Some of my recent finds. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Karen Ann Hopkins: Wicked Legacy: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: 15th February 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Holly Black: Book of Night: 3rd May 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Samantha Hayes: The Trapped Wife: 8th September 2021: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: Inch Worms: 1st September 2021: Kindle Edition
Amelia Kahaney: All the Best Liars: 5th April 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Mindy McGinnis: The Last Laugh: 15th March 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Cold as Hell: Kindle Edition (28th August 2021) & Paperback (1st February 2022)
Posted in Amelia Kahaney, Carrie Jones, Holly Black, Karen Ann Hopkins, Kelley Armstrong, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Mindy McGinnis, Samantha Hayes
Tagged All the Best Liars, Book of Night, Cold as Hell, Inch Worms, The Deepest of Secrets, The Last Laugh, The Trapped Wife, Wicked Legacy
The Invisible (The Brokenhearted, Book 2)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 8th September 2015; AU: 21st September 2015; UK: 8th October 2015)
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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. The wealthy side of town was built to literally raise them above the damaged side, so that flooding wouldn’t inconvenience the cashed-up.
The Invisible sees Anthem confronting her own economic privilege. The well-off have to actually lose something, such as a child, before they’ll consider donating half their fortune to aid worthy causes low down.
Amelia Kahaney writes The Invisible with stunning imagery. The scene where Anthem watches skyscrapers collapse, not knowing if her Tower will fall next, is genuinely thrilling.
I was surprised to discover that I’d rated the first book in the series only two stars. The Invisible is worth double that.