Everless Review

Title: Everless
Author: Sara Holland
Series: Everless #1
Publisher: Hachette
Publication Date: 04 January 2018
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 362
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 26 February 2018 - 08 March 2018










Goodreads Synopsis:

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 poor tot he 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 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 would never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate -- and the fate of time itself.

Book Review:
Pre-Reading Thoughts:

This book is one of my most highly anticipated novels of 2018. Ever since the first ARCs came out last year, I have been hearing nothing but really incredible things. People have been absolutely raving about it. I cannot wait to jump  into this book, which will hopefully be everything that I hope it is.

Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with an ARC of this book! I cannot wait to jump in! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

This debut author has clearly found her calling. The writing was enticing, pulling you deeper into the story. She also knew just how to end a chapter to make you keep on reading. The dialogue was natural but there wasn't any line in particular that really stood out for me. The author definitely knew how to use her inner dialogue skills to keep events smooth and allowed us more in depth access to the main characters thoughts.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was just wow. It was unique and juicy. There was so much going on to find out who Jules was and why everything is happening to her. The politics of the world was also so interesting. There was not a lot of action per-say but there was always something happening. I was never bored and another thing that I really liked about this book was how it isn't a story that you will easily forget.

Character Thoughts:

These characters were absolutely gorgeous. I mean it. They were fleshed out and each one seemed complex and more than just a one dimensional side character. You could feel the history behind each of them even though Jules is the one who brings it forward. I liked Jules as she was a strong character who still had her moments of faltering.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I was blown away by this book. So many people said that I would enjoy and honestly, I don't know why I didn't believe them. This book was a darn good debut and it really set a standard for new and upcoming fantasy releases in the YA genre. The writing was really good. It pulls you in and it was intricate. The plot just consumed you whole, it is something that still has its claws digging into me. The characters were fleshed out really well and Jules was constantly adding complexities to the characters with each memory she borough forward and made. If you have yet to pick this book up. DO NOT HESITATE. JUST DO IT! Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for sending me an ARC to review!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny


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