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Everlasting

(Night Watchmen #1)

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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,384 ratings  ·  127 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 Middleto
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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 d
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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
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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
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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 had. And i
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BookLoversLife
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
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read, favorites
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
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Beth
Feb 13, 2014 marked it as to-read
I received this copy of Everlasting from Candace Knoebel in exchange for a honest review.
Debbie
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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’s
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Andy
CANDACE KNOEBEL!!!! HOW COME IVE NEVER READ YOUR OTHER WORKS???? I LOVE THIS BOOK.. WAIT NO I ADORE THIS BOOK!!! IT SO DESERVES RAYS OF GOLDEN ANGEL LIGHT TO SHINE ON IT!!! Wait im sorry *chuckles nervously* I tend to get carried away.. ALOT
I am going to go mad if I don't get the second book right now UHH
UHHHHHH..

While reading the book I was like:


A WORLD WHERE WITCHES AND HUNTERS COEXISTED

So, basically the book is about this girl named Faye Middleton who is off age and this means she has to go
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Mandy
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
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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
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Chantelle
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
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Sabrina Street
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 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
Michelle
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.
Katy
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.
Jessa
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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Rainie
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Delphine
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5
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.
Justine
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
dnf 73%
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Nice start for a series!

First off, I just want to say that I was attracted to this book because of the cover. It's kind of colorful and very interesting to look at. Kudos to that.

Now about the plot... It's pretty good. Witches aren't really new to me, but the way things went here, it's a breath of fresh air. The fact that they have to have a "hunter" or a partner makes it so unique. Their way of doing things is kind of awesome. It's really like being plunged into this secret community living am
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Katherine
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Resigned to start a new life as a Defect does not prepare Faye for what she actually is …

DISCLAIMER: I was given a copy of this book by the author (via Goodreads/Shut Up and Read/Read It And Reap) in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

ADVISORY: This book contains violent situations and mild sensuality

SYNOPSIS / SPOILER ALERT:

In the distant past, there was a great battle between the Primeval Covens, resulting in a new order to stop the feuding and establish cooperation between Hunters and Wi
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Megan
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book for honest review; no other compensation was received on my part.

I don't hand out 5 stars easily, but this was an easy 4.5 stars for me.

In a world of magic hidden from the general public and only known to a few higher members of government throughout the world it is the Knight Watchmen who keep humans safe from evil paranormal beings. Every hunter is paired with a witch through an infinity bond, without the other they are powerless and it is at a ceremony called t
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Lola
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

I DNF'd this book at 68%, my review will contain my thoughts and opinions about the part I read.

Everlasting sounded really awesome and I was so happy to receive an ARC. I like the author's writing style and the beginning was done really well. Gradually though the story got less interesting, I am not even sure when exactly it happened, but when i stopped at 69% I realized I just had lost interest in the characters and the story and I didn't see the poi
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Novel Grounds
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everlasting
5 Stars|Amazon (Free)|Goodreads

Favorite Quote: "I'm a mess of anorexic wishes starving for the light of shooting stars."

I can't believe I put off reading this novel for so long. It has been on my TBR forever and that is a definite travesty. This novel knocked me off my feet from he very start. Give me a prophecy and romantic twists any day. Throw in some attempted kidnappings along with the magic and I am hooked.



This was a story about finding yourself and not letting others determine your
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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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