Review: Everless by Sara Holland

Everless by Sara Holland

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. 

Review:  I finished Everless days ago and I have been sitting here wondering how in the hell to review the book because I feel it is impossible to really talk about it without giving away all the plot twists so this review will be short but full of reasons on why you need this book in your life all at the same time.

Everless was everything I love in YA Fantasy, great writing, well-developed complex characters, swoon worthy moments, unpredictability and oh lord the plot twists that had my heart racing the whole damn time. That is Everless summed up. Oh and by the way have you seen that gorgeous cover!

Jules is the type of heroine I like to read about. The girl has been through a lot, she lives in a world where blood is time and people if desperate enough use it for currency. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Jules ends up in Everless a place she knows far too well and a place where she is in more danger than she can even imagine. I loved Jules she wasn't weak and always had her priorities straight and was one determined girl.

Okay right off the bat no love triangle!!! Yay! When I started the book I was sure on how the romance was going to play out and with whom but plot twist and I wasn't so sure then more plot twist and I was like well damn I smell a love triangle coming soon and then more plot twist and I was rest assured no love triangle. Needless to say, I was relieved because a fantasy book as amazing as Everless does not need to be bogged down by any unnecessary love triangle. Now the romance that is on the horizon between Jules and the love interest has me really excited because I love slow burn romances and that is what this is going to be from what I can tell and at first I didn't like the guy but holy hell this guy has so many layers that I am just dying to peel back. He is one of those characters that is definitely more than what they seem and I can't wait for Jules to fall hard for him because I'm already falling.

There are so many characters worthy of talking about but impossible to do so without giving away spoilers. Just know Sara Holland knows how to create complex characters and characters who are very hard to forget.

The world building was done very well. I never felt lost or felt that anything was rushed. Holland really throws us deep into the world in the most entertaining of ways possible. I honestly did not want to leave I felt like I was a part of it living through Jules eyes.

For someone who reads a ton of fantasy books I usually always know how things are going to play out and it takes a lot to make me stumble and Holland made me trip over myself repeatedly. It is one of the most unpredictable books I have read in the genre in a long time. I did suspect a thing or two but I was never a hundred percent sure. There are some things I didn't even see coming whatsoever and I am still stunned. The book ends in a huge cliffhanger which has me dying for the next book.

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