Release Date: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
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.
Captivating, fast-paced and highly original, The Brokenhearted will suck you in until you can’t get enough. This was such a refreshing read. The originality of The Brokenhearted was a welcome change of pace. I was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.
One girl’s desperate attempt to live up to her parents’ expectations and play the darling, dutiful daughter comes crashing down when she meets Gavin. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks show she has fallen desperately in love with, she knows her parents would never approve. Their romantic affair turns disastrous when Gavin is kidnapped and Anthem needs to find a way to come up with the ransom money or Gavin dies. But after a horrible accident claims Anthem’s life and she wakes up to realize nothing is what it seems and her life as she knew it is over-the old Anthem is gone and someone she never thought she would be has taken her place.
Anthem is a great heroine. Her transformation throughout the book is great. I love the growth she makes and how she grows from this naïve girl into one who starts taking matters into her own hands. Her quest for vengeance becomes so much more.
I loved every second of this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read something new and original.