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?
Captive is the second book in The Blackcoat Rebellion; this review will contain spoilers from the first book.
Kitty is still living as Lila Hart, at the request of her fake fiancé, Knox. He wants her to continue the lie so they continue the rebellion. All Kitty wants to do is live her life in peace with Benjy but she knows how important the rebellion is the country. She wants to makes the changes.
She’s not the most willing Lila though. Knox is keeping her in the dark about a lot of things but he has his reasons. She isn’t exactly compliant and she makes rash decisions that could put her loved on in serious danger. She’s frustrated and she and Knox spend the beginning of the book pretty much at each other’s throats.
During a risky (stupid) maneuver to get information for the Blackcoats, she discovers that her being chosen to be Masked as Lila was not a random decision. But her plan doesn’t work out and she ends up being betrayed in the worst way possible and she’s sent to the Elsewhere.
In Elsewhere everyone is out for themselves. The head of Elsewhere shoots people for entertainment. It’s disturbing and cruel place. It’s where they pick people for high-up government officials to hunt. Not a great place, and now she’s stuck there forever.
Ok, Knox? Really liked him in the first book. This book? He can go &)*$ himself. He was mean and cruel and such a prick to Kitty. What he did to her; man I won’t say but boy did it make me mad. I spent 50% of the book fuming.
A lot of why Knox was such an a-hole to Kitty is partly because she makes rash, hot-headed decisions. That’s understandable to why he doesn’t let her in on all the plans but really, this is a girl that had to have plastic surgery and live a double life and pretend she’s a different person for months and nothing has gone her way. He really should cut her a little slack.
Benjy is still as blah and vanilla as in the first book. Scotia, a girl she meets in the Elsewhere is cold and calculating and also extremely mean to Kitty is kind of an interesting character but I could have gone without her. She doesn’t really serve a purpose other than to be the mean girl in prison.
Honestly, I wasn’t as impressed with this book as I was the last one. Kitty’s ‘my life is over and I want to die’ attitude was a bit obnoxious. I am still giving it Four Stars because I feel like part of that is my own problem. I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t been able to sit down and properly enjoy a book in ages.
I didn’t hate the book but it just didn’t grab me, except to make me furious at Knox (and maybe that’s the point). I recommend if you have already read the first book.