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The Watchers (Book 1: The Watchers Series)
     

The Watchers (Book 1: The Watchers Series)

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by Lynnie Purcell
 

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16-year-old Clare Michaels has always known the truth - that she is the daughter of a fallen angel. That truth has made her life hell. She has spent her entire life running from the children of the fallen. A secret, centuries-old war has divided her kind, and there are only two options if the others find her - join the fight or die. Clare's only ally in her running

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16-year-old Clare Michaels has always known the truth - that she is the daughter of a fallen angel. That truth has made her life hell. She has spent her entire life running from the children of the fallen. A secret, centuries-old war has divided her kind, and there are only two options if the others find her - join the fight or die. Clare's only ally in her running is her mother, Ellen. They have always hidden in large cities away where they could blend and disappear. So when Ellen decides to move Clare to the tiny town of King's Cross - Ellen's hometown - Clare is skeptical. But King's Cross ends up being more dangerous than even she could imagine.
A dark creature is stalking the locals, Clare keeps hearing the thoughts of someone determined to kill her, and a boy in her class named Daniel seems absolutely determined to become her friend. Clare is not certain which of the three is worse.
But it is through Daniel's help that Clare is able to understand her angelic heritage, save lives, and come to grips with her destiny as one of the Watchers.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011407468
Publisher:
Lynnie Purcell
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Watchers , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
49,768
File size:
318 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Lynnie Purcell was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina and now considers the coast home. Her hobbies include reading, listening to good music and exploring the world, when she isn't writing. She enjoys hanging out with her husband and going on long hikes.

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The Watchers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 380 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea how this book isn't know! It was amazing and I am so happy I found it. While it does have angels, which in my opinion can get a little tedious and sometimes outright annoying. This book was far from any angel book I've ever read. While the writing style is a little underdeveloped in some places the author uses words that most others are to afraid to use and this is what makes her writing stand out. When I first started the book I was a little nervous, there hadn't been many reviewers and most didn't have much to say. Then the book started and I was blown away at the creativity she used to make a world of watchers, half angels that have a temper and aren't well loved in the angel community, the concept of this book is unique. The characters are likable and HILARIOUS! There were SO many times I laughed out loud from the witty banter between all of them. Our main character, Clare, is used to life on the run. Unlike most characters these days she well informed on whats going on. Her mother tells her that shes half angel and there is a war going on between two dangerous people and they will recruit her but if she doesn't come willingly they'll kill her. So when she winds up in her moms hometown where her mother left, King's Cross, she's not very happy. Already different from everyone else her appearance wards people away further, as a punk girl most are to afraid to come to close, which is how she likes it. People don't ask questions that way which keeps her safe. Then she meets Daniel, the popular boy that all the girls love and all the boys envy. There first encounter, while hilarious, is not on the best of terms. Daniel is curious about the punk girl that has shown up and beat him where no one else could. This is the making of a witty and hilarious friendship that sparks something deeper. The secondary characters are great, the action is intense, the romance is heart warming and the plot special. This book has it all and is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because this book was free, I had doubts about it of course, but I was totally blown away by the writing. The plot was intense, the characters were lovable and real. There are a few mistakes here and there in the course of the work, but they in no way hurt the story, plot, or flow. I really enjoyed every moment of the watchers and was sucked into the story line very easily. All the better that is was free, because I might not have discovered it otherwise! I really liked Clare's sense of humor, her relationship with daniel and her friendship with Alex. Clare and Daniel were not the average lovesick type romance. They are both stubborn and dedicated to the right thing. It made for interesting reading and I am genuinely excited to read the next book in the series. It was not your average romance, but somehow an action adventure story, horror, and mystery novel all rolled into a world I could easily imagine. Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a teen read, but I occasionally enjoy that sort of thing. I was hooked until the end, which surprised me. Clare was a fun character. Will definitely check out the others in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book has it all its a wonderful enchanting book. Great for all ages. It sucks u in n doesnt let go. Im a avid reader n was totally blown away by this book. It has everything u look for in a book. I appluad this writter on the style imagnation n thought that went into makin this book. I give it 5 gold stars if it was possible id give more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Angels and demons seem to be everywhere now, but I felt like this was a fresh take and very suspenseful to the end. Not your average angel story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new and interesting storyline in the angel realms. Well written and worth the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very original and compellling. i loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book that sucked me into the world effortlessly. I love the idea of Watchers and of course it was a fantasy book. The mystery kept me hooked and I enjoyed the dialogue a lot. the characters weren't dumb and they certainty didn't talk down to the reader. there was a flow to the writing that i liked, especially in the merging of description and dialogue. lynnie didn't try to talk down or limit her language. it made me enjoy the book even more. i really liked it and plan on reading more of the series, which is probably the best recommendation i can give.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was going to be a typical cliche angel book but I was very wrong. This book is very captivating, I could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its more of a twilight meets city of bones i think its really funny at times and the sweetness of clare and daniels relationship is a powerful part in the book it keeps yoy wondering if every things going to work out or how its going to end cant wait to buy the next one i hope its a good as the first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good book loved the idea of clare being punk which made for an interesting heroine...once u get to the epilogue i suggest listening to tears of heaven by eric clapton while clare is playing it for daniel at the end cuz it made for a good ending, and it was satisfying for the first book which is hard to do with a series...when i get sommore money ill def buy th second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once you get past the Twilight reference it's a nice tail of fallen angel children. They are half angel. Claire the lead female character is nothing like Bella! Bella was weak and quiet ( either that Kristen Stewart has clouded my perception) this girl is tough and strong and fights with her male lead Daniel, and for her friends and family took Bella three books to do that. Lol! 649 pages and was free on my nook. Wouldn't mind reading the others, not sure I want to pay for them though? Anyone have them to lend? BrynnS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was a cleaver idea and well formatted and clean! Exceptional, five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING BOOK! It is very well written and has lots of clif hangers to keep you intriueged. You will come to love and respect the charactors AND the plot! I highly reccomend this book. And the second. And the third and fourth. ;D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the best series of books I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is more for the whole series in general.... i read all 4 books and i must say this is by far my favorite series ever. Clare develops into such a powerful watcher throughout the series that i am completely envious... she goes through so much pain and yet shes still compassionate. This book only gives you a hint of how the rest of her journey is like... if you love romance, drama, a little bit of tragedy, and an epic all-or-nothing battle, then trust me this book will keep you hooked the entire way through
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the fourth book in this series, and I found it fantastic! I could not put down my nook. For those reviewers calling this a rip off from The Mortal Instruments, its not, they are not even remotely similiar. This book put a completely new look into half angels and the battle scenes were amazing! I love that the main character is so strong and she grows exponetionally throughout the story. She doesn't take crap from anyone and she solves her issues instead of moaning about them! These books are only 2.99 each. So worth it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and was a little sad when I reached the end and had to find another book to read. It's a very interesting take on the idea and history of angels and how they interact with the human world.  There are some spelling and grammatical issues that pop up in the later books, but the story is so engrossing it was fairly easy to overlook them. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an enjoyable read! Whether this is a teen read or not, would recommend to anyone who likes supernatural. Cannot wait for more! However, for anyone who does not want to get dragged into another series, this novel can stand alone as it does give closure with a hint of future stories for those who don't want to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good mix of mystery and action. Humor is spot on. Some people could see some rmance in there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a really good book I highly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely great writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The begining of this book was pretty slow but it soinded good when i bought it so i kept reading. It took me an extreme surprise and was so amazing i iuld hardly put it down. It was so full of surprising love and so much mystery i was amazed. I highly recomend this book to any one but beware. Set aside enough time to read it because your not gonna want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like Twilight... with angels. Still a great book.