Hey lovely readers!
In this post I’m doing a review of Everless by Sara Holland. This book doesn’t hit stores until January 2, 2018 but I was lucky enough to get my copy from this months Fairyloot box! I was a little hesitant to start reading this, because I knew once I did I would not put it down. And that is exactly what happened. I read the entire book within 24 hours!
“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.
So lets get into what I loved about this book. And I will not be giving any spoilers. The main character of the book is Jules, a seventeen year old girl. Now I have to say that I knew the vague plot of the book and reading the first chapter it seemed achingly familiar to several other YA books I have read. But I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that this story is unique.
The concept is unique and I love the undercurrent of magic within the plot. Jules is somewhat of a typical YA female hero, but her one of a kind personality comes through in her devotion to her father. I have to say my favorite thing about this book is that there is no obvious romance. There is a crush of sorts, but I would not categorize this story as even remotely romantic and that surprises me. I am a hopeless romantic and usually I live for the inevitable love triangle of YA books. But what kept me interested in this story all the way through was Jules’ journey of self discovery. Plus the twist was one of the most unexpected I have ever read. It was wonderful and refreshing to not see where the book was heading. I already can’t wait for book number 2!
So if you are looking for a book YA or not that takes you on a personal journey, this one’s for you. It will be interesting to see where the story goes and I would love to have some romanced introduced. Hope you guys enjoy it!
Thanks for reading guys, talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna