Saturday, May 31, 2014

Review: The Brokenhearted (Brokenhearted #1) by Amelia Kahaney

The Brokenhearted Title: The Brokenhearted (Brokenhearted #1)
Author: Amelia Kahaney
Published: Oct 8, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Ebook; 336pg
Source: Library
ISBN: 0062230921
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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.

The Brokenhearted is described as a cross between The Dark Knight and Cinder. That totally got my attention along with the gorgeous cover of this book. Honestly, I had never heard of this book, which really surprises me. I found out about it because I saw the sequel, The Invisible, available on Netgalley. The Invisible has an amazing cover too, so that grabbed my eye and once I read the synopsis I was totally in! When I discovered it was actually a sequel, I immediately found the first book and read it. And to my shock, this book was actually available as an ebook through my library. Say what?!? That never happens.

So, Anthem Fleet is not an ordinary girl. Not only is she the daughter of a powerful family, now she has the added problem of being just a teensy bit bionic... Speaking of problems, Anthem's started when she met Gavin. Gavin is from the poorer side of town which is looked down upon by the Fleet empire. So, of course, Anthem falls for Gavin. Due to circumstances surrounding these two, Anthem ends up dying. Luckily, she is saved by being given a heart that is part mechanical and part hummingbird heart. Yeah, I know right! Talk about freaky and inventive. Way to go Amelia Kahaney!

Overall, Anthem was an interesting character that I loved reading about. The character growth she exhibited throughout this novel was brilliant. Her transformation from over-protected daughter to bad ass heroine is so much fun! The story was very fast paced and the plot was solid with some really great twists. This was a quick read that I highly recommend!

5 stars to The Brokenhearted!

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