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Captive The Blackcoat Rebellion #2 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 fiancé cracks her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark 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 Review posted on The Eater of Books blogCaptive by Aimee CarterBook Two of the Blackcoat Rebellion seriesPublisher Harleuin TEENPublication Date November 25 2014Rating 3 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from GoodreadsFor 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 fiancé cracks her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark 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?What I LikedThis book was interesting As far as seuels go it was okay and definitely functioned well as a seuel It extended the plot of the series and raised the stakes and ended kind of crazily I don't think it was as good as the first book but I enjoyed the ride can't wait to read the final novelKitty wants to do for the Rebellion but Knox has been holding her back When she is caught in a precarious position by Daxton she is taken to Elsewhere which is basically like modern day jail with insane practices There is a cage where two people who have broken rules fight to the death The place is dangerous and so are the people in charge like wardens Kitty has been given special privileges to live with the Mercers wardens but she refuses No where is safe and no one can be trusted so how will Kitty help the Rebellion?Things in this book didn't really start to get crazy until Kitty was taken to Elsewhere Then I was really hooked It takes a while to get to this point which is one of the reasons why I gave this one three stars But once Kitty gets into Elsewhere I wanted to know how she would escape obviously she has to escape where Benjy was how Knox fit into everything what secrets Kitty's past held so much to be discoveredCarter definitely raised the stakes in this novel We find out that Kitty's Masking into Lila was no random act Kitty's past is significant and she was not chosen randomly We find out who really sides with who who betrays who who can be trusted Even in the ending I was still skeptical of certain people and their alliancesI like Kitty a lot in this book She is put into awful situations especially in Elsewhere and yet she holds it together and finds a way to get what she wants to stay sane to fight I liked what Carter did with the romance in book one I was worried about a love triangle but I don't REALLY see one happening not reallyOverall this was a good seuel novel Some things bothered me so keep readingWhat I Did Not LikeIt took a while for me to warm up to this one Kitty was sent to Elsewhere that's when I sat up and took notice But it took some time to get there so I was a bit bored in the beginning I seriously wanted to put the book down and take a napTowards the end I wasn't entirely sure why Kitty froze up like she did and didn't shoot um certain people It's not like an execution where she has the duty to shoot someone No she's hiding somewhere and watching a man hurt someone she cares about why not just shoot him? Why stare at the scene in the shadows when it's him the person and Kitty? You have a pretty good chance to hitting him and rescuing the person Why didn't she think to do so?The new setting Elsewhere was cool but it really shut out what was happening in the outside world This is where dual perspectives could have come in handy alasFinally I didn't like this one as much as I liked book one and I gave book one four stars so this one is getting three stars If that makes senseWould I Recommend ItIf you enjoyed book one then you'll enjoy this one for sure It's a good seuel and I have no regrets it was definitely worth the time I want to read on Too bad the next book won't be out for another yearRating35 stars rounded down to 3 stars Not bad Hopefully the conclusion to this trilogy is seriously epic I can't wait This series would seriously be fantastic if not for two things1 Benjy and Kitty's relationship It's so unbelievably bland I mean I'm told about how great a love they have and blah blah blah but that's all I'm just told about it but I've never been given reason as to why their love story is even worth telling So the grew up together that's not really interesting Also it's so awkward And they're both so hung up on sex at random moments like chill we kinda have other things we should be worrying about other than the two of you getting to do it view spoilerand that sex scene was so uncomfortable they were just like 'yup we need to have sex right now just because we might not be able to after this' soooo romantic it wasn't set up or anything and then were given akward commentary afterward as if the readers needed to be reminded that kitty and benjy's relationship is the euivalent of two middle schoolers who are convinced they are in love hide spoiler 1 uestion Aren't we supposed to actually LIKE the main character in a book ? To see review with gifs click hereIf it wasn’t for Kitty and her stupid taste in ships this book would get a fairly high ratingThe world building is than a little interesting Though the caste set up is a little cliche for YA dystopias I like the twists and little uirks that Carter gives itOkay it’s true that some of the twists and turns of the plot go into soap opera territory but for the most part it really works Well in fact I liked the fact that it was over the top I think this was in part because Carter embraced the soap opera ness of the plotIf it wasn’t embracedwell that aspect of the book wouldn’t workNow I have to go into what bothered me about this bookKittyKitty Kitty KittyIt seems she lost her brain and then some in this installment To be honest I was never terribly fond of this character but rather than growing on me like I hoped she would she did the oppositeThat’s sad on so many levelsI think what bothered me the most about Kitty was that every stupid decision had absolutely no logic to back it up If anything it just served as a plot point This character really had no sense of self preservation whatsoeverI understand having a character make rash decisions to move the plot forward but I do believe there should be some element of logic to it Here I did not see the logic Kitty just was dumb and acted dumb despite being warnedIn a lot of ways this is similar to Carter’s earlier series The Goddess Test In that series I felt that the character was a lot different in the later books of the series than in the beginning Some of the choices that the character made were so flabbergastingly stupid that it ruined the series for meThe one good thing about Captive is that it had such a strong plot that Kitty’s actions didn’t uite ruin the book for me But it was closeI just had to keep reminding myself that she was just a plot deviceAnd after awhile it just got a little eye roll worthyKitty’s stupidity aside the only one problem I had with this book was its shipIt bores meI’m sorryBenjy that name I always think of that cute little terrier not a hunky ginger is so dull I can not really get a sense of what his character is other than a Kitty lusting objectHe’s a lot like Henry the hero in Carter’s other seriesIsn’t it odd that I keep comparing these two series? But I do think their faults are so similarIt’s really sad that I want Kitty with the douche end of the supposed triangle well calling it a triangle might be a bit of a stretch The thing is at least The Douche Knox for those of you not up on the MJ lingo is an actual character who has faults I think the best way to describe him is that he’s a bit like Batman In the fact that he sometimes acts like an emotionless douche in the uest for justiceThat’s sort of how Knox isAnd like Batman every decision he makes even if it’s douchey and stupid is for the common good And okay it sort of makes him an intriguing character But even though I want Kox than Bitty well I’ll admit it really wouldn’t workIt would be like Harley uinn getting together with BatmanThough come to think of it Harley is a lot smarter than KittyThe point is I just don’t see it happening Even though he’s a far superior character than Hot GingerMuch like with Carter’s first series the second installment of The Blackcoat rebellion is a bit of a disappointment While the world building in this series might’ve been an improvement from her last series the poor characterizations that made The Goddess Test series fail for me continue to exist here Captive was a crazy intense book with one Oh crap moment after the next While I enjoyed Pawn I had several issues with it so I was uncertain about moving forward with the series But I'm so so glad I did Captive kept me on the edge of my seat and refused to stop messing with my head until the very last pageI'm still really not a fan of Kitty In Pawn she was boring and passive which was bad But in Captive she either said she wanted to help then backed out and refused at the last minute OR she tried to take matters into her own hands and that got her into a LOT of trouble Seriously I get that it's hard for her to trust people but every time she opened her mouth or tried to help she ended up getting someone killed or she ruined a perfectly crafted plan I just wanted to grab her shake her and smack her Not necessarily in that order I definitely think she matured a lot by the end of Captive but she still has a long way to goI'm still not a fan of Benjy as a love interst either I usually go for the best friend or the underdog in love triangles but I just can't see them together I really can't When I picture them I really do just see him as her friend and nothing I still ship Kitty and Knox Knox was frustrating in this book though Oh man was I annoyed with him I don't uite remember Knox and Kitty hating each other that much in Pawn but they sure were at each other's throats in Captive Their batter was at times hilarious At other times it was frustrating beyond belief But the way things endedWe met a lot of new characters in Captive Some that stood out were Scotia Noelle Mercer and Hannah to name a few It's REALLY hard to discuss these characters without spoilers though I will say this those I thought were trust worthy weren't and those that I didn't trust surprised me If that makes sense without being too spoilery I think that was my biggest issue with Captive It was very back and forth with the Trust this person No don't Actually you can Wait never mind don't It made me dizzy Some of the fake outs annoyed me too There were just too many of them When you read the book cause you should you'll know what I meanDespite my annoyance with all the deception and lies I will say that those deceptions and lies kept me on my toes and constantly wonderingguessingcursing I had the worst time figuring out who to trust and who would be revealed as a traitor Everything Kitty did everyone she spoke to I was leery that she was putting her trust in the wrong person and she did several timesElsewhere was brutal More brutal than we were led to believe in Pawn When I say this book was intense I mean it And the sections in Elsewhere were the most intense It was just an epic bloodbath which honestly was sad but realistic In most YA books that deal with revolutions and over throwing governments everyone miraculously gets out alive Sometimes there are small casualties with secondary characters but not with anyone we've grown to like or love But Aimee Carter didn't hold back at all in Captive and people even ones you wouldn't expect were killed and sacrificed My heart still aches for some of those losesThe most important thing with Captive? It never felt like Second Book Syndrome Only once for one small section of the book Otherwise it was crazy good better than Pawn and full of intense action and craziness And the revelations Holy crap the second half of the book was so riddled with revelations and shocking twists I could barely turn a page without being shocked and surprised There were several revelations especially that I'm very excited to see unfold in the next bookDespite some issues I had with Captive I'm really glad I read it While Pawn was enjoyable Captive was epic I'm so glad I didn't give up on this series and I'm really excited to see what happens in the third and final book ueen though 2015 is a long way off I have no idea how I'll make it to 2015 So yeah if you couldn't tell I definitely recommend Captive If you haven't read Pawn I say go for it Binge Pawn and Captive And if you read Pawn and were unsure if you wanted to continue on with the series I highly recommend you give Captive a chance It might surprise youYou can also find from me on my blog Pandora's Books This review was originally posted on Between My LinesPawn was my favourite dystopian book of 2013 and I couldn’t wait to dive into Captive  I don’t think it was uite as shocking as I was anticipating the twists but I still really enjoyed it  My uick summary of this book is I loved the pace and the action but I wasn’t overly attached to the characters apart from Kitty First Line of Captive by Aimee Carter “Somewhere nearby Benjy was waiting for me “ Things I loved about Captive The political intrigue  I never knew who to trust so I decided to trust no one which was maybe a move Kitty should have considered  Even now two books in I still KNOW there will be shocks ahead in this series  I love that I’m kept guessing and that the characters are experts at ducking and diving through lots of plot twistsKitty AKA Fake Lila I can’t deny Kitty is a little naive and should be a little wary when it comes to letting her guard down  But I still admire her so much  She is a fighter and willing to stand up for what she believes in no matter what the conseuences   She is also doggedly loyal and I love that she doesn’t allow herself to be used no matter how much those around her want to do just that  Plus she is pretty flawed between being indecisive and a little innocent but that only makes her even rounded  I’m a fanThe pace  It’s relentless  There are changes of setting new characters a battle conspiracy theories and lots to keep you on your toes  I read it over a 24 hour period as I just raced through itElsewhere  What a setting  It is horrifically brutal and a pretty rotten place to be a captive as life is considered worthless thereThe sex scene  I thought it was refreshingly honest and was one of the few times where I was happy about Kitty and Benjy being together  It felt sweet and a little embarrassing to read about which seemed appropriate  Somethings that I didn’t love so much about Captive The bland romance  I had this issue in book one and I still have it here  I just don’t get the feels from Kitty and Benjy  I feel like I’m being told that they love each other but I can’t buy into it they feel boring and settled and I definitely get of a friends vibe of them  Now Kitty and Knox I think there might be sparks thereThe history  We still don’t get enough detail on how this world developed  It is eluded to but not really explained as to how people bought into such a horrific have and have nots society  The world building is full of originality but I’d love to see this addressed and developed in book 3Overall this is a very readable dystopian series  I really like Aimee’s style of writing and the fast and furious pace of the book  And I’m normally of a fan of character driven books but all the twists here keep me invested  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book   Who should read Captive by Aimee Carter? I’d recommend this series to fans of YA dystopian novels especially if you like them full of originality and twists  Fans of the The Progam by Suzanne Young or The Jewel by Amy Ewing should also like this oneThanks to NetGalley and Harleuin UK for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review   Well this series continues to surprise me I didn't expect to love Pawn and I did I expected a bit of a seuel slump and there certainly isn't one Captive was absolutely as action packed and horrifying as its predecessor The story does take a few chapters to really take off but I was fine with that because I appreciated the little snippets of recap they were placed well it didn't  feel like a recap but it definitely did the trick to help me refamiliarize myself with Kitty's worldThe Good Change of location I was really glad to see the book leave Hotel Hart and take us to the hell that is Elsewhere And this place is bad Yes I know it was expected to be awful but nope Aimee Carter took it to a whole new level of evil I did not see a lot of the twists surrounding Elsewhere coming which was really great in itself And reading about the history the people their lives it was so worth it The plot Yes the plot was very fast paced very anticipatory Lots of twists and lots of trying to figure out who were the good guys trying to figure out who was even who if you've read Pawn you know that masking is very shady business and Captive takes it to a new level I had no idea Maybe I still don't Guess I have to wait to find out The new characters Not even the characters themselves because Kitty is uite frustrating sometimes but just all the new people that are introduced It makes for a really strong book because you'll find yourself in sincere empathy one minute and abhorrence the next There are a lot of characters to feel for and a lot of characters to hate and it makes for a book chock full of suspense Kitty and Knox I enjoy them I do Even though Kitty is mind numbingly frustrating at times she really is caring and loyal and has a lot of good ualities It is easy to root for her As for Knox  I have just always enjoyed his character I love his frustration with Kitty especially in the beginning of the book when she is refusing to listen to him They argue like an eighty year old couple and I find it fun Of course Knox is all over the place in this book and I was never sure if he was trustworthy after a certain point I think I know where he stands now but come on there's another book anything can happen The Meh Because none of it was bad Benjy Oh Benjy why you here? Seriously Benjy is one of the most useless characters I have come across I feel exactly nothing toward him I almost wished I hated him because at least there'd be some emotional stirrage I get that Kitty has known him forever but there is no chemistry just familiarity Kitty earns her III Seriously I know why homegirl didn't get higher on her test now because she does some really dumb stuff under pressure Likely just as she did on her test because wow I mean I know some people freeze up in the heat of the moment can't make decisions make the wrong ones etc but she has to get it together if she is going to save anyone herself included Bottom Line Very good as a book great as a seuel I absolutely can't wait for ueen based on the events of this bookThis review was originally posted on It Starts at Midnight 261113waiting impatiently patiently for the release I am so torn on how to rate this book If the author was setting out to write the most annoying stupid childish character that I hate than anything this book gets a 5 But I don't think that was her intention I knew I was a dog person for a reason I freaking hate Kitty She is a total dumbass Every decision she makes is like a two year old who does the opposite just to be spiteful while having no real knowledge to base her decisions on She refuses to trust Knox in spite of everything he has done for her She is constantly getting people hurt and killed This girl is truly one of the stupidest characters in fictionThe only saving factor for this book is the story which is exciting and all of the side characters Hannah is a great addition and I still love Knox Poor old Benjy What can I say? For scoring a 6 he doesn't seem that bright himself for sticking with an obvious moron

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