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The stunning sequel to the thrilling paranormal romance novel Everlasting!
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?
It's here. It's finally here. I finally got the answer to my prayers and was given more of the superlicious Jaxen Gramm. Okay, I wanted more of the amazing story too, but we all know that the reason we are reading this series is for more Jaxen Gramm, the great story that lies within the pages is just a great added bonus.
Before I continue to obsess over Jaxen let me obsess over the story. Evernight starts right where Everlasting left off with lots of what the hell's and this can't be good. And it pretty much continued on like that for most of the book. I was constantly yelling and cursing. This book definitely frazzled my nerves. I was totally bipolar reading this book. One minute I was happy and ah-ing and the next I was yelling or saying what the hell. I can't tell you how many times I asked the question, "Can't they just catch a freaking break?" And then this amazing thing happened where... um, wait, I can't tell you that. But trust me when I say that this moment was HUGE and made me squeal like a little girl. I may have danced a little too. Anyway, the story of Faye is definitely explosive.
But it's not only the story that makes this an excellent read, the characters are what really sell's it. Candace Knoebel manages to create characters that make you feel like you have known them forever. Every character plays a key role in developing the story. No character is useless. I can honestly say I love every character in this series. The main character Faye is one of my favorite female characters. Strong, funny, a warrior, determined, loyal, and can hold her own against any force, Faye is definitely a strong female lead. Then there is Weldon, the dark, witty, sarcastic half demon that adds the perfect balance to Jaxen's dark and brooding demeanor. Did someone say Jaxen??? Yes let's talk about Jaxen. In Evernight we really get to see more of Jaxen and what makes him tick and we get to see a side of him that I really didn't think I would ever see. And did I mention how amazing he is in a fight? No, my bad, he is. Really Jaxen is the best and is the perfect pairing for Faye. Her equal in every aspect. These two make the perfect team.
Evernight is a story full of action, incredible characters, twists and turns, magic, and comedy. There wasn't a second where I wanted to put this book down. I got everything I wanted in this book with Jaxen, Jaxen, Jaxen!
"He's a perfect storm... a force that can't be contained - that should never be contained."
The best description of Jaxen ever!
About the Author~
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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