Young Adult Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)Pawn by Aimee Carter
Series:
The Blackcoat Rebellion
Publisher:
Harlequin Teen
Format:
ARC
ISBN: 0373210558
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 26th 2013
Number of pages: 346
Source: NetGalley

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I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Summary:

YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.

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Review:

I usually have a hard time getting into a dystopian scenery. I loved Aimee Carter previous series so it was no surprise to see this book on my wish list. I grabbed the first day it hit on Netgalley and couldn’t wait to start, but the best part for me was getting to know Kitty and discovering more about the rebellion. I had no idea about the plot when I started but it was so fast to pull me in. We can really connect with Kitty and everything she’s going through. Her life was not easy and the world is so far away from perfect but when she got a second chance I was so hoping for her to grab it.

Lila at first sounds like a princess but I loved the way she is more than a pretty face and Kitty suffered a lot to fit in and pass the tests. It was very disturbing knowing what they did and how simple it was to just substitute a person. Sick family, but the rebellion was the best part for me and Kitty chose the right side and really step up to help. I liked this fearless side of her, reminded me of Kate from Goddess Test series.

I loved this book and will definitely catch the next one hoping for more Kitty adventures against the system.

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Series in Order

#1 – Pawn
#2 – Untitled (Expected publication: 2014)

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Series Saturday – Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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This week I’m featuring a series very special to me. I’ve read the first book in The Goddess Test series because the mythology caught my eye, but soon it became real clear that this book was more than simply a retelling and I was fascinated with the characters and different story. I love Greece and their Gods, but it was so much fun rediscovering them and imagining what it would be like if they living among us.

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1) Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2) The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)

They have pretty covers right and it’s more than a trilogy because the author released two novellas that really help understand better the reasons behind some of the gods actions. I liked the adventure and love part mostly because Henry is a tortured soul and it was difficult for him to discover love and to be happy with his new life. He suffered a lot and it’s barely hanging there.

The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, #1.5) The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, #2.5)

But Kate wins the series for me. She is a fighter and never for one moment gave up her love for Henry. She suffered to have him and passed for several tests, but she made it and after that discovered life as an immortal is harder than ever, so now she’s stuck into a huge battle and her love was a very important weapon.

Series in Order

#1 – The Goddess Test 
#1.5 – The Goddess Hunt
#2 – 
Goddess Interrupted
#2.5 – The Goddess Legacy
#3 – The Goddess Inheritance

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Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter

The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her–until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.

Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author:  Aimée Carter
Series: Goddess Test
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook from Netgalley
ISBN: 0373210671
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: February 26th 2013
Number of pages: 384

 
 
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Finally the end, but it was a bit disappointing for me. Katie became really powerful in this book and learned a lot about her powers, but some things made me mad, while others were just okay. Walter was a coward and deserved something really awful at the end. He lied to the council and was like a monarch trying to handle everything alone, but in the end it was helpless and couldn’t even have a good idea.

I like Kate fighting for her life and then for her baby, but mostly just to save the world. The fighting is heating up and is looking bad for the Olympus side. But the best part for me was the actual fight. To bad it ended so fast. I wasn’t happy when the fight ended mostly because I expected more death and maybe more damage to the gods.

I liked the romance and how Kate is rebuilding her life, but the actual end was weak for me. And I wanted more, maybe a novella to know about the future of the couple.

Series in Order

#1 – The Goddess Test
#1.5 – The Goddess Hunt
#2 –
Goddess Interrupted
#2.5 – The Goddess Legacy
#3 – The Goddess Inheritance

Review: The Goddess Legacy by Aimée Carter

The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, #2.5)Title: The Goddess Legacy
Author:  Aimée Carter
Series: Goddess Test
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook (Netgalley)
ISBN: 0373210752
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: July 31st 2012
Number of pages: 304

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For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimee e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness….

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal….

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before…

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Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope….

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.

My Thoughts

This book has five novellas that take place before The Goddess Test, so Kate is not a part of the book, except for an appearance on the last story.

 

First story is about Hera and it shows the reasons why she acts this way, I must say that her story is very sad and I understand why she feel so used and try to find her happinesss anywhere it’s possible. Zeus/Walter led her to a marriage after several promises and after they were married and Hera believe everything was happy, she discovered several situations where he had other lovers, plus some kids he forced her to accpt. Not good, and I kinda hate him, for his attitudes.

 

Second story is from Ava/Aphrodite POV and we get to understand her need to have several lovers and how her marriage to Hephaestus is still a very important part of her life and why he allows her to continue with her affairs. I loved how romantic Hephaestus was in this story and it was also show another bad side of Zeus.

 

Third story started not so good with Zeus making Persephone marry Hades. I have nothing against Persephone and I really think she just tried to make the best situation out of a bad wedding and a very frustrating life, but can’t people decide how they want to marry in Olympus is beyond me. Ava is a bitch and don’t deserve Hephaestus. Zeus did another bad thing.

 

Forth story was the most emotional for me and it showed a different side of Hermes. After being blamed for Persephone choices and also spending his life on the Olympus alone after everyone stopped talking with him. I don’t understand what the problem really was since Zeus can have everyone he wants and still be married and Ava also do the same thing. Anyway one day he was trying to understand why some Gods were fading and discovered what true love is, but everything comes with a price and he’s story was sad. In this story we understand why the Gods have these new names.

 

Last story was really short and only show how Hades suffered during the century while all the girls appointed by Demeter were killed. Sad story too, but we already knew he was lonely and how Kate was created. Is just an insight from Hades POV.

 

Overall I liked this book, but prefer an story centered in Kate and Henry relationship, because frankly Zeus is not my favorite God at the moment.

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Books in this Series

#1 – The Goddess Test

#1.5 – The Goddess Hunt

#2 – Goddess Interrupted

#2.5 – The Goddess Legacy (Expected publication: July 31st 2012)

#3 – The Goddess Inheritance (Expected publication: April 2013)

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“In her he saw possibility. In her he saw the future. And when she was ready for it, he would be, too”
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Review: The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter

The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, #1.5)Title: The Goddess Hunt
Author:  Aimée Carter
Series: Goddess Test
Publisher:  Harlequin
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781426834158
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: March 1st 2012
Number of pages: 92

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A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld…until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades’ wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn…
My Thoughts

 

I feel like no novella is ever good enough, because the story is usuallu really good and when we want to keep reading it just end. I understand the reason to publish this story as a novella because I can’t picture an intere book without Hades and it was fun to read about her summer.

 

I feel like we get to see the truth faces behind the Gods with each passing book and this one showed us that they aren’t very forgiven and once they do something wrong or bad, there’s nothing to do about, they never undo things. Zeus shoed some signs off being really selfish since book one and now I can see that he enjoys messing with people life. Completely understand Hera wanting revenge, because living Eons with him, can make someone really go crazy.

 

This book is more an adventure for Kate, because she doesn’t know the world and visiting Greece was supposed to help and understand the Gods origin, but of course she was used once again, and I don’t like how these Gods can’t put up for themselves and needed a little girl to save their asses.

 

Not a good review, but the adventure part was kinda nice and I have nothing against Kate, only the rest of them.

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Books in this Series

#1 – The Goddess Test

#1.5 – The Goddess Hunt

#2 – Goddess Interrupted

#2.5 – The Goddess Legacy (Expected publication: July 31st 2012)

#3 – The Goddess Inheritance (Expected publication: April 2013)

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Covers Revealed-April 2

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Title: Breathe

Author: Sarah Crossan

Series: Breathe #1

Publication: October 2nd 2012

Summary from GoodReads:

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .

The world is dead.

The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

ALINA

has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

QUINN

should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

BEA

wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?


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Title: Promised

Author: Caragh M O’Brien

Series: Birthmarked #3

Publication: October 2nd 2012

Summary from GoodReads:

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia’s absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what—or whom—she loves most?


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Title: Goddess Legacy

Author: Aimee Carter

Series:  Goddess Test Anthology

Publication: July.31.2012

Based on the official announcement by Aimee Carter we will be reading another book called The Goddess Legacy which will tell the back story of five gods – Calliope’s Story Ava’s Story Persephone’s Story James’s Story Henry’s Story – watch the announcement below

Goddess Legacy story by Aimée Carter

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Title: Savage Hunger

Author: Terry Spear

Series: Heart of the Jaguar #1

Publication: October 1st

Summary from GoodReads:

In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn’t just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.


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Title: Primal Possession

Author: Katie Reus

Series: Moon Shifter #2

Publication: September 4th

Summary from GoodReads:

As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.

December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.

When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.


Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

imageTitle: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimée Carter
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Goddess Test #2
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: March 27th 2012
Formats Available:  ebook, kindle, paperback
Number of pages: 304
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Book Blurb:

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she’ll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

My Thoughts:

OMG, this book was amazing! I didn’t really knew what to expect after The Goddess Test and I was a bit afraid of Persephone and how she would get in the middle, and that actually happened but this book gave me another view for the gods and I now understand more why she did everything.
 
Kate as always is amazing, fearless and brave, but still trying to understand her place in this world and now there’s also a Titan on lose that wants nothing more than all Gods destroyed.
 
I went from don’t understanding Henry in the beginning to loving him in the end. He spend so long alone that is a bit difficult for him to work on his emotions and know what to do and since Kate is young and also doesn’t have a clue things are really difficult but I liked when they actually decided to talk and work things up.
 
The book ends in a cliff that made me totally want the next one now. Calliope is still a bitch and I wasn’t expecting Ava to betray Kate like that. James has a strange way right now and I don’t really know if it’s worth trust him or not.
 
I want Henry on the cover for the next book because after everything he’s been through I definily want to picture him right with his emotions controlled and a little smile on his HEA.

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