Author: Aimee Carter
Genre: Dystopian, young adult
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Date Released: November 26th 2013
Synopsis: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.
Previously titled Masked.
Review:I will admit this book took me a couple of chapters before I got into it but once the story got going I couldn't put it down. I like that the story wasn't like other books I have read before, it brought something different to the table. There were a few negatives I found with this book such as there wasn't really a reason for why the world was as it is now. Also i'm sorry to say this but I did not like Kitty's Boyfriend Benji. There relationship just didn't do it for me. He is the first and only guy she has loved so of course she wants to be with him because that's all she knows.
“I’m never better off without you,” he said. “We’re in this together. I love you, and that’s never going to change, all right? I’m yours no matter what your rank is. You could be a I, and I would go Elsewhere just to find you.”
Although as this quote shows he is very loyal and he is a wonderful boyfriend towards her . I kind of want to see her get together with Knox because I can see their friendship growing into something more and they have chemistry. I found the bad guys to be really believable and just when you think that they are not that bad they go and prove you wrong. There are a few unexpected turns which is great because I love when the Author keeps you guessing.
I really enjoyed reading this and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good dystopian read. There were a few flaws but they are easy enough to look over and see the potential for this series. I look forward to reading book 2 Captive.
Cover art: 4
Level of interest:5
Happy Reading Everyone!! :D