Published in: 2014
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 2 in the Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy
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?
The rebellion amps up in this book, with Kitty finding damning evidence that Daxton has actually been masked like her, and is now an imposter; the fake-Daxton finding out that this info has been stolen by Kitty, and then sending her to Elsewhere, which is some kind of internment camp from hell where misbehaving prisoners are pitted against each other in an ‘only one will survive’ cage match, and the lucky ones who haven’t been caged-matched today get to go and harvest the organs of dead prisoners to be sent back to the real world, because one thing this book likes to do is find something terrible and then beat it with something even worse.
We also get to learn a bit more about who Kitty really is through this book, why she has the same eyes as the Harts and why she was selected to be masked as Lila. It was interesting to read, and you can tell the series is ramping up to the final book, which is going to be really good if it keeps on with this level of action.
Captive rating: 7/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the author’s work, or fans of dystopian ya fiction