Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: The Gramm Curse (Nightwatchers 0.5) by Candace Knoebel

OMG, where to start?! Well, The Gramm Curse is set right before Everlasting. You can read them in the order you’d like, but in a way, The Gramm Curse made me understand Everlasting better, just as Everlasting made me understand The Gramm Curse better. Not making sense, am I? ;-)

As you may know, The Gramm brothers have a curse upon them. If they fall in love, their loved one dies. If they don’t fall in love with their witch…. They die. With me so far? What if you got a remote shot at finding a cure for the curse? What if you got a sliver of chance for reversing it, so nobody had to die? Would you take the chance? How far would you go to try and remove the curse?

That is the dilemma Jax, Gavin, Cassie and Jezi finds themselves in, and the consequences reverberates a long way into Everlasting and beyond.

I loved that The Gramm Curse was from Jax’ POV, it gave a unique insight into his mind, how he thinks. In a way he is a martyr, sacrificing himself for Jezi, so she will live and he will die. In reality, he is running from everything, closing himself behind walls so thick it will take someone very stubborn to crack them – Jezi isn’t the one to do that, but that is another story.

I don’t want to reveal too much about what happens in this book, because if I say too much, I will spoil something from Everlasting. But I love how Candace ties everything together, that we get to see everything from Jax’s POV, the action, the moral dilemma the group is facing, and how their decision affects people around them.

There are deceit, love, hope, crushed dreams, desperation, decisions to make and the fall out to deal with. If you loved Everlasting, the Gramm Curse is definitely for you!

Set before Everlasting, the addicting start to the Night Watchmen Series, The Gramm Curse is a novella told from Jaxen Gramm’s perspective.

How far is one willing to go for love?

Before finding a love that shakes the entire foundation of his world, Jaxen Gramm only had his Witch, Jezibelle Beaumont, to worry about. He’s her Hunter, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe from the curse placed on his bloodline, even if it means keeping her far from his heart.

But when a spell is offered that has the power to remove the curse, temptation clouds the ethical judgment of the Gramm brothers and their Witches.

In this action-packed novella, enter the dark recesses of Jaxen’s mind as he battles with himself over a decision that could not only cost him his life, but the life of fellow Coven members. Reunite with Gavin, Cassie, Mack, and Jezi as they dance around the dangers of a civil war on the brink of beginning.
You can buy The Gramm Curse HERE

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

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