Release: 4th January 2018
Synopsis: 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.Review:
Do you ever feel as if you’re running out of time? After reading this you will never think that in the same way again…
This book was one of my most anticipated reads for next year, so when I got an ARC at the Waterstones TEENSGate event in Manchester a couple of months ago, I couldn’t be happier! Of course I devoured it almost immediately and now I am just so in love with this book.
I absolutely love the concept and synopsis of this book; using time as a currency is such a unique idea and such a terrifying concept. It worked perfectly, and was so interesting to investigate within the book.
The characters were written brilliantly, and I loved the characteristics of Jules, and her loyalty to her family and her friends. It was so brilliant to see such a strong character within such a tough society within which she lives. Her character worked so well with the rest of the characters, and I really liked how she developed throughout the book.
The fact that there was very little romance within the novel was also so wonderful, and really gave a breath of fresh air to the genre. It’s so nice when the story is focused entirely on what happens in the world that has been created rather than focusing entirely on the romance part!
There were so many twists and turns throughout that I think I read it in two days because I just needed to know what happened next. It was so well paced that I felt as if I was following Jules on her journey, and always knew exactly what was going on in each chapter.
Not only is this book filled with mystery, mischief and magnificent storytelling, but the amount of backstory we get within the book is amazing. Sara tied up so many questions, and provided such an extensive history that I really felt I could understand everything – it was brilliant.
A beautifully written and exciting debut novel set to shake up the YA genre in the best way. If you haven’t heard of Sara yet, make sure she is on your TBR list, as you will be hearing about her much more; this book is a stunning debut that will leave you desperate for more.
Now all I ask is: WHEN IS BOOK TWO OUT BECAUSE I’M CRYING WITHOUT IT OVER HERE!
You can pre-order Everless on Amazon UK here!
*NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*