The Blonde Bookworm: Everless by Sara Holland -- Review

Everless by Sara Holland -- Review

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Title: Everless 
Author: Sara
Pages: 336
Publishing: January 2nd 2018 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062653652


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.


Everless was one of those novels that just totally sucked me in from the first page. It was fast paced and intriguing from the first page to the very last. I loved the plot and world building and the characters were all incredibly unique. I liked that I couldn't guess what they would do next. It is always a little boring when you know what decisions the characters will make before they make them, but this wasn't the case with Holland's characters in Everless. 

Jules was such a strong and ambitious character, and I loved that she was willing to sacrifice herself and her own wants and needs for the needs of her friends and those that she loved. The pacing of the story was probably my favorite part. Holland's writing was beautiful and the pace of the novel continued to build and build until the very last page. 

Everless was hands down my favorite read of the year. It was entertaining, fast paced, and there were even a few twists at the end that left me hanging. I would highly recommend this novel to readers who enjoy fantasy YA novels. A big thank you to HarperTeen and Booksparks for sending an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 5/5 


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