as such, this series back in September and was so excited that I finally got to do so! This was on my “Complete the Series” list that I was working on this year and I’m so glad that I was able to finish it because this ending did not disappoint!
This is a series where nothing is what it seems to be, not even our main character. Kitty spends pretty much the entire series having to pretend to be someone else, and not just someone else, but Lila Hart, a very volatile and distrusted person in many circles. And it isn’t easy to get away from that, given that she’s been surgically altered to look just like Lila. So a lot of this book, as well as the series itself, is about Kitty trying not to lose her own identity and figuring out the best way to survive.
Daxton Hart is has always been a formidable opponent and this book is no exception. He always seems to be one or two steps ahead of the rebels, which is frustrating. I really enjoyed how the rebellion was able to take over Elsewhere and how that caused more complications. I also have always loved Knox and how he seems to be playing his own game more often than not – I love ambiguous characters that keep you guessing! Then of course there’s Benji, who is so loyal and steadfast, even though that is tested to the max.
It’s always hard to review later books in a series because, obviously, I don’t want to spoil anything with a lot of details. Here’s the thing: as a last book in a series, what I really want is a good payoff with as many loose ends tied up as possible. Not necessarily a perfect outcome for characters, because real life isn’t perfect, but I do want a satisfactory ending for them and have a good idea where they will end up after the book series ends.
Did Queen do this? Absolutely yes! If you are a fan of YA dystopian series, definitely check these out. You can also check out my reviews for Pawn (book #1) and Captive (book #2) if you need to be persuaded further. The whole series is great.
GoodReads rating: 5 stars!
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