I'd heard so many people talking about Everless that when it came up on Netgalley (and with a beautiful UK cover) I couldn't resist requesting it, and I was so happy when it got accepted!
With everything going on I only got around to reading it during my holiday, but I absolutely flew through this book as it was such an original concept to me.
Here's the book:
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.
Like I said, I've never heard of a book with a plot like this one and so it really intrigued me. The idea of blood/time being used as currency and that it can also make you live for longer? Definitely an original and interesting concept for me. It drew me in quickly and had me hooked.
I loved the ideas in this book, and it had twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Usually, I can guess where the plotline will go, but in the rare cases where I don't I always find I love the books even more, just like this book.
You guys also know how much I love a little romance in a story, and I'm glad to say this had just the right amount, without making the plot all about love. In fact, there's only small hints of a romance in this book, but I really hope that in the future books it will pan out a bit more and become more of a plot-line.
I don't like to spoil books for anyone, so all I will say is that the ending blew me away and had me gasping, something I don't do often with a book. I already want to know what will happen in book 2 even though this book hasn't come out yet! The ending really made me re-evaluate the conclusions I'd come to about certain characters, and that is what made me love the book so much.
Definitely one I will recommend for those who love plot-twists!
I give this book: 5 cats!
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