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?
Series: Blackcoat Rebellion #2
Genre: Young Adult, Alternate Reality, Fantasy, Dystopian
Release Date: 25 November, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Purchase: Barnes & Noble • Amazon
Edition: ARC Kindle
Review Written: 15 January, 2014
In this second novel of the Blackcoat Rebellion, Kitty Doe finds that sometimes in order to serve your allies purposes, they will stab you in the back. In the two months that she’s been impersonating Lila Hart, she’s faced more hardships than she can ever remember. It doesn’t help that the real Lila is still in hiding somewhere and a brat. Even with Augusta out of the picture and Daxton supposedly not remembering anything, Kitty has to stay on her toes at all points in time careful not to let her guard down.
Unfortunately, staying on guard means she doesn’t get to see Benjy as much as she’d like or even spend much time with him. In an act of pure frustration and wanting to be a bigger help to the Rebellion she’s acting a face for, Kitty breaks into her ‘Uncle’s’ office to retrieve his file since she knows he’s been masked as well. Upon entry into his filing cabinet, Kitty finds not just a file on Daxton but one on herself as well, from before her life as Lila. For her, the file is inaccessible thanks to Kitty’s lack of reading skills and before she has a chance to ask Knox, she’s charged with the crime of Treason for stealing the file and sent off to the one place on earth no one else wants to go… Elsewhere.
Thus begins a grueling and very eyeopening week. From the bunkhouse with a snitch in it’s midst to a morbid place called The Dollhouse where human parts are packaged and sent out to the world outside for the Vs and VIs in their hospitals – Elsewhere is not a place that you want to be, especially when you look like a Hart. Carter entices readers with hints of Kitty’s past, including relations of who she really is, and gives us a view of a small glimpse of paradise before leaving readers wanting more.
I’m excited to see where Carter can take us with Kitty Doe and to see if Kitty will ever get her happy ending. Until the next installment, happy reading.