Waiting on Wednesday: The Broken Hearted by Amelia Kahaney

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

The Broken Hearted
Amelia Kahaney

HarperTeen
Releases October 8, 2013
320 pages

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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. 

This book looks like it's getting some pretty harsh pre-reeases reviews and yet it still has caught my interest. This is another one of those books introduced during Epic Reads ARC Party last week, and anything that's compared to The Dark Knight meets Cinder (or just Cinder for that matter) automatically hits my TBR list. Though I imagine that's some seriously reaching on behalf of the marketing department...

Rich girl becomes superhero because of a bionic heart could be incredibly awesome or incredibly ridiculous. I fear that it's probably the later based on reviews, but I'm going to remain optimistic and hope that this book is the start of an interesting superhero-meets-cyborg mashup genre.