Friday, October 31, 2014

ARC Review: Evernight (Night Watchmen #2) by Candace Knoebel

Holy hell. This is the best one yet, hands down. It has absolutely EVERYTHING I want, need and expected from Candace – and a bit more. She lived up to my expectations, and then some.

The Watchmen Series starts with Everlasting where we met Faye and her friends. We do see her parents shortly, but only a glimpse before they’re taken away.

Anyways… Faye finds out that she isn’t Defect, but instead is teeming with magic more powerful than any witch or Hunter ever born. Which also makes her the most dangerous person alive – and the most sought after. Everyone wants to use her for their own means.

In Evernight we continue the story with Faye, the Gramm Brothers and their witches. Faye found the dagger of retribution and they’re now all safe in Ethryeal City…. Or are they? The city has many alluring things to enjoy, but in there also lies the danger. And in the end – who will be their friend and who is their enemy? Sometimes enemies are closer than you think, and Faye will have to find it out quickly before she loses everything that she loves.

I absolutely loved Evernight.
To be able to read the continuation of Faye’s story, to follow her struggles, her fight not only against her own demons, but against her worst enemies, against her worst fears… THAT was amazing.

I loved reading about Faye and Jaxen’s relationship, how they trust each other more and more, how far they are willing to go to protect each other. Did I get frustrated? Yup. I wanted to kick Jax for being such a “gentleman”, because honestly, there are rarely the right time, and sometimes you just have to jump out into it. Stubborn #”%&¤.

Candace made me cry, laugh, made me sick to my stomach (some of the things that Faye is being put through are HORRIFIC), but most importantly; she gave me another amazing read with a world I fell deep into again. Every time I open one of the books from The Night Watchmen series, I am hurled into a wonderful and amazing world that I get lost into and could spend days exploring. She makes me feel like I have come home, and yet there’s always something new happening.

The end really made me excited though. It made me want to start reading the next book, only that one is currently sitting nicely in Candace’s mind, so I’m guessing I have to be patient ;-)

One lie will change everything.

Faye Middleton has secured the Dagger of Retribution for the High Priesthood, but in doing so, she’s opened the door to more demands set by them. She now has to break the Holy Seal, and soon. Trapped in the alluring Ethryeal City, Faye is pushed to the breaking point trying to discover just what she is truly capable of, even if it means destroying herself in the process.

With the clock ticking down to the war between both Covens, and the truth about her parent’s mysterious disappearance within her reach, Faye is faced with tough choices that will forever change her. Will Faye be able to handle the demands from the Priesthood, and still be able to continue her search for her parents?

But more importantly, can she survive the truth she finds?

You can buy Evernight HERE
If you're new to the Night Watchmen Series, you might want to start with Everlasting and then continue with The Gramm Curse.

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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