Queen by Aimée Carter

QueenTitle: Queen
Author: Aimée Carter
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Pawn
2. Captive
Date Started: December 23
Date Finished: December 28
Format: ebook from the digital library

Kitty Doe – knowns as Lila Hart – has been through it all. She has been Masked to look like the Prime Minister’s daughter, she’s been sent to Elsewhere – the prison for everyone ranked I or below – and now she has successfully held a rebellion to take over the prison thanks to the Blackcoats and their co-leader Knox. Now, she has to tell the country the truth. That the prime minister – Daxton Hart – is not who he says he is. He’s actually a man named Victor Mercer who was hand picked by Daxton’s mother Augusta to take over for her son.

But it isn’t easy. Victor is ten steps ahead of the Blackcoats and every time they try to reveal the truth he has something there to counter it. Kitty has confessed who she really is and what she suspects, but Victor has the real Lila who goes on the radio to tell the nation that Kitty is the one that is lying. Celia – the Blackcoats other leader – is getting tired of this game and decides to attack Somerset – the prime minister’s dwelling – and end this once in for all. But she kills the wrong guy and makes the Blackcoats look like the bad guys. Kitty has a plan that will out Victor permanently, but the only problem is it’s back in Somerset…

Okay, so usually I don’t like final books in series because authors have had this huge set up that takes two or three books to do and then try to slam all this information into one final book and it usually doesn’t go well. Carter puts in a lot of information (and a lot of death too), but she does it in such a way that it’s not overwhelming to the reader. I liked how strong Kitty has become since book 1 and I also liked the relationship she had with Greyson too. My one big complaint about this book is the semi-love triangle that was going on throughout. I mean, I knew Kitty had a thing for Benjy that was mutual, but now all of a sudden there was a thing with Knox? The guy who only saw her as a pawn in his game? No. No. No.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Not a bad conclusion to a good series. Kitty has really grown over the course of the three books and there were a lot of twists and turns the kept me entertained. My only complaint is the (not-needed) love triangle that had no real satisfying conclusion.

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