My Heart be Damned is the first novel by the author Chanelle Gray, and the first novel in the Damned series. It has just been released on goodreads where I picked up this snazzy cover reveal and discription:
If you're a Hunter, there are only three things you must know about the Damned. The Damned can't lie, can't live without a body, and can't leave you alone.
"Amerie Carter has the blood of a Hunter, unfortunately. She is one of a rare line of women who, upon her sixteenth birthday, will come into extraordinary powers used to hunt the Damned; escaped souls from Hell who take up residence in human bodies. It's supposed to be her sweet sixteen, but Amerie has never dreaded a day more, and her worst fears are confirmed as the celebration turns tragic when her mother is killed.
Grief-stricken, Amerie vows to never hunt a day in her life. She's determined to hide behind normalcy, attending school, hanging out with her friends and working an after-school job at The Hut. All Amerie wants is to be left alone. But try telling the Damned that. The harder Amerie tries to ignore her powers, the more the Damned come looking for her.
When an attack leaves one of Amerie's friends in the hospital, and endangers the lives of her fellow students, she knows she has no choice: Hunt or Be Hunted. Thankfully, the gorgeous, secretive, and so-off-limits Marshall offers to train Amerie to take out her supernatural enemies. But training with Marshall means leading lying to her friends, her family, and confronting the mysterious circumstances surrounding her mother’s death.
Amerie soon discovers she’s not the only one with something to hide, Marshall's secrets might kill her before the Damned get the chance."
oh god....is it safe to say that we should all be adding this to our "most antisipated 2012 release" list? I THINK SO!
In the ever-growing YA world, originality seems to be declining, unfortunatly. it seems that authors have taken up the skill of "borrowing" ideas from other authors, change a couple character names and a couple scenes ...then TADA a new novel. unfortunatly, us readers get tired of re-living the same tale over & over again. I mean, isn't that what re-reading is for? no need to go out and buy a new novel for the same story.
then enter Chanelle Gray with "My Heart Be Damned".
this novel screams originialty, which is something none of us can get enough of i'm sure.
Then enter release-date: September 15, 2012.
Something's Damned alright. doesn't waiting suck? I guess were all going to have to suck it up and wait patiently for the release date.
But don't forget to keep up with the author, you never know... she might do some ARC giveaways or something that might give you the chance to read this original novel before the extremely far release date!
You can keep up with Chanelle here:
Happy readings everyone!