The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
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.
Publishes in US: October 8th 2013 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA Para
Source: Edelweiss via Harper Teen
Series? Yes. No info about more.
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I was pretty confused at the beginning, because I totally wasn't sure if this was supposed to be in the US or if it is a completely new place, if so, I would want more world building.
I did like Anthem, she sees herself as ordinary and not living up to (rich) parent's expectations, and while I was never privileged, I have always dealt with the feelings of not being enough and self esteem, so I was able to connect with her on that level.
Admittedly, I skipped over a lot of her partying in the beginning, and I did feel like things with Gavin were insta-lovish, but I love the theme of dancers and of superheros, especially female ones.
It kinda went downhill from there because their romance escalated way too fast for me, there didn't seem to be any sort of build up it went from hello, you're cute, I'm scared of your part of town, let's dance, to I love you, here's my virginity.
But the atmosphere was cool, even if I wanted to know even more about the world itself. The action was good, and the plot kept going at a pretty good pace.
I loved the idea, liked Anthem well enough, but didn't feel the romance or the world building. I had hoped that the heart would have had more than a mention because it seems so crucial to the plot.Bottom Line: The premise was amazing, but I didn't completely love the execution and the romance didn't work for me.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you accept a bionic heart that gave you powers?