Monday, December 16, 2013
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. (goodreads.com)
This was a great book, I'm glad I ordered it for my library. I love the character of Kitty, my heart broke for her as she tried to make the best of the worst of a very bad situation. Kitty's face and body have been taken from her, and she has two options, act as Lila Hart and do the bidding of the head of the family, Augusta, or die. Kitty must outwit a family of deceivers, and backstabbers, if she want to survive and keep her boyfriend Benjy safe.
The Hart family is full of secrets and so is this book, from beginning to end I was hooked. Kitty is a fantastic character who really comes into her own and learns what she's made of as she comes to realize that she's more than the number tattooed across the back of her neck, and if she's willing to risk it, she might be able to do more for she people, than anyone from the Hart family ever could.
The Hart family is a big problem, I don't even know where to begin, Daxton, worst human being ever, hands down. Augusta was a weird one, she seemed to hate everyone except Greyson, but why? Why did she choose Greyson to love above the rest, maybe it was because he was so passive, I don't know. Despite all of her hatred, she almost seemed to truly believe that she was doing what was best for her country (you know, shooting people on sight, sending them to Elsewhere, and creating replacements for anyone who she still had use for).
Part of the reason I liked the book so much was because I did all of this extra thinking about the characters, and there were a few twist that I really didn't see coming (although there were a few that I was able to guess).
This is a must read for everyone, the only part that sucks a little... I have to wait until next November to read book 2 :(