I received this book for free from Fairyloot, Own Copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Everless by Sara Holland
Series: Everless #1
Published by Hachette on January 2, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Fairyloot, Own Copy
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Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire - a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.
I was pulled into Everless from the very first page. This was a brilliant, uplifting book, that was wonderfully told. If the cover doesn’t draw you in then the story certainly will.
I loved the idea that time is turned into money. And this is not the only bit of world-building in this book that I loved. Sara, manages to make the world unique and original and yet its so familiar. Every new thing made me smile and fall in love with the book all over again.
I have to be honest I wasn’t super keen on Jules. She seemed a bit fake, as in she pretended to be strong and determined. Yet her actions and reactions seemed to be determined by those around her rather than by her own self. I don’t know whether this is just how the story was written or it was her character but it was slightly annoying. She just didn’t seem to serve for any other purpose than to do what was expected of her.
And the villain reveal is so good. Oh my days that was so unexpected. Like, how did that slip pass me? And what does that mean for the next book? Aaahhhh I cannot wait to read and find out!
One thing that I didn’t really like was the big reveal. Like why was it so secret, how come no one else knows. And it made the story drag a little bit. Whereas if everyone had been aware at the beginning then the story would have been a lot sharper.
Everless is a captivating, brilliant story that is beautiful and intoxicating in its telling. It was unputdownable and completely blew me away. The time flew by as I read and I admittedly wanted to read the next book immediately.