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.
Oh, wow, I absolutely loved this book! I devoured it and it was just amazing! From that beautiful cover, to the world of taking blood and turning it into time coin things, to the amazing characters and writing, this book just had it all! So incredible to read!
There were a lot of moments where I just clenched my fists at the unfairness! I mean, in our history, we had a similar power structure, and kinda still do. But to use blood to get time and time as coin...yeah, that just adds another layer of horribleness to the whole system!
I loved the mysteries in this book! Of Jules and what her dad kept secret from her, why he wanted to get into the vault at Everless. And of the daughter of the Queen, who wanted to find her family, her history. And then there was what was going on with the elder Gerling brother and what he did to his brother, Jule's friend.
That ending was just full of twists and turns and discoveries! I absolutely loved it! That was very clever of the one lady, because she was right, nobody really looks at servants! And yeah, this ending was kinda cliffhanger-y, because Jules has to run, but she'll come back! And I can't wait! So excited for more!
This book was just so incredible, and I can't wait for the sequel!
Author: Sara Holland
Series: Everless #1
Read: December 27th, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: January 2nd 2018