I kindly received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and they’re no way impacted by this.
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018 (December 27th, 2017 in AUS)
Goodreads Review: here
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.
M I N I R E V I E W
This book was high key a shock for me. I was not expecting to enjoy it. I started it twice before since the eARC came to me from NetGalley but having no Internet really let me sit down and absorb this book like it’s meant to. I really didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I just can’t stress that enough. I was expecting a cliché-ridden book that would leave me bored and want to cry my eyes out. Everless is definitely not in that category.
Sure, the book has its clichés but almost every book does. It is how the author incorporates those clichés that can make or break the book, in my opinion. In my opinion, Sara Holland does amazing at this. I truly believe she makes them her own as well as creating a highly original story. Truly, I have never read a story quite like this one. The whole concept of it was one that I was unfamiliar with and maybe I just don’t read enough fantasy (lies) but I was blown away.
I know this review is mildly incoherent but I really just don’t know how to stress my point enough. I am still incredibly speechless by this book. I wish I had read it slower so I could savour it. I mean, I desperately need a physical copy in my hands when it releases in January. I highly recommend you get your hands on it as well. I hope it will shock you just as much it has shocked me.
Almost every character in this novel had depth. My problem though was that I wanted a little eviler throughout the book. I wanted there to be more sinister characters and to have more depth created for them. The sinister characters though were beautifully done in my opinion. I definitely enjoyed the stories that were created and how they were done. I really think the author took risks throughout this novel and they were all well done. The only reason I’m not giving the book five stars would be because of the lack of sinister characters. Mainly because I have read a lot of books lately that contain sinister characters so I was definitely shocked to not have that level.
This review is honestly a mess, but my brain is slightly dead from writing so many reviews in such a short space of time. I’ve finally caught up and let me tell you; Everless is a book you’re not going want to miss!
Happy reading everyone!
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