Author: Sara Holland
Published: January 2, 2018
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
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.
This was another book that caught me with the cover alone. I had seen it on some of the book sites, and the description sounded cool, but it was the cover that caused me to grab it up and put it in my cart! And I think there may be something wrong with me . . . I was so attracted to the “villain” in this book! Liam was my favorite character from the beginning. The whole time that Jules pines over Roan, I’m sitting here yelling, “why?? Liam is right there and he’s sooo much better!!” But of course, Jules didn’t listen to me. Jules is one of those girls that doesn’t listen to anyone, who does her own thing, and sometimes that turns out well, other times it doesn’t. That’s why I gave Everless 4 stars, because Jules ends up making some dumb decisions that really screwed her up when they really shouldn’t have.
But I loved the setting, the story was interesting, the mystery kept me turning the pages, and most of the characters were intriguing. And look, it’s another series! Why do I keep doing this to myself?? And there isn’t even a publication date on Goodreads for the next book . . . I’m never gonna make it. Aside from that, this is a great book and a good one for teens to help get them into reading. I would recommend this book to anybody.