November 17, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Captive by Aimee Carter (Blog Tour)

Welcome to our stop on the CAPTIVE by Aimee Carter blog tour, hosted by...

Kismet Book Touring

Originally, I was going to share a video review with you all, but unfortunately I am not that tech savvy, and could not figure out how to upload the video to my computer from my phone. Things were a lot simpler when I had an Apple phone. :-P

Anyway, I am going to share my thoughts on the book, but first -- about the book. 

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 more 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?

For those who don't know, CAPTIVE is the second book in Aimee Carter's THE BLACKCOAT REBELLION series.

I want to start off by saying that I absolutely loved PAWN. I thought PAWN was amazing, and felt that all the characters were well written, and very likable. It's a 5 STAR book for me. When I got the chance to read CAPTIVE I jumped right at the opportunity because I was dying to know what happens next, and what is Kitty's next move.

CAPTIVE opens up with a bang. Aimee Carter doesn't waste a lot of time recapping book one. She dives right into the story giving you bits and pieces throughout every chapter on book one to help refresh your memory. The story is non-stop from beginning to end. There is plenty of surprising moments, twist, suspense, and betrayal from beginning to end. There is also a lot of O-M-G moments. I literally was at the edge of my seat more than half of the book. Some parts were very predictable, and some left me with my mouth open. That is one of the things I loved most about PAWN, and now about CAPTIVE. I just love how Aimee Carter can make you smile on one page, and the next you're like wait, what?

I do have some slight issues with the book, though.

In PAWN one of the things I loved most about Kitty was her need/want to survive. She would do anything to survive.. Because of that she was a fighter. She did what she had to do, and she thought everything through before taking action. She knew she did not want to live life that was mapped out for her, and she fought for that. But in CAPTIVE, I felt like she still had this want, this need to survive and stay on top, but she was very careless. I don't know if Aimee Carter did this intentionally, but my love for Kitty died a little in this book. This is where the predictable parts of the story play in. Once anyone told Kitty not to do something, and think, she would do the opposite. I literally got so frustrated I was shaking my kindle like if Kitty was standing right in front me. True story (LOL). I just couldn't connect with her in this story as much as I did in the first. Some parts I understood why she did what she did, and then there were parts where I felt could have been avoided had Kitty just sat in a chair peacefully (not literally).

I still have a love for Kitty, but her character definitely changed in CAPTIVE, and I don't know if it was a good thing or bad thing... yet. I will say that I am still planning on continuing the series, and cannot wait for book three. As always, Aimee Carter revealed a secret near the end of the story that I am just dying to know how it plays out in book three.

This is definitely a series I HIGHLY recommend.

3.5 Stars! 


One winner will receive a fantastic grand prize package including a boxed set of the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa as well as copies of both CAPTIVE and PAWN.

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About the author....

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time working on her new dystopian series, the first of which is PAWN. Catch updates on her website, or Tweet her at @Aimee_Carter.

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  1. I did read PAWN and I loved it! My favorite thing was that I kept thinking "oh crap, I know where this is going" and I was wrong every time. Can't wait to read CAPTIVE!

  2. wow! Thanks for such a fun post and giveaway! This series sounds fantastic :)

  3. I have not read Pawn yet, but I am looking forward to reading both Pawn and Captive. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  4. I haven't started this series but after reading the synopsis for Captive, I'm excited to have it on my TBR!!!

  5. I read Pawn and loved it! Really excited for Captive!

  6. I am super stoked for Captive! It sounds so exciting! The cover is awesome too.

  7. I have not read PAWN yet but I do have it on my bookshelf.

  8. Sorry I haven't read Pawn yet but it has been on my radar for a long time now and I just absolutely loved Aimee Goddess Test Trilogy! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. This is the first time I have heard of this author, so I haven't read Pawn yet. Both Pawn and Captive sound like good books.

  10. I've read Pawn and it was fantastic! I can't wait for Captive's release.

  11. I read Pawn and loved it! I really want to see where Captive goes and how Kitty changes.

  12. I AM THRILLED FOR CAPTIVE!! Pawn was brilliant and I cant wait to have both together on my book shelf. Pawn is lonely.
    ~Brittany T.

  13. I haven't started this series yet, I'm really looking forward to:)

  14. I haven't read them yet, but I cannot wait to! They are so gorgeous looking!

  15. I just started reading Pawn and I am hooked! I'm very excited for Captive and I can't wait to read it! :)

  16. No I haven't read Pawn yet but it sounds good!


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