The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
HarperTeen, 336 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Source: ARC via Edelweiss
Age Group: Young Adult
A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become.
Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She awakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted the most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage…and her duty to uphold it.
The Dark Knight meets Cinder in this gripping and cinematic story of heartbreak and revenge. From Alloy Entertainment, this inventive new superhero story is sure to captivate any reader.
I liked this book. It had a sinister feel, but the story was focused on a prima ballerina, Anthem. The short of it? Anthem falls, dies, and is revived with a new ticker & some serious powers. What does she do with them? She becomes a superhero!
I wasn’t expecting Anthem to be such a likable character or for the plot to be so twisted. Her character development is pretty fast, but I really enjoyed that. Seeing her go from being obsessed and completely focused on school and dance to being a sort of an avenging angel…it was pretty B.A.
I’d recommend this book for anyone wanting something a little strange and different, but full of action and suspense! (Oh, and a bit of love, maybe?)