Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review: Everless by Sara Holland

Release Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Harper Teen
Untitled Book #1
ISBN:   0062653652
ISBN13: 9780062653659
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss

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.

I really enjoyed EVERLESS. I found it to be imaginative, compelling, and enjoyable. The characters were interesting and the storyline was spellbinding.

EVERLESS was original and I think that was what drew me in the most. Jules character was well rounded and developed. I had no issues falling into the rhythms of her story and rooting for her to get all she was seeking.

I was surprised many times during the book. From the situations to the bad guys, things happened when I least expected. Although I thought I knew things about characters, I was proved wrong multiple times.

I loved the world. It was hard to imagine when I started reading, but the author did a fantastic job of bringing it to life. I did find a few things a little confusing, but I still very much enjoyed it.

EVERLESS took me by surprise. It was more than I thought it would be and I was left wanting more. I'm sad I have to wait a year to find out what happens next, but EVERMORE is already on my wishlist.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.