I received this book for free from HarperCollins International, HarperTeen 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 HarperTeen on January 2nd 2018
Source: HarperCollins International, HarperTeen
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.
But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.
Everless by Sara Holland is so good. This story was so much more than what I was expecting and I really enjoyed it. Everless starts out a bit slow but I found that it began to pick up the pace as we were introduced to the castle of Everless. Once inside Everless, I feel like there was so much going on.
Jules lives in a world where time is drawn from your blood and is turned into currency. Punishment comes from your blood. You pay your bills with your blood. It is quite interesting to see how these people are treated in this kingdom. I was quite surprised with how well this idea is thought out and created in this story. Holland really thought this process out and how it would work in this world. I was definitely impressed.
Holland’s writing is so good. I can’t believe this is her first book. Holland I need so much more of your writing! The world building is so good. (See paragraph one) Everything is thought out to every dotted “I” and crossed “T”. As I became more immersed into the story, the more I didn’t want to put the book down, let alone have it end.
I really could go on and on about this book but I don’t want to end up spoiling something for you. This book is so good that I will recommend it to everyone. I really enjoyed the characters and the world building. Check out Everless! It is beautiful and gorgeous and will look great on your bookshelf.