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 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.
Dude! This is one PR that had my head spinning from all the twists and turns. If you’re a Buffy fan, then you HAVE to read this! I haven’t read a good, kick ass heroine book in a while. Just a straight up “We fight the good fight and will whoop evil’s butt” book. This one is fantastic.
Amerie has is pretty darn tough at home. She’s going through a lot with her mother just passing away, her father not handling things so well, and her rough relationship with her brother. Then there’s school, friends, and complex relationships between two new guys vying for her attention. After her mother, A Hunter, is killed during one of her missions, Amerie decides she’s through with it all. She’s not a Hunter anymore, and she turns her back on hunting the Damned. But when she discovers there’s a bounty on her head, and evil comes at her full force, she has no choice but to stand against the darkness and fight.
I loved the dialogue in this story. It’s so authentic to today’s teens, and Amerie is clever, witty, and snarky. She and her friends had me laughing so hard. And Marshall. Can you say bad boy with major attitude that gets your heart pumping? So much angst in this guy that my poor heart just couldn’t handle it. Not to mention cage fighting? Hawt! Swoon. Give me.
I recommend My Heart Be Damned for every lover of YA Paranormal Romance that wants a new, tough heroine and swoon-worthy guys to take them away. It’s a wonderful read.