The Brokenhearted by Amelia KahaneyThe Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

The Brokenhearted

byAmelia Kahaney

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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Perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles and Marie Lu's Legend series, Amelia Kahaney's The Brokenhearted is a gorgeous, gritty, and imaginative take on the superhero story. Anthem Fleet, talented ballerina and heir to the Fleet fortune, has always been closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. Lured by the handsome and dangerous Gavin, Anthem is drawn into the dark and exhilarating world on the wrong side of town. But when the couple runs into trouble, Gavin goes missing and Anthem winds up dead . . . only to awaken in an underground lab with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. Now she can run faster, jump higher, fight better. But the only thing that matters to her is getting Gavin back. And when she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted the most, she is determined to use her newfound powers for the ultimate revenge.

Set in the ruined fictional landscape of Bedlam, a Gotham-like city, this tale of heartbreak and revenge is both gripping and cinematic.

Amelia Kahaney grew up in San Diego, California, and Hilo, Hawaii. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, she moved to New York City and received her MFA in fiction writing at Brooklyn College. Her short fiction has been anthologized inThe Best American Nonrequired Readingand appears in several literary magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, ...
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Title:The BrokenheartedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006223093X

ISBN - 13:9780062230935

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! This another book that I wanted to read based on the cover, because seriously it is gorgeous. I knew this book was being called a "super-heros" themed novel, and i know some people are very serious about that sort of thing, but for me, I just want to read a book that entertains me. And this one did just that. The main character, Anthem was a great narrator and I loved her voice. She was sarcastic, true to herself and very passionate. These are things that I love in any female character, and honestly they just more prominent the more the book progressed. When she finds out that because of a tragic accident she is now alive with a bionic heart in her chest that allows her to have "special" powers she goes into revenge mode. And i loved watching this "perfect girl" we met at the beginning of the book spiral downward to the point where she is almost at the mercy of her revenge and has no grasp on reality. I am not a comic person at all, so I do know the history behind certain characters or their origin stories, but I did some similarities between this story and some famous comic books characters. Although some might say that this is cheating and not original, I will have to disagree. All stories, whether they be YA, or adult fiction, are almost always inspired by something else. And in this case it happens to be comic book characters. So to those critics who are saying this story is not original, think again. Not all story can be original. I will say that although some have been surprised by the ending of this book, I kinda saw it coming. But that might just because i read into things too much. But even if I saw it coming, I still loved how it was dealt with and how it will evolve into future books--at least I hope it will. This was a great read that packs a punch in the action department and I seriously cannot wait to what happens next.
Date published: 2014-01-05

Editorial Reviews

“With the dystopian angle, the fast–paced action, and the stellar cover, this novel is bound to float/fly off the shelves.”