EVERLESS was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. it was published in January.

the premise sounds intriguing and i enjoyed the first half quiet a bit. reading the synopsis i expected it to be so mysterious and dark and full of intrigue. however it didn’t reach or surpass my expectations.

name: everless (everless-1) images-11

author: sara holland 

genre: YA fantasy 

pages: 368 

publishing date: january 2nd 2018 

publisher: harperteen 





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 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




spoilers free review:


the idea of having blood traded as coins infused with years is really good. the world building was okay it wasn’t as vast or as interesting but it wasn’t dull or non existing! since it’s only the first book and sara introduced an interesting plot idea, i can say with confidence that i really am looking forward on what can happen next.

the story is narrated in jules perspective. now typically i don’t prefer reading through the first person’s POV nonetheless there could be an exceptions. unfortunately this wasn’t an exception. at the beginning of the book i had no problem with jules but as the plot starts taking shape i found myself not sympathising with her that much. she talks- thinks- a lot about revenge and planning. but her focus shifts so easily that reading through her POV i found myself distracting by other less important things.

another thing i didn’t like about this book was that plot started to slow and drag on in the middle of the book i do recognize that it’s because the author wants to build up tension before the big reveal at the end . i got bored however. there weren’t much clues or twists to keep me on the edge of my seat and reading it from jules POV didn’t help either.

lastly, i enjoyed the writing and even though there were somethings that i didn’t like i look forward to the next installment. i do think that this could be one of those series where the second book is always better.













  1. Great review! I have heard such mixed things on this one and I have been debating reading it myself! I just might have to pick it up and see for myself 🙂


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      1. I feel like I need to give a try just to see what I think! I am curious to understand why so many people have such mixed feelings! I think I just need to read it and find out for myself 🙂

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