Everless by Sara Holland (non-spoiler review)

Book: Everless by Sara Holland

Rating: 3 stars

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.


INITIAL THOUGHTS

I thought the concept of this book sounded really cool. I mean blood for time? I also love reading about royalty/court/politics so yeah.


PLOT

This book was interesting throughout but it was underwhelming. The plot twists and revelations were underwhelming, the characters were underwhelming, the action scenes hgg. I did speed through this book though, and I read it in less then two days.


EXECUTION

I feel the writing style was a little bland for me. Since this book has been relatively hyped I was expecting more and consequently was disappointed. It was interesting but I probably won’t read the next book + it wasn’t a memorable read for me.


CHARACTERS

Wow I forgot their names too (thank goodness there’s Goodreads)

Jules: She was a bland and uninteresting character, in love with a boy she hadn’t seen in what? Idk basically since she was a kid.

Roan: Mehhhhh.

Liam: Liam was the only interesting character for me. He was painted as the villain and he was the only one I was interested in reading about since he made the story more entertaining.


A shorter, bullet-point review can be found on my Goodreads here.

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Talk To Me

Have you read Everless? Is it on you TBR? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?


Until next time,

Cindy

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5 thoughts on “Everless by Sara Holland (non-spoiler review)

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  1. SAME omg. I remember when I got to page 200 and was like “is anything going to happen? No? okay.” The ending kinda bumped up the rating for me, so I’ll probably read the sequel, but I’m not super looking forward to it. Jules was hella boring as a main character, and I agree that Liam is the best out of everyone. *spoiler* I wasn’t even sad for Roan tbh. Like, oh no, he died, I don’t care.

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    1. Yeah that was the main thing there wasn’t much substance to the book and yes Jules was so boring. I hope the second book will be better. I’d really like some character development for Jules.

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