It’s the first weekend of the new year and already I have made my way through 2 books! Both of which I received from NetGalley for an honest review, and I am so looking forward to writing this one!
Here is the blurb for it;
“Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire – a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever … and possibly the future of time itself.”
Pretty decent idea right? I loved it. It was amazing and I literally could not put my Kindle down! I’ve read Red Queen, I’ve read all 3 of those books and am patiently waiting for the fourth. Everless by Sara Holland is a perfect book to throw in there if you know you loved Red Queen.
Think about life, there are so many of us out there who work to live, in Everless they quite literally work to live! Their blood is their time, if they want more time on this land then they need to work to earn bloodiron. But then where has that bloodiron that they are paid with come from? Some poor soul who couldn’t pay the rent last week? It really gets you thinking, and I loved it!
Jules is a fantastic character, and I’m glad that she isn’t a softie and not as naïve as some characters would have been in her situation. She is human, and it shows in the way she reacts to events that occur throughout the book. I have to say, I think she is pretty awesome.
During the book I had my suspicious that there was something amiss, that there was going to be a twist that would surprise us all. Well, there was. In fact, there was more than just one twist, and I only saw the second one just before it happened. I love it when an author is able to do that, to keep the twist hidden right until the very last moment.
What more can I say apart from the fact that I loved this book and although I have my free ebook in my Kindle, I have already headed over to Amazon and preordered the paperback copy (the hardback is available now on Amazon UK). I’ve already spotted that the next book will be called Evermore (on GoodReads) and will most likely be published sometime next year. It’s a long wait, but definitely worth it!
If you have read Red Queen and enjoyed it, then trust me, this book is something else you will thoroughly enjoy!