AUTHOR: SARA HOLLAND • SERIES: EVERLESS BOOK 1 • CATEGORY: YA DYSTOPIA • PAGES: 352
NOTE- I received my copy of Everless from the great people at Hachette in exchange for my honest review. If you wish to see my review policy please click here.
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.
Wow. This was another book that captivated me so much that I stayed up until finished reading it the day it arrived in the post. I saw this book in Hachettes catalogue and having never requested a book from them before I wasn’t sure if they would send me a copy. To say I was excited when I saw it in my mail box was a slight understatement. As soon as I started to read it I was hooked.
The plot is sort of Red Queen, mixed with The Sin Eaters Daughter and that In Time movie (the one with Justin Timberlake). Not a bad mash-up in my opinion. Jules is poor and the poor sell their time just to survive, while the rich live for centuries. She is a good solid protagonist who is easily likeable, but somewhat naive to the world around her and I like that she has some flaws, it makes her more human.
Every good YA saga need a great mystery and Everless ticks that box a few times over. This first instalment left me satisfied in discovering some of the key plot elements, while keeping enough questions unanswered to make me want to read the sequel (preferably as soon as possible thanks Sara Holland). Expect to hear a lot about this series in the future because I can see that it will draw a cult like fan base (I am totally happy being the leader of said fan base too 😉).
My final thought on Everless is this: How strange it is to finish a book and think “I can’t wait to read that again”.
Overall Rating: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 4.5/5 teacups
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Happy reading x