Everless (Untitled, #1) by Sara Holland // Book Review //

January 03, 2018

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Genre: YA/Fantasy
Rating: 4.5/5

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 JUST HAPPENED? Seriously, I need help right now because this story just took everything I Thought I knew and destroyed it in just two chapters. What a suspense packed ending to a great YA/Fantasy book by Sara Holland. I truly loved every bit of it so much I even fangirled a LOT, like all the freaking time. And look at this beautiful cover, it’s captivating.

This was one of my 2018 most expected book releases because the synopsis sounded awesome, but I was not expecting just how good it truly was. The story itself is fresh and new without any type of clichés and filled with deceit, lies, betrayal and just a hint of romance in the background.

The fantasy part, was wonderfully well-constructed and written to a point that you can feel that you’re in inside that world. It wasn’t overly done, like a lot of fantasy books. It remained rather simple, but always exciting enough that I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I could not put it down until the last chapter. I found truly unique that the author made time be a valuable coin that you can trade for anything you need. All you need to do it take a bit of blood, depending if you want it to be days, hours or even years and make it into a coin. This is super unique and soooo cool.

The protagonist Jules, had to flee the palatial estate where she lived with her father, because of something that happened, something that she’s kept a secret for a very long time. Ever since then she’s been on the run, from Liam and from the Queen, until the need to work takes her back to the same place that she escaped from. I loved her to bits. Jules was cunning and smart, always running around with ideas to find out more about her past rather than being sorry for herself. She was also selfless and hardworking. She would risk everything to save her father and give him more time. I always love a Protagonist that can be kind despite the circumstances. The idea of romance that we have with her and Roan, was just that. An idea. Nothing actually happens, and I preferred it that way honestly. EVEN THOUGH I’M A SUCKER FOR ROMANCE, she didn’t belong with Roan and she did better by herself. This is a girl that does not need a love interest to make her interesting. She does that all on her own

When describing Roan and Liam a quote comes to mind: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. One might seem handsome and charming and the other mean and calculating, but is that true? I adored all the mind games that author gave us regarding these boys. I kept going back and forward about who was the good guy, who was the guy that we could trust. Bottom line they both play a BIG part in this story, they both make Jules heart jump, but which one is truly there for her? You’ll never know….

I’ve swept my hair forward to conceal my face—and though I am no longer the skinny, knobby-kneed girl of my youth—I’m terrified that Liam will remember me. And I’m terrified that Roan will not.

The rest of the characters were just fabulous. The queen was a major biatch, which I can understand, but she wasn’t the MAIN BIATCH, if you know what I mean… Oh, no. The main biatch is someone you’ll never see coming. I’ve said it before in this book nothing is what it seems. So be careful getting attached to characters and trusting them. Don’t trust anyone until the end. It’s my advice. Don’t be like me.

Everless just won over my little heart and made sure it was pumping correctly, by scaring it endlessly. Sara Holland did a great job and I can’t wait until the next one comes out, and if it’s nearly as good as this one… Then I might just die of happiness. 

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