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Giveaway of Pawn by Aimée Carter ARC!

Book GiveawayARC Giveaway: Pawn by Aimée Carter

I just finished Pawn and I LOOOOOVED it, so I’m definitely going to have to buy a final copy come November ;-). That means my ARC could use a loving home!

Pawn by Aimée Carter ARC


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.”

I really enjoyed coming across a dystopian that had an emphasis on the plot and action instead of any romance. There is no love triangle and boys and girls can be friends! I highly recommend you check this one out and enter the Goodreads giveaway in addition to this one ;-). Normal giveaway rules: US only, winner has 48 hours to respond!

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  1. Angelina Tambunan says:

    Too be honest I wouldn’t want my government to assign a ‘trend of life’ for me. I think we will feel to trapped in that kind of life. I love reading dystopian world but I wouldn’t want to live in one :p

  2. Stephanie Moore says:

    I think it gives us a glimpse into our future if our government doesn’t smarten up. It’s a scary thought but that’s what makes dystopian books awesome I think because the future is scary, we don’t know what will happen until it happens if that makes any sense

  3. ohh this sounds so cool !!! thanks for the giveaway gal !!!

  4. It’s a pretty cool theme- but from a writer’s perspective, it’s one of the easier ones to work with, mostly because of the turmoil in our current world. There’s also the fact that it’s pretty easy to throw in a romance, some epic fighting things, and a very real atmosphere of grating tension between protagonist and government.

    • Excellent point, I hadn’t thought of how easy/hard it is to write those sorts of plots. It’s always nice to have built-in tension I suppose!

  5. hollybindurham says:

    I enjoy reading books with this theme, though as someone else mentioned, I do want a book that has a new/different hook and new, creative ideas if it is going to use this general theme. For example, I don’t really want to read more books where they get put in some sort of arena and fight to the death! I think, unfortunately, that too many indie authors I’ve seen are going that route, mimicking Hunger Games and Divergent series, rather than thinking up a new spin on just how the government figures out who you are and what your role in society will be. That said, I have been looking forward to reading PAWN since I heard about it, and it does at least sound like it brings something different to the table. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Completely agree about being over the death arena theme. I’ve been avoiding indie dystopian for just that reason :-/ Pawn is definitely different from that, good luck!

  6. It’s a good enough concept to read, yes. But not in real life…

  7. It seems like most distopias have some kind of “goverment control element” I love readin them but I would NOT want to live in a distopian worl :)
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    • So agreed! I find the testing element interesting though since I can think of four books that have had it this year alone!

  8. Kayla DeGroote says:

    It’s a very scary thought if it were to actually happen but it’s super interesting to read! It’s definitely become very popular, but I only really enjoy a select few dystopians because while a bunch of people seem to be writing them now, I feel like it takes more than you’d think to make a good and interesting dystopian book.

    • Completely agree about only enjoying a few of them! I’m not a fan of recycled plots and ideas that have sprung up everywhere

  9. I wouldn’t like it one bit. It would just curtail personal growth. No changing your mind, testing the waters, learning as you go…life and society would become stagnant and boring.

  10. Meh. It’s a great idea, but I feel like so few people do it well. We’ll see.
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  11. I think it would be awesome in real life if it worked and wasn’t abused. Things would be so much simpler if someone just told you this is the job you will be best it :) In books, I think it’s a little bit of an obvious mechanism for the author to step in and steer the story, but something about it still captures my imagination.

    • I think it’d be important what age the test was done at too though, since I know I changed a lot since high school!

  12. I’ve read many many YA dystopian books with this theme, and I’m really hoping Pawn will be a good one. I am starting to get a little tired, and I want to see a little more creativity put into this theme. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  13. Jennelle J says:

    I like it; it’s a good way to set up an easy to understand society, so you can easily see how it differs from us now. Also, its not completely outside the realm of reason (a bit extreme, but I can see how the idea would appeal)

  14. Meghan Stith says:

    I like it! It makes me feel better about the world we’re living in.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Well… I’m pretty sure that half of the world now thinks that America is becoming an oppressive world power…

  16. I think the market’s flooded with it, and we’ll see a decrease. I think more Action Adventure dystopias are the next big thing!

  17. I wouldn’t like anything that I didn’t have control of determining my life trend!
    Thanks for the giveaway :-)
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  18. I would like it in real life but in books it is interesting to see how the story would go!! It usually holds my attention and makes me want to know more of what is going to happen next.Thanks for the giveaway i have been wanting to read this book!!!!

  19. sherry butcher says:

    We already have it but as per usual it does not work. The Human factor – lots of cheating in any standardized testing.

  20. kelpeterson says:

    I think it’s a trend (and a scary one at that) because it’s already here: standardized testing à la SAT’s, anyone?

    • Hm, interesting point, SATs aren’t required or administered by the government though fortunately. Even for college applications, they are only a piece of what colleges look at. Hopefully it stays that way and doesn’t get more extreme ;-)

  21. This seems to be the trend currently and a popular one at that. I believe that its a popular trend because so many people think of our own government and the probs surrounding it. It makes one wonder though and definitely a scary thought.

  22. I like the concept in fiction, of course… in rel life, it would be terrifying =s

  23. Mary Preston says:

    I do look for a new hook each time I read this particular genre.

  24. Kind of a scary thought. Seems to be a theme in many dystopian books these days! Thanks for the giveaway!
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