REVIEW : EVERLESS

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TITLE: Everless
AUTHOR: Sara Holland
SERIES: Everless
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 362
PUBLISHED: January 4th 2018
PUBLISHER: Hachette

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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.

What I Think

If only we were more like trees.

I KNEW IT! I’m fist pumping here, being way too excited because I KNEW IT! It has been a while since I actually new how something ends. But still, I need the next book, yesterday.

Everless got me pretty much at the first pages. There was something in that sentence I’ve quoted up there that just got me. I don’t know why, it just stuck with me all the way to the end.
You get all the puzzle pieces needed to get the whole picture bit by bit through the story but if you pay attention, you can put it together at quite early stage of the book.

Jules is a trusting 17 years old girl who gets a job at Everless. She wants to gain the blood-iron needed to pay her and her Papa’s debts and more so they can survive. But it turns out there’s more to that story than she could have imagined.
It frustrated me at first how ignorant she was about everything the others were trying to tell her. If only she would have listened. But it all was necessary for the story to go the way it did. Still, sometimes I just wanted to throw the darn book across the room and be done with it. Yet still, I really like her. She’s just the kind of person I like. Jules is ready to put herself in harms way if only that will help the ones she cares about.
Liam, ohh Liam. I truly wanted to see more of him, maybe in the next book then? Roan on the other hand, not my favorite. Nonchalant, felt like he’d do anything he’s told to do even though he was said to be the kind one.

The story definitely had it’s twists and turns enough to make it hard to put down. And in my opinion it only got better toward the end. But I would have loved to have more world building and the other characters in Everless. People kept popping up every now and then but in the end they were kind of additions to make the book longer, if you get what I mean.

All in all Everless was a fast read but also entertaining. There’s betrayal, schemes to unravel, a little bit of love and adventure. I’ll definitely continue to Evermore.

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