Author: Sara Holland
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Sent for review: Yes – BookSparks
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.
My thoughts on Everless…
Just when I think I’m done with YA fantasy, I discover a new series that makes me want to read more. Sara Holland’s debut novel, Everless, is a fast paced adventure about a girl seeking to uncover the secret of her childhood, but what she discovers could change everything.
The story reminded me a little bit of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard since the classes are divided by blood and the heroine has powers, but Everless is very much it’s own story. There are shades of romance, but thankfully, a love triangle never develops. The focus is more on friendship and the unique world Jules lives in.
Since this is the first book in the series, a lot of time was spent setting up the action, and of course, it had to end on a cliffhanger. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the next book and finding out what happens next.Paging fans of Red Queen. Add this new YA novel to your TBR list! Click To Tweet
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