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(Night Watchmen #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,428 ratings  ·  134 reviews
What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?

The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.

But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middlet
Kindle Edition, 428 pages
Published February 19th 2014 by Candace Knoebel (first published February 18th 2014)
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'"I have to say, Middleton, I didn't think you'd have it in you."

He's looking me over, and I know what he meant was that I don't look the part. I'm too frail. Too small.

"Maybe you shouldn't think then," I retort.'
Kick-ass action, magic and romance combine to form an addictive tale that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Although life has its inconsistencies, every coming-of-age novice within the Primeval Coven knows one factor will remain constant: the annual Culling ceremony. The
Sabina Bundgaard
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was in the middle of beta reading for Sonya Loveday when she poked me and asked if I would be interested in beta reading Candace’s new book; Everlasting. I knew Candace from her other series; Born in Flames Trilogy, so I immediately jumped at the chance (and did a happy dance at the same time – it’s the internet, people. Who would notice?)

Anyways, I started reading and after only a few pages in, I knew that Everlasting was going to be great. I fell for the different characters, I was tossed in
Danielle Young
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So usually when I do reviews I like to give you a little recap of the book, but this time I've decided to give you the Top Ten reasons I loved this book and you will too!

1. Jaxen *drool* *Swoon* *sigh* Yea he deserves all that and way way more!

2. Faye. The main character in which this story is about. At first she is all sweet, innocent and down on herself, but by the time this book is over she is freaking kick butt and can stand with the best of them.

3. Magic... magic... and more freaking awesom
Marie Clarisse

"Denial is as brittle as glass. It’s solid until a force you never saw coming crashes into it and shatters the thin wall you’ve constructed to protect yourself from the truth."

Oh, God. Have you ever reading the first few pages of a book and immediately thought you were going to like it? Have you ever read about 10% of any book, highly positive with great impressions and expectations so damn high like "This is gonna be a good one!" or "Wow, this is gonna be epic, for sure." Well, I ha
This has been on my list for a long time and I jumped at the chance of listening to it. While I mostly enjoyed the story, I found the narration to be really bad! Now, the narrator had plenty of different tones for different characters, but her cadence was weird! It felt like each sentence ended in a question, or an almost sing song kind of end. It was really off putting and at times annoying. I had to unplug a lot just to take a rest. She had a tone for one character that was almost nasal and wh ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

This is the kind of book I probably would have loved when I was 13 years old. In present times, it seems so...generic. It could be replaced with many other books and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. There was insta-love, girl cattiness, and a stubborn MC who had little personality besides that character trait. Of course, this girl is the chosen one, but seems helpless without her love interest to come save her.

I wouldn't be able to end this review without inserting this qu
Jan 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, beta-read
I had been desperate to read this book when I first heard about it, so when the author asked me if I would like to beta read it, I almost fell out my chair! I was so excited and honoured to be asked because I love this author's Born in Flames series and this book and series looked and sounded absolutely amazing! This book was freaking amazing and it definitely exceeded my high expectations! I couldn't put it down until I had finished reading it! I was drawn right into the plot and I connected st ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Everlasting is filled with intrigue, suspense, romance, and paranormal fun galore. This is one of those books that boasts a great supporting cast in addition to the main characters. It begins in a stereotypical manner, with a teen girl knowing she's a failure, dreading banishment, only to find out she's super special. The first part of the book drags due to this internal struggle, but fortunately for the reader, the pace picks
Feb 13, 2014 marked it as to-read
I received this copy of Everlasting from Candace Knoebel in exchange for a honest review.
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
4.5 stars

I received the book from Paranormal Romance and Authors that rock, for a fair and honest review.

what the blur says.....The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.

But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she
I received Everlasting in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by the author. Faye is nervous about the upcoming Culling for the covens only because when she was a child her mother had a vision that she would be a Defect neither a witch or hunter. In Faye’s world after you turn 18 it’s determined which role you will fill either the magic using witch or the hunter who does the fighting. When her Culling goes wrong and instead of being a Defect like she was expecting the truth co ...more
Roxanne Kade
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Candace Knoebel has done it again. Her Born in Flames Trilogy was absolutely amazing and I was so sad to see to come to an end, but I am thrilled that Knoebel has wielded those magical writing powers of hers and created another enthralling series that is sure to blow you away.

Magic and mayhem. Action and adventure. Love and desire. There is something for everyone. A plethora of emotions poured through me with each flip of the page and I was so caught up in this story that the world could have en
Cassandra Lawson
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly LOVED this book. Everlasting is book 1 in the Night Watchmen series and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I rarely give a book a five star rating, but this is definitely a five star book.

From page one, this book moves at a fast pace, making it impossible to put down. The story is light on the romance but heavy on the action. I love the world that Candace Knoebel created for her characters and how it overlaps the real w
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, the whole plot was very interesting. It follows the journey of Faye Middleton, who believes that her fate has been decided from birth. According to her mother's prophecy she is supposedly destined to become an outcast from her supernatural society, leaving behind everyone she loves. At a certain age, each individual of the Coven will partake in a ceremony that tells them whether they are a hunter or a witch, and who they have bonded with. Faye dreads this day, as she be ...more
Jana LaPelle
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly good read!

I picked up this book on a whim, being a read-aholic I was wanting something new to read and wow was I surprised by how much I really liked this book. Others have criticized the main character Faye but I found her to be totally realistic, all things considered, she has a lot going on and so much to deal with that I found myself pulling for her and Jaxen and the whole crew. I'm really looking forward to the next installment. I can't wait to see how things pan out for Faye a
Sabrina Street
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
I really enjoyed Everlasting, it was slow at points but necessary for background to support Candace Knoebel's plot points. I was kind of taken back by the Gramm brother's being an illusion to the Grimm brother's, but after a while I was able to separate the characters she created from the notorious fable masters. Knoebel's introduction of the Gramm cures alongside their bad ass fighting technique thoroughly humanize the characters for me. Once all the characters were humanized, I was hooked. I r ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the storyline and the entire concept of it all. It fits in with other Dystopian books on the market and it has hot male characters for you to drool over. I have continued on and am reading the second in the series. The only reason I am giving it 3 stars is because I found it a little slow about halfway through after it being fast paced at the start and it took me a little while to get through it. That said, I did enjoy it and it is worth a read.
Joy Whiteside
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I loved it. Candace Knoebel has done it again. I could not put it down once I started.

It moved along at a great pace from beginning to end. You cannot help but fall in love with the characters and want to see them overcome anything in their way and the story keeps you entertained.

Candace Knoebel is an extremely talented author and I cannot wait to read more from her in the future.
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Not sure if the final rating will be 3.5 or 4 stars. Will have to think about it. However I did really enjoy it. Liked the twist on the rolls of hunter & witch. I am also looking forward to the next installment because there looks to be more trouble for these characters. And I could use a little more Jaxon in my life. Full review to follow.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
DNF I got about 200 pages in and it just wasn't holding my attention. I kept putting it down. The story was moving to slow and the characters were not drawing me in. Also I found it highly irritating how she just pushes her parents out of her head and isn't focusing on them. it's bizarre. this book had a lot of promise and I enjoyed the first few chapters but then it just stalled. ...more
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't possibly tell you how amazing this book is. And, unfortunately you, I can't tell you more about it yet.
But I'll tell you this:
Faye is so strong, even through everything she's put through.
Jaxen is incredible and supportive, eventually.
It was an awesome beginning to this story.
Cassandra Giovanni
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Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mary Seaman
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I'm late to the game on this one, but I really enjoyed it. I loved the hunter/witch team concept, as well as Faye being something completely different. I found the way she handled her problems was completely realistic for a teen. She has so many things going on and I think her losing control at times was totally understandable. She is still a strong character, but she is also relatable. I don't have any magical powers or anything but I think I could react similar to her in certain situations.

Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, good-writting
I enjoyed this book so much. It was refreshing to read a story where the author has a good use of adjectives and phrases that spark your imagination. The main character started out whinny and weak, she ended strong and likeable but the transformation was too fast. The story moved at a good pace, I was never bored. I can not wait to start the next book.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF. If you enjoy listening to the incessant wines and overly descriptive emotions of a hormonal teenager, this book is for you. Here’s the last line I read, “I’m lost in the frozen tundra of his tone, in the methodical ease at which he spews the fate of the two people I hold closest to my heart.” The whole book was written this way. I found myself skipping forward to the speaking parts, trying to skip all the flamboyant emotional descriptions. Yup, not worth it.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a really different story. Its a little bit YA for me, with too much inner monologue and angst, but the character of Weldon is really interesting, and I am hoping for more of him as the saga continues. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes and how the characters develop.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
dnf 73%
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Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: night-watchmen
Super good for action with ok plot twists.
Romance was good, not steamy yet, but good.
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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.

Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two c

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“I have to say, Middleton, I didn't think you'd have it in you."

He's looking me over, and I know what he meant was that I don't look the part. I'm too frail. Too small.

"Maybe you shouldn't think then," I retort.”
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