Sunday, May 10, 2015

Everlost (Night Watchmen #3) by Candace Knoebel {Review}

All of you know that I have a lot of favorite authors and a lot of favorite series. Who doesn't. But I don't think I've had a series hit me like this one in quite a while. I was very fortunate to receive a copy of Everlost before it was released and was completely blown away. Stick around and find out why in my review.

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Everlost (Night Watchmen, #3) by Candace Knoebel
Genre: Paranormal Romance...

One truth will unravel them all.

Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.

At Jaxen's childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace.

Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they've ever known. 

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My Review~

There are many number of reasons we read. Many reasons a book stays with you. There are books that hold your attention, take you on far away adventures, and show you endless love. But then there are books that grab your heart and soul and make you live there. If only for a moment you are a part of that great story. For hours, you are the hero, villain, lover... you are everything. You are the story. 

Everlost and the world of the Night Watchmen is one of those books. It has been a while since a story has grabbed a hold of my heart like the one of Faye and Jaxen. Everything about their story bleeds pain, struggle, and war. But through it all they push through with hope and love. They keep strong with the knowledge of who they are and what they stand for. And use that to rally against an evil that will bring their world to its knees. 

In Everlost, secrets threaten to break their already weak shields, but in the end it is their sheer perseverance that keeps them going. That keeps their head above water and from sinking into despair. When you are the enemy of the world, it is hard to be the fighter you want to be.

But that's what everyone in this story is... a fighter. Strengthened by his or her inner and outer demons. For many their differences break them, but with the characters of Everlost it is their differences that make them fierce.

Faye, strong, powerful beyond words and the only one of her kind. She is destined to be killed by her love and to bring hell on earth. Yet she's also the only one who can stop it. Sure there are times when the weight of who she is makes her want to crumble, but in the end she pushes through all the bad and uses it as a strength. Ok, sometimes, it bites her in the butt, more like mostly, but she never gives up, and that's a strength in my book.

Jaxen, who is cursed to never love, for fear of losing her, is a soldier through and through and will give his life for the cause. He's a dark outer shell with a sweet chocolate middle that can only be unlocked by the one who holds his heart. 

Weldon, who defies the odds with his very existence. Is the very definition of strength and perseverance. And is deep down just another misfit using his differences as a show of strength. 

So many of Candace Knoebel's characters are riddled with pain, loss, and struggle, yet manage to fight on. Each character riddled with the hurt of their past and held together by the hope of their future. 

In Everlost we meet new characters and receive new hope just as it is all taken away from us again. Everyone we have grown to know and love is in for a fight that very well could kill them all. Candace Knoebel certainly knows how to toy with your heart. I wish I could tell you all that happens in this book, explode with the perfect words to make you read this incredible series if you haven't already, but there really are no words for a book that lives on long after the words cease. 

All I can say is this. Everlost is beautiful and climatic in a hauntingly exquisite way. Long after you close the book Faye and Jaxen will nuzzle their way into your thoughts and heart and continue to haunt you until the next story unfolds. Each time they will grip your heart in hope, loss, fear, excitement, and love. And each time you will thank them for the ride. Each time you will be taken closer to the edge of all that the world of the Night Watchmen has to offer, where you will go mad with the desire to know the rest of the story. You will scream out in agony as your favorite characters are tortured, battled, and broken. You will ooh and awe as your favorites find love, push through darkness, and find hope. Then you will curse the skies when you are left without knowing all that there is to know, but in the end you will beg for more.

It will be torture of the sweetest kind. Torture that gives you just enough to placate you until the next installment, but enough to drive you mad with the unknown. Candace Knoebel is a genius. But I beg you, please Candace Knoebel don't let my torture last too long and deliver the next installment before my heart leaps out of my chest. I have to know what fate lies ahead for characters that have stolen my heart. 

The Night Watchmen is a series that I will constantly shout out to people when they ask for that next book recommendation. It is the epitome of what a book should be. Whatever that is for you, this is it. Everlost and its world of the Night Watchmen will deliver. 

Plus there's Jaxen Gramm!!! That is the best reason to read this book, HAWT DAMN! Yes, he is a reason. Trust me, meet him for yourself and you will ask me to write my entire review with his name.

So do yourself a favor... go out and start this series if you haven't already. And if you have, then read Everlost.

There are many beautifully written lines in this book, but one of my favorites is this...
"Hope is torn between two lovers--satisfaction and disappointment. You never know which bed she'll fall into because no matter what, hope makes you feel safe." (kindle, loc. 276)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this beautiful review. Your words have truly touched my soul. This is why I write. You reminded me of that. I hope to end your torture soon! ♥♥♥