Written by Candace Knoebel
Published on May 4, 2014
How far is one willing to go for love?
Before finding a love that shakes the entire foundation of his world, Jaxen Gramm only had his Witch, Jezibelle Beaumont, to worry about. He’s her Hunter, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe from the curse placed on his bloodline, even if it means keeping her far from his heart.
But when a spell is offered that has the power to remove the curse, temptation clouds the ethical judgment of the Gramm brothers and their Witches.
In this action-packed novella, enter the dark recesses of Jaxen’s mind as he battles with himself over a decision that could not only cost him his life, but the life of fellow Coven members. Reunite with Gavin, Cassie, Mack, and Jezi as they dance around the dangers of a civil war on the brink of beginning.
The Gramm Curse is written in Jaxen (Jax) Gramm’s point of view and if you have already read Everlasting, then you have to read this to get into Jax’s head, and if you haven’t had the chance, yet, now you do. The Gramm Curse is the second book to be published in the Night Watchmen series, but it is a prequel to Everlasting (see my review here) and we get more of the back story for Jax and more of the reasons for his behavior.
I couldn’t help but feel for Jax the first time I read about him, and reading his back story, just proves that while he thinks he is damaged and has built the walls around himself to protect those around him, he is really just a lost soul, one that is in need of someone or something to help him become who he is supposed to be.
While being a Hunter for the Night Watchmen, he is already assigned to his witch, one that brings out his power and protects him when he needs it, but it is not what most Hunters encounter with their witches, he does not love his witch. While he was telling himself that it was so he could protect her from his family curse, he refused to acknowledge the real reason behind it. While Jezi (Jax’s witch) blames Jax for not falling in love with her, to protect her from the curse, she realizes that he has never felt what she wishes he would. He has her in the “friend” category, and that is where she will stay, but the question is….will she really?
While we get to see so much more of the background of the Everlasting story, it brings up more questions as to who can they all trust? So, if you have already read the first book of the series, I highly recommend reading this book, and if you haven’t had the chance to read either one yet…..would I recommend reading this story first? I’m not sure, if I am being honest, I truly enjoyed reading this book, but if I picked this up first, yes I would be intreaged to read the next book, but going from Everlasting to this one just cleared up Jax’s story for me and I preferred it that way.
I have been waiting for Candace to release the next book in this series, since I first read about the Night Watchmen, and I am so glad I got to read about Jax, he had a way of winding himself into that book boyfriend category (although, yes it was a little hard to let him in for me) and he has been sitting there silently waiting for this book to be released, so that he could make that space he has in my head/heart, a bit bigger. Have no doubts my reading friends, I will be on the look out for the next book, and I will be more than happy to share with you all when that book is being released. I hope you all enjoy reading about the Night Watchmen as much as I have.
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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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