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.
I rarely take notes of my thoughts until right before I write my review but with Pawn I found myself making a Pro/Con list while I read so it seemed only fitting to keep my review in that format.
* Pawn felt like a combination of various other Dystopians I have read but in a good way. It still had its own interesting concepts.
* The idea of being Masked. This isn’t some botched plastic surgery attempt to look like the latest celebrity. You don’t get their nose, lips, cheekbones, fill in the blank. You get everything! Every height, shape, body part, freckles, tattoo, and even their sound. You could be their twin or you know just become them. Pretty creepy but awesomely creepy.
* Kitty was pretty likable. She worries about her loved ones and wants to protect them and herself. With that she is still doubtful and stubborn. She doesn’t trust easily which is a great thing in this case since no one can truly be trusted.
*Everyone has their own motives and secrets. As mentioned above it is hard to know who is being honest or who has their own agenda at play. Some of it is really obvious other times not so much.
*They don’t pretend that everything is perfect. They don’t believe they have a perfect system. Kitty was ready to join the system regardless until she found out what her future would be. Some have their numbers and continue to live life, some rebel and get sent elsewhere, and some are working to bring it all down.
*Some of what went down didn’t always add up to me or make a whole lot is sense later on in the book. Sometimes I felt like a was missing something.
*A lot of scheming went on in this book and although it was supposed to be a secret it didn’t really feel like they were that sneaky. How could people not know? It’s not like they were all that covert.
*I felt like I didn’t get to see enough of the characters personalities and traits. I mean in a way I did but I wanted to know more about each of them.
*Also, I feel like it would be impossible to keep all the crazy happening from the rest of society. I guess you could when you control television but people spread rumors like wildfires and it only takes a couple to get it started.
Overall, Pawn was an enjoyable read. It had its pros and cons but was quite good with the potential to be even better.