What if you’re blood was worth a lot? I mean it’s worth a bunch currently, people need blood transfusions to save them and all that. But what if your blood could be made to coin?
Well, welcome to Everless.
2018’s bestselling YA book.
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.
Was super interested in the thinking for this story, with blood and magic. A brave main character and a puzzled backstory make this an interesting read. Perfect for the start of a new series. I can’t wait to read the next one!
I read this book a little while ago, November to be exact, during a time when I had a week holiday in the sun and had all the time to read. Oh how that has changed.
I really liked the sound of this book, enjoyed the mysticism of it and the mystical land and ideas. It reminded me of a kinda fairy-tale.
The book is surrounded by mystery and unanswered questions, although do not fret, many a questions will be answered and the book will have you wondering how you didn’t see what was coming.
There’s a kinda love interest but it’s wiped out (literally) and the main character is focusing more on herself and her new found power.
Well-set up for the sequel, which hopefully should be arriving next year (2019), so I’m intrigued to find out where this story goes.
As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding the book to your TBR?