The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
HarperTeen, 304 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Source: ARC via Edelweiss (Thank you!)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Brokenhearted #2
Follow up to: The Brokenhearted
Taking up where The Brokenhearted ended, the sequel finds Anthem Fleet attempting to return to a normal life after an experimental surgery that left her with a bionic hummingbird heart and a terrifying new strength. But she can’t shake her suspicions about her father’s connection to the Syndicate and she can’t ignore the cries of help in the crime-ridden city of Bedlam. She finds new promise in her relationship with Ford, but after his lifesaving surgery, the Ford Anthem knew slips away.
When a mysterious new group called “The Invisible” starts attacking the privileged North Siders, Anthem has to step up and be the New Hope that Bedlam needs, or Bedlam will fall…once and for all.
Again, I cannot say enough good things about this author, protagonist, and series. It is hard to go into details about what I loved (mainly because it would be spoilery and LONG), so I’ll be brief in my review of Invisible.
Ballerina superhero? Check.
Anonymous vigilante crusader group terrorizing the affluent? DOUBLE CHECK.
Sweet, sweet street justice? Triple check!!
I loved this book. It is a perfect follow-up to the first, Brokenhearted. The character development is steady and fulfilling. The plot is twisted and thrilling. Anthem wants to know who is terrorizing her city…regardless of social class…this is not the way she wanted to see Bedlam change.
She basically reminds me of a female version of Arrow (the DC Comics show on CW). [Side note: If you haven’t watched it…I recommend that, too!]
My heart was racing throughout the entire book and at the end…well, the ending makes you BEG for the next book! The author has done a fantastic job of pacing the suspense and timing the action perfectly. The fight/combat scenes are wonderfully choreographed and the imagery is spot-on. I had no problem reading this and playing the scenes in my head as I went.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a strong female protagonist, a little bit of a love story, and a TON of action!