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The Invisible

(Brokenhearted #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  398 ratings  ·  73 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Louisa
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Really enjoyed reading this book again, we learned more about these characters, things that they didn't know themselves, and Anthem faces a new threat!

*First read November 10th, 2014*
Wow, I so enjoyed this book! The stakes are higher, we get a few POV's from the past, and that explain more of this world, and yeah, I'd really love a 3rd book and more!
Nasty Lady MJ
Jan 24, 2014 marked it as not-interested
Note to Self: The first book was a wannabe Batman who's intellect wasn't even a tenth of Bats' intellect. TSTL is a very, very accurate description. The research on ballet consisted of watching Black Swan one too many times and nothing else. Avoid at all costs unless there's a library copy that plays mind games on you and then immediate regret checking it out.
Tez
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOTE: I first published this on Speculative Chic.

Amelia Kahaney's The Invisible does what you hope all sequels will do: improve upon the predecessor. If The Brokenhearted is the origin story, then The Invisible is where the series-proper starts. (Unfortunately, a third novel wasn't contracted.)

Anthem Fleet's chimerical heart and ballet skills are well needed to defeat The Invisible, a secret organisation kidnapping children from rich families in order to raise money for the poor part of Bedlam.
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Lexie
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off I want to say a huge THANK YOU to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for allowing me to read and review this book early. I first was introduced to Amelia Kahaney last year when I read the first book in this series, Brokenhearted. Even though it wasn't my favorite YA book, I still really enjoyed it. I mean come on guys a female version of Batman kicking ass and taking names with a hummingbird heart. Hell yes sign me up. My problems with the first book were definitely not visible in book two. Maki ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

While it didn't manage to pack quite the emotional punch as THE BROKENHEARTED, THE INVISIBLE has it's own way of twisting the reader's heartstrings. A thrilling and action-packed follow-up to THE BROKENHEARTED, THE INVISIBLE will grab readers from the beginning and remind them why they loved book one so much.

Kahaney has created a world that manages to be both terrifyingly similar to our world, yet so dysfunctional. The physical world-building was again
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Sarah
3.25 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 le
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AziaMinor
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I will say the overall feeling of this book is.......meh. didn't hate it but certainly didn't love it
Haley
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Invisible is the amazing sequel to The Brokenhearted. It’s full of awesome and kind of feels like The Dark Knight meets The Black Swan. Anthem has gone all vigilante, much like Bruce Wayne of Oliver Queen, but unlike them she’s had her heart modified and now she’s super fast and has enhanced senses.

Something bad goes down at a horse show and group that calls themselves the Invisible makes threats. They release videos urging the rich North siders to give their money to the South side. If not,
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A unique YA story that features one of my favorite things: Superheroes!!! While I didn’t love everything about this one it was still a really fun read and I would highly recommend it!

Opening Sentence: Spring has finally come in Bedlam, and the air in the arena smells like newly blooming roses, popcorn, and manure.

The Review:

Anthem Fleet is trying to get used to her new life. After an experimental surgery that left her with superhuman powers,
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Aparajitabasu
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


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Following the events of the first book. Anthem Fleet is finally growing into her abilities. In the first book she had lost her human heart in an accident and got an experimental "chimera" heart transplanted by by Jax, the black market scientist. Her supposed boyfriend of last season, Gavin is very much dead. The syndicate is lying low after loosing their highest player (in the form of Gavin) and bidding their time. But Bedlam Ci
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iewi
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: superheroic
The romance was way less saccharine in this as compared to Brokenhearted. This is good, though it still produces too much angst in the protagonist
The mood that got me through the first book (that of the hardboiled urban poverty) is still present. This is also good, though this mood is undoubtedly done better in other books.
However, it is in this book that the vague representation of the outside world comes to head. In Brokenhearted, the lack of worldbuilding lent an atmosphere that suggested a
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Jaksen
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I guess this is not the kind of book for me, especially seeing all the four and five star reviews, but...

It just didn't make sense to me, even in the world that Kahaney created. I understand, I really do, that one must suspend disbelief to firmly immerse oneself into a fantasy or sci-fi or any sort of alternative world. I can do this. I read Dune when it first came out and went WHAT? But I loved it.

I can also accept The Wizard of Oz, read when I was about ten, and Alice in Wonderland is my all-
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Shelley
**I received this book for free from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Would be super-heroine Anthem Fleet is back in this sequel to the Brokenhearted. Anthem is the girl with the bionic hummingbird heart that gives her enhanced speed, strength, and sonic hearing. Anthem has definitely become someone Bedlam can root for. In fa
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Jessie Potts
Aug 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, oct-2014
3.5
Why you should read it: The premise behind this series is interesting, and I enjoyed reading The Brokenhearted and The Invisible. Granted, the heroine does really dumb things often (don't leave video evidence or a trail behind you!) and doesn't get a disguise (classic Superhero 101), but the story is fun. I like Anthem a lot better in this book than the first. She is a little more hesitant when it comes to Ford (thank you!) and a little bit smarter. You'll either love this book or not. If you
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Candace Wondrak
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lot shorter than the first, but I also think it was more cohesive and read a lot better! Plus, there were more reveals (Ones I actually didn't see coming, unlike the 'big' reveal of the first book) and a lot of political intrigue and machinations between people from the North and South. And there were deaths. As in, real deaths. Now, most of them elicited an 'ehh' reaction from me, but there was one that got to me.

This book is also unlike the first in that there are a few short secti
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June Jones
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a teen+ book, and is better than a lot of adult reads. I would have given it 5* but for the slow start.
Layla
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series, I wish it were longer.
Adelaide Metzger
Okay. I’m just going to get it out.

Honestly guys, my eyes were brimming with tears at the end of this book and I couldn’t stop saying, “Holy crap--holy crap!” as I struggled through the climax--and when I say “struggled” I mean my emotions were at serious war with each other. The only time a book has ever made me so emotional I just want to throw the book out the window was whenever I read Karen Traviss, specifically her Republic Commando series. Traviss has been the only author to play with my
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Tamara
I almost didn't read this, and then I almost gave up a short way in. I'm glad I stuck with it, as it was far better than the first book, The Brokenhearted. Plus now I know the ending.

It still felt a little bit like Batman in Gotham City, but this time I didn't feel like I was reading a text-only comic book (best way I could describe the first book). The pacing was better, and I liked Anthem more than I previously had. She seemed more mature and less . . . I don't know, she was just better. She a
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Ryan Marie
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC by HarperCollins Publishers for an honest review. This is an uncorrected proof.

While I read this book, I was reading like a critic, so naturally, I spotted a few mistakes-some logic and some are just stupid. (I'll reference for the author.)

But first with the good stuff: I liked that Anthem was naturally hesitant toward her love for Ford and not like, "Sure my other boyfriend turned out evil, but this time the love's REAL." (Pg. 56, ¶ 6) I also loved the beginning of Chapter 1
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Erin Arkin
The Invisible is the second book in The Brokenhearted series by Amelia Kahaney and it picks up where The Brokenhearted ended. Anthem Fleet has been trying to get her life back to normal but it isn’t exactly working out the way she planned. Mostly because she feels her father is hiding a connection to The Syndicate and new group called The Invisible has entered the scene.

The Invisible is led by someone who has a vendetta against the wealthy inhabitants of the North Side. After a number of harmle
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Skjam!
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adult action girl fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: Goodreads
Disclaimer: I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. My copy was an uncorrected proof, and there may be changes in the final product, due out 10/7/14.

Spring has come to Bedlam City, and Anthem Fleet is beginning to recover from the events of the winter. The Syndicate seems to be lying low, and she no longer goes out every night to fight it. But now a new threat raises its ugly head. The Invisible, a group that seems to have a grudge against the wealthy
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Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

This is how irritated this novel made me. I cannot even make myself come up with a synopsis. I don't care enough to summarize this novel. Had I not found an audiobook copy to listen to, I don't think I would have been able to finish it. Seriously, it was that bad. It probably didn't help that I was dreading it so much. I hated The Brokenhearted. It took three times longer than it should have to get through that and it was terrib
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Joaquin
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, novel, duology
SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK. I mean there was more action here and it was just exciting to see everything happening at once.

It felt like I was watching a movie while reading this. Although I don't get much of the flashback point of views because I didn't understand what was happening in them.

Who is it about and what is it about. But I do have one problem with it...

You know the feeling when you're reading a book that you're getting bored with but you have to finish it because it's a waste
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Alex
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
The first book was entertaining enough but certainly had its share of flaws, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. Much to my surprise it was actually pretty decent, and wrapped the story up quite nicely.

I still hate the name Anthem, and I think she's a horrible main character, but I really enjoy reading about her secret vigilante life. I'm just glad her "relationship" with Ford was put on the back burner, because I'm still mentally rolling my eyes over her insta-love with Gavin.

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Jeretta Hall-Robinson
A great story and a wonderful ending to the story. While I would love to see this story continue in graphic novel format, I am okay with ending. Anthem is back and once again feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. But there is a very explanation for this, which I will not get into because it's a bit spoiler-y. The characterization was great. But I could have done with a little more Ford. He was absent for a portion of the book. Yet, even his absence didn't take away from the story. Anth ...more
Ruth
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HTE THIS BOOK CUZ ITS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Sarah
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Second book in the Brokenhearted series. There is a new player that is taking the place of the Syndicate. They call themselves the Invisible and are determined to level the scales between the north and south sides of Bedlam. While their goals and ideals seem to be positive, their actions are deadly and damaging. Anthem takes on the responsibility of stopping the Invisible.

Side note, Ford is still slowly recovering from his gunshot wound. Anthem really thinks he is going to die, so she enlists t
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Drucilla
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: k
Much better than the first book. Not that there was anything wrong with the first book, but this story isn't bound by the origin story format (or a twist I figured out halfway through the book). I loved how dark Anthem's origins really were. There were some plot points introduced, but were never expanded upon, (view spoiler). I actually liked that it didn't become a big deal, but its inclusion felt weird. There were also ...more
Michelle Rebar
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
And, THIS would be my favorite book of 2014. Seriously. DAMN it was good! If you like dark superhero stuff like Gotham, Arrow, Smallville or The Flash, YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES!! I haven't felt this excited and exhilarated after reading a book in a long time. Twists, turns, action, suspense, romance...it's got it all! Woo!! The Invisible is the second book in the series, the first book is The Brokenhearted. I'm going to calm down and collect myself before writing a full review and a blog pos ...more
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Amelia Kahaney grew up an easily sunburnt child in San Diego, CA and Hilo, HI. At age 12, self-exiled from surf camp due to lack of coordination, Amelia sought refuge in her local library and spent the rest of her summer filling up yellow legal pads with her first attempts at fiction. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in English, she lived in Portland, Oregon and Quetzaltenango, Gu ...more

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