Hi guys. Today I'm spotlighting Captive by Aimee Carter. I absolutely adore this series and can't recommend it enough!!! I also have an awesome sound clip from the audio edition of Captive. This sounds amazing and I know, I for one, am going to get the audio of both Pawn and Captive!! First though, check out my review and then listen to the clip and let me know your thoughts below.
Title : Captive
Author : Aimee Carter
Pages : 304
Published : December 1st 2014
Publisher : Harlequin
Source : Netgalley
The truth can set her free
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, in a hostile meritocracy on the verge of revolution, Kitty sees her frustration grow as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoat rebels she is secretly supporting 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?
My Thoughts :
Pawn was one of my favourite reads last year and I'm so happy that Captive lived up to it. It was amazing!!!!
Poor Kitty, nothing is going right for her! Following on from the ending in Pawn, Kitty is still forced to pretend to be Lila, but she isn't going down without a fight. When someone she thought she could trust betrays her in the worst way, Kittys life is changed forever. She is sent Elsewhere, a place she has feared all her life, and thrust into a life that keeps spiraling out of control. Can Kitty sacrifice everything for the rebellion? Does she even want to anymore when it seems that everyone can't be trusted?
As in Pawn, Kitty is my favourite character. I love her spunk, her determination but above all I love her tenacity. She is such a strong character and she proves it even more in Captive. She is put through so much yet she still shines. She doesn't know who to trust and doubts herself but she will always do what's needed of her, no matter the cost to herself.
Then there's Benji, oh my heart broke at a certain part, I cried!! We don't see much of him in this book but what we do see just cements my love of his character. He is so sweet. Their relationship is such a pleasure to read. They love each other no matter what!
Knox is as obnoxious as ever! I still don't know what to make of him but he does redeem himself a tiny bit towards the end.
Anyway, this book right here can be summed up in one word ... Phenomenal!!! From the very first page we are taken on an intense, action packed rollercoaster. There is hardly time to catch your breath before another twist is put into the mix. The secrets, the lies, the deception, the twists all add up to make Captive one of the best sequels I've ever read. It truly was mind blowing!! Aimee Carter is a master story teller and she doesn't just tell a story, she weaves it around you till you are immersed in it and never want to leave. That's saying something because the world Kitty lives in is harsh and horrible!! Captive is everything you want in a good book and more. I could gush all day about it but I better wrap it up and say that this series is one of my favourite series ever and after the ending of Captive, I can not wait for book 3!!
- Narrated by:
- Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:12-01-14
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Now onto the sound clip. Click the link below to listen.
So guys, what do you think??
Aimée Carter is the author of The Goddess Test series and The Blackcoat Rebellion series, both out now from Harlequin Teen. Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den, the first book in a new middle grade series, will be published by Bloomsbury in Fall 2015.