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.
OMG. Everless by Sara Holland is a sinfully delightful read! I got this book last night and already finished it. You could stay that time flew by reading this book. A recommended read. This book is a strong showing for a debut author as well as a first book in this series. I can't wait for book two. This book kind of reminded me of the movie, In Time with Justin Timberlake. In where people use time as currency and once you are out of time, you die. The wealthy have tons of time and the poor are hurting for time. I don't want to say much more as I don't want to give anything away. Yet, if you are familiar with the movie then you will catch my drift.
Jules does not start out as a strong persona but by the end of this book she is turning into a leader. I can't wait to see her growth in the next book. She will be a force to be reckoned with. Also, I like that the romance was light and not really a prominent part of the story. Yet, there is a romance brewing that I am intrigued to see where it goes if anywhere. Everless is a book that you don't want to miss!
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