Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

"The world doesn't need another broken-hearted girl..."

Every superhero has their origin story. That's what The Brokenhearted is, an origin story. In the beginning, Anthem is an ordinary girl. She is focused on school and ballet lessons. Then she goes to the party, meets the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, falls in love. Everything seems perfect, but it doesn't last.

Anthem's boyfriend is kidnapped. She meets the kidnappers, but they kill him anyways. Anthem leaves, slips, falls in the icy cold river. And she dies. However, the story doesn't end there. That is where it begins.

After her untimely death, Anthem is given a new bionic heart. This heart allows her to run faster, jump higher, and become the hero that Bedlam City has been looking for.

The Brokenhearted was pretty good. I liked the concept, and once the action starts, it's very satisfying. The downside is that it takes a while for the action to start. Anthem spends the majority of the book moping and feeling sorry for herself. I'm willing to give that a pass, seeing as how this was the first book and she had just had her heart broken and died and stuff. Hopefully, she will get right to the booty-kicking in the next installment.

I received my copy of The Brokenhearted from Edelweiss, courtesy of HarperTeen. It's available for purchase now.

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