Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Everlasting

Author Candace Knoebel
Format e-book
Print Length ?
Publisher Self-published
Published February 19, 2014

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 Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.

Thrown into training and separated from her friends, Faye must learn to adjust. She struggles to find her place within the Coven, and with Jaxen Gramm, the darkly handsome and extremely unnerving man assigned to watch and protect her. Emotions run high, and when she discovers a deadly secret about him, her struggles deepen. As corruption within the Coven begins to unravel, Faye pieces together her role in saving the future of her people, and within Jaxen’s life...but will the truth save her, or be her undoing?

My Opinion

The Culling Ceremony- where you discovered two things: the name of your affinity partner and if you were a witch or a hunter. Very few are labeled a defect, those who are tossed out of their coven immediately.

Faye believed her whole life that she was a defect. Instead of dwelling on the injustice of the situation, she planed ahead applying to colleges and saying her goodbyes. The day of the ceremony her parents go missing. She must face the shame of being a defect without them.

Faye is wrong, instead of being a defect is an everlasting- a rarity among her people. She is one who could be both a witch and a hunter. One who needs to be protected. Protection comes in the form of one Jaxen Gramm, a Hunter. Too bad Jaxen already has an affinity partner, Jezibel because the chemistry between him and Faye is off the charts. Jaxen along with his brother and their witches are assigned to train Faye day and night, in secret.

Her parents are never far from her mind. Faye is determined to be the best witch/hunter so that she may one day find them. Unfortunately, a loved one is hurt and her secret is no longer protected. Jaxen may not be the only protection she needs now.

Everlasting was an entertaining read that keeps you wanting more. If your TBR pile is not too high, or you have a few hours free I highly recommend it.

My Rating 3 out of 4 stars

Favorite Quote “He said that it isn’t one’s destiny that defines a man, it’s how they choose to walk the path they’ve been given.”

Other People

Katie- Faye’s best friend, a witch
Mack- Elder in the coven
Gavin- Jaxen’s brother and a hunter
Cassie- Gavin’s witch

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