Another book I read over the festive period was Everless by Sara Holland. I wanted to read this so badly. I requested on Netgalley and was denied *insert sobs* but the paperback landed in my lap via Fairyloot!!
Firstly, please excuse my amateur photo above!!
Here is the blurb:
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.
CJR THE BRIT REVIEW
What a unique idea, a world where blood is used as a time currency. The wealthy people are bathing in it and the poor whittle away their lives by giving up time just trying to get by.
Jules and her father are the latter, so to get back some time for her father she takes a job at Everless, owned by the Gerlings. There is history there. And mystery. And intrigue. And shocks. And a wedding……..
Firstly, imagine my joy at finding a Caro in this book!
I must admit the first few chapters felt like work. It felt like a lot of information and messed with my mojo. But when I got past the first few chapters? Bellisimo. A total page turner!
The world was set up nicely and there wasn’t 1 thing that I didn’t like about the characters (I hate it when 1 annoys me!). The writing was superb and if your wondering about romance, well I think it’s been set up nicely but we shall see in Book 2…..