Sunday, March 15, 2015

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2) - Review

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2)Captive by Aimee Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Some moves are riskier than others.

The truth can set her free...

 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 fiancĂ© 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?

There's no such thing as a bloodless revolution...



This is the first Aimee Carter novel that I've given less than 5 stars.
It just felt so plain. In a world of color it was black and white.
And yes the setting is suppose to be gray, bland and lifeless but it really took away from the story. Even Kitty seemed to be all those things.

A big portion of it was Kitty having lost all will to not only fight but live and it kind of left me with a "Is she going to die or fight anytime soon?" feeling. Because throughout those parts the story felt kind of sleepy.
As in the characters might have well been sleeping.

One thing I can't stand with second books in trilogies is that in most of them very little actually develops. We're introduced to new characters, the plot for the final novel is set up; but short of their cliffhanger endings there's rarely any major excitement worth remembering.

Unexpected (and expected) plot twists aplenty, great ending that left me looking forward to the next book even more; but just not as top ranking as it's predecessor.

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