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?
First Line:"Somewhere nearby, Beny was waiting for me."
Review:I absolutely adored Pawn the first book in The Blackcoat Rebellion series but Captive took this series to a whole another level of goodness. I'm always a little hesitant to pick up the second book since a lot of series suffer from the second book syndrome but not Captive, it was actually better then Pawn. Captive was a lot more darker and a lot more violent. There were so many twists and turns that I didn't know what to expect. Kitty's world has become even more hostile then what it was in Pawn. She ends up in the one place she feared the most Elsewhere and just when she thought all was lost she finds allies in the most unlikely of all places. We meet more new characters and some I really liked but don't think about getting attached to the characters in this book, Carter has no issues killing characters off which of course made it more realistic and that much better. I liked Kitty from the first book already but I found myself having an extra dose of respect for her after reading Captive. Just when I thought she would crumble and be a complete mess she showed strength and determination more then ever ready to do whatever it took and putting the fate of everyone else above her wants and needs. She really went through it in Captive between the lies, secrets, and betrayals she couldn't trust a soul just when she thought she found herself trusting someone they would turn around and betray her or worse and I loved her even more after the fact because she just dusted off her bruised feelings and kept focusing on what was important. The romance...that is where I have had an issue with in this series so far even in Pawn and now in Captive I don't feel the chemistry between her and Benjy at all. To me I just get this friend vibe between the two even with all their kissing and sweet words I just don't believe it. Then there is Knox well my goodness that boy was infuriating in the worst way there is nothing between Kitty and Knox in this book whatsoever except for rude exchanges of words but there was a hint of something and honestly I would love that to grow to be more in the next book just because even though I don't know what to make of Knox anymore one thing is for sure he is a hell of a lot more interesting of a character then Benjy ever has been. There were quite a few things that happened that has me very excited for the next book. With the way things ended I can't wait to see what Carter has in store for us in Queen which is the next book in the series. Overall captive was amazing and even better then Pawn. If you haven't picked this series up yet I highly recommend you do so. Memorable Quotes
~ "...How many people are going to die before it's all over because you care more about your own worthless life than the freedom of millions?" ~ "Having to be someone else all the time-never getting to be me anymore, having my every move watched....I'm losing myself, Beny."
Rule #1: Do not show fear. Rule #2: Do not show pity. Rule #3: Do not engage. Rule #4: Do not let your guard down. Rule #5: They lie. Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.
First Line:"Bridget stared at the clock on the wall and cursed its painfully slow progression toward three fifteen."
Review:I was expecting a completely creepy read I mean look at the cover and the title, demons and exorcisms screams horrifying but what I wasn't expecting was quite a few funny moments which actually made me enjoy Possess that much more. Bridget is a pretty amazing girl, to wake up one day and learn you can banish demons is pretty crazy but the girl was strong and did her thing when it came to getting rid of the demons. I'm glad that the author gave us an explanation on why she was able to banish demons and there was a back story to it instead of her just being blessed with the gift or something. There was romance but believe me when I say it was the furthest thing from any sort of insta love, like etc. Bridget literally wanted to be left alone by everyone including Matt who was a childhood friend of hers, which is why when she finally did fall for him it just made it that much sweeter. I do have to say that there were some aspects of Possess that was predictable which is what kept me from giving it a full five star rating but the plot was fast paced and a lot of interesting things happened along the way. Overall Possess was full of demons, exorcisms, possessed dolls, priests with hidden agendas, mystery, romance and a spunky heroine and if your looking for a book with all that then I highly recommend Possess.
Memorable Quotes ~Wow, did she really just explain her freaky new exorcism skills as "this thing I can do"? Like she was going to tie a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue or show off a double-jointed thumb?
Tether, the sequel to Tandem, continues the captivating tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds.
Sasha expected things to go back to normal once she got back on Earth. But now that she knows parallel worlds are real, and that an alternate version of herself exists in a world called Aurora, her old life no longer seems to make sense . . . and her heart breaks daily for Thomas, the boy she left behind. Troubled by mysterious, often terrifying visions and the echoes of a self she was just beginning to discover, Sasha makes the difficult decision to journey once more through the tandem.
Thomas is waiting for her on the other side, and so is strange, otherworldly Selene, Sasha’s analog from a third universe. Sasha, Selene, and their other analog, Juliana, have a joint destiny, and a new remarkable power, one that could mean salvation for Selene’s dying planet. With Thomas’s help, Sasha and Selene search for the missing Juliana. But even if they can locate her, is Sasha willing to turn her back on love to pursue a fate she’s not sure she believes in?