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Blurb (from Goodreads):
In the riveting sequel to the reimagined superhero story The Brokenhearted, Anthem Fleet takes on a powerful new villain and makes some startling discoveries about her family and her past that will forever change her.
Taking up where The Brokenhearted ended, the sequel finds Anthem Fleet attempting to return to a normal life after an experimental surgery that left her with a bionic hummingbird heart and a terrifying new strength. But she can’t shake her suspicions about her father’s connection to the Syndicate and she can’t ignore the cries of help in the crime-ridden city of Bedlam. She finds new promise in her relationship with Ford, but after his lifesaving surgery, the Ford Anthem knew slips away.
When a mysterious new group called “The Invisible” starts attacking the privileged North Siders, Anthem has to step up and be the New Hope that Bedlam needs, or Bedlam will fall…once and for all.
Publishers Weekly called The Brokenhearted an “atmospheric, adventure-laced debut” with “graceful world-building, strong characterizations, and an enveloping plot.”
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This is the second book in the ‘Brokenhearted’ series.
This was an okay story, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one.
Anthem was an okay character in this, but she still made some very silly decisions. Once again she was running around playing super-hero with no disguise of any kind, relying on random people to conceal her identify, and having no problems leaving video evidence, DNA, and fingerprints at crime scenes. Will she never learn?
The storyline in this was okay, although I felt like it didn’t really get interesting until the 40% mark. There were a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming, and I was quite shocked by one twist that we got at the end, but between the twists and action scenes, the rest of the story was a little dull.
There wasn’t really much romance in this one to be honest.
The ending was okay, and again, I liked the twist that we discovered. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first though, it just felt a bit lacking for me.
Overall; okay story, but not as good as the first.
6.5 out of 10.