Author: Aimee Carter

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Aimee attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received a degree in Screen Arts and Cultures (a fancy way of saying she was forced to watch a lot of old movies) with a subconcentration in Screenwriting. She writes. She watches a lot of new movies. Reads a lot of books. Tweets too much. Loves dogs and has two spoiled Papillons.

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Pawn by Aimee Carter (Blackcoat Rebellion #1) – Review

December 4, 2013 Review 2 ★★★★

Pawn by Aimee Carter (Blackcoat Rebellion #1) – ReviewRelease Date: November 26, 2013
Title: Pawn
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1
Author: Aimee Carter
Pages: 346
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
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From the Publisher: 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.
4 Stars

I really had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book. I knew I had to read it because I loved all of the books in the Goddess Test series and anything else she wrote had to be amazing.

The book blurb wasn’t super helpful. What’s a VII? Is it a roman numeral seven or is it “vee”? But it didn’t matter – Aimee Carter wrote it, so I had to read it. And I wasn’t disappointed. The world she created has a caste system based on intelligence. But once you take the test (at seventeen) and are given your rank and assignment, it can never be changed. And for Kitty Doe, choosing a life of prostitution was better than the III and assignment she was given. And that choice changed her life.

I admit, I was surprised by how easily Kitty adjusted to her new life masquerading as Lila Hart. She was truly a pawn, being used for both sides, but she handled herself like a champ. In this book, the rebellion itself wasn’t a primary focus. This book was all about character development and world-building. The awesome thing about that is the second book will likely not hit a sophomore slump because we’ll get into the meat of the intended story arc.

I truly hope that Kitty is able to help the rebellion from her new station and that the caste system is abolished so that all humans are treated as humans. It’s horrifying to see how anyone less than a IV is treated in her world. And one scene in particular – when they go hunting – is harder to read than others. If things go the way I hope they do in the next books, people will once again be treated as people. And that’s a world I hope Kitty gets to live in.

What Others Are Saying:

  • All Things UFPAWN has potential to be a very compelling and exciting new dystopian novel. It gets off to a rough start and its not till a ways into the book that a truly fascinating plot with dangerous possibilities comes forward. 
  • Book JemsThis book had mystery, corruption, greed. It had moments that made me hate what humanity had become. And it had twists that surprised the hell out of me because I didn’t see most of them coming. 
  • The Reader LinesThe writing style, the world building, the political factor, everything was well described.The incredible plot, the twist and turns, the surprising moments that left me jaw dropped. I loved every little part of Pawn.

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Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

January 21, 2012 Review 5 ★★★★★

Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee CarterRelease Date: March 27, 2012
Title: Goddess Interrupted
Series: The Goddess Test #2
Author: Aimee Carter
Pages: 304
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
From the Publisher: Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, 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.
5 Stars

Oh. My. Goddess.

This is without a doubt one of my favorite books so far this year (I know, I know – it’s still only January -but it was incredible!). It took me a bit to get into The Goddess Test when I read it last year, but by the end I adored it.

This book completely blows that one out of the water.

I lamented at a lack of character development in the first one – but this book oozed with so much of it that my heart ached. I physically ached while I was reading this book. My emotions ran the full spectrum while in this story – rage, love, sorrow, joy… it’s all there, written beautifully by Aimee Carter.

Carter has taken a well known world of mythology and re-imagined it in a way that remains true to the spirit of the myths while creating a new world that I personally love to visit.

The scenes between Henry and Kate are my favorite, even if they were the most painful to read sometimes. I see so much of my own personality in Kate – the way she thinks, particularly about love – that it’s impossible for me not to connect with her. I do, however, think Aimee Carter is cruel with the way she ended this book.

HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME AIMEE?

Talk about a cliffhanger ending! When I realized that was the final sentence of the book, I very nearly shouted in frustration – in public. I need to know what happens next. Aimee told me on Twitter the next book comes out in December, so I have to wait nearly a year to continue the story… but oh it will be worth every second of the wait.

A snippet that made me giggle:

I didn’t know how that ranked as far as romantic gestures went, but I was pretty sure it was at least as high as getting me a puppy.

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