Everless (Everless, #1) by Sara Holland

Everless (Everless, #1)

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. ...

Details Everless (Everless, #1)

TitleEverless (Everless, #1)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Everless (Everless, #1)

  • Emily May
    What if the person to be feared is me? I know you shouldn't go into a book expecting the worst, but these days it's hard not to approach any new YA fantasy without some trepidation. The genre is often tropey and unoriginal. Publishers churn out versions of the same old story again and again. It's hard to find the hidden gems among the pile. But Everless really surprised me.It's not a perfect book by any means and Holland does fall into some traps...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Ah yes, my first 1 star rating of 2018. I guess it’s that time of year again where I become 1% human and the other 99% is just crippling disappointment.I can’t overstate just how much I don’t care about this book. I’m looking at everyone’s five stars reviews and wondering if maybe we all truly live in different realities and the internet is the only commonly shared space which doesn’t change across universes, because how is it possibl...
  • Miranda Reads
    Maybe I am a mystery— a secret— that needs unraveling... Or maybe, you are just one of a million special snowflake heroines.I really, really wanted to like this one. The premise is absolutely amazing - just riddled with poor execution and even poorer logic. Jules Ember lives in Sempera - a country where time is literally money. Lifetime can be extracted from blood and then is condensed into "blood-irons". The time can be re-absorbed or tran...
  • Lola
    I almost didn’t read this book, but then I discovered that my university has an online library through which students can borrow up to thirty freaking e-books at a time. So when I found this particular title on it, I thought, ‘‘Well this must be fate.’’ And indeed it was.Like everyone else, when I read the premise, I immediately thought of the movie In Time. But aside from the fact that in both works time is literally money (how ironic)...
  • Teodora
    3.35/5 Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf First things first, this world that Sara Holland has created is kind of untouchable. It is an interesting concept of a timeless world in which the most valuable thing is, you guessed it, time. People are born with time in their veins, time that can be extracted, materialized into blood-iron and then ingurcitated like it is effervescent vitamin C. Quite an interesting concept, I might say I declar...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Oh, I loved this. Full of mystery, intrigue, and the best kinds of twists.The plot was super fun and unique, and for the life of me, I couldn't predict a thing. Friends, we have a page-turner here. I'm pretty sure I read the whole thing in almost 24 hours. I seriously couldn't set it down, especially after the 20% mark.In a world where time is bound to blood, and people exchange blood/time currency to live, we follow Jules, the protagonist, as sh...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    December Fairyloot with link to close up pics CLOSE UPSI was totally thinking this was going to be my first DNF book! Boy did it prove me wrong and I'm glad I kept going. At first I thought this was going to be like that movie, 'In Time.' Was that the name of it? BUT....... in this book you give your time in blood... gross! It's crazy and I probably have this a bit wrong, but the rich people take from the poor as usual. They can take their blood ...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Maybe I would have really enjoyed this if I hadn't read so much YA Fantasy. Maybe a younger Melanie would have ate this up and asked for seconds. Sadly, I’m just at the point in my life where I feel like I’ve read this all before.And the aspect of this story that is really cool and different is the everyone’s lifespan is their currency. In this world, you can bind ...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    DNF @157 This conversation probably will happen when I have grandchild in the future. Me: *reads a book on a couch*My Grandchild : Grandma!Me: Yes, my dear?My Grandchild: Will you tell me a story, please? Me: *puts the book down*Me: Alright, I'll tell you a story. My Grandchild: *sits down on a couch beside me eagerly*Me: Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved reading books so much or rather too much. She spent all her free time by reading...
  • Katerina
    A widely imaginative story, with awfully bland characters.Everless was one of my most anticipated 2018 releases, I was really looking forward to reading it. My expectations were partially met, because Sara Holland delivered a unique, original story that managed to stand out amongst other YA novels, but there was something amiss that didn't allow me to become fully invested in the fates of her characters.Once upon a time, in the country of Sempera...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    3 1/2 Stars. Okay. I fully admit that this is not the Most high quality thing I’ve ever read. But god, if it wasn’t entertaining. This is like... a better Red Queen. And honestly a whole lot wilder. This is an odd book because it has some tropes but isn't completely those tropes - Everless sets up a few tropes and then proceeds to play with them, instead of falling into them so much that it feels predictable. I had several guesses as to plot ...
  • C.G. Drews
    You know what most captivated me? The PLOT TWISTS HOLY WOW. I was actually really nervous going into this because I'd seen a lot of mixed reviews. But I buddy read with my fabulous friend Danielle and we both ended up thinking it was pretty good!+ OK so the premise about turning time into money is REALLY awesome.Nooo not unique, haha, I have seen In Time. But I loved the more epic-fantasy-esque spin to it?! And there was so much world building do...
  • Elena
    i remember being so excited for this when i heard about it. luckily, my library had it, so i decided to check it out today.i read it in one sitting.here i am now, wishing i got another book instead. no review to come. i don’t wanna waste my time writing a pointless review for a pointless book. cause let’s me honest, my review will be pointless because it’ll just me ranting. that’s pointless. it’s me wasting my time writing a review for ...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    “It’s possible to feel joy and grief at the same time. It’s possible to look forward to the horizon while mourning what you’ve lost.” Story In our world time is money. But what if money isn’t bound to our time, but our life. What if every drop of blood makes us weaker, older? What if we can give a few years to someone we love only to make us die younger? In Jules life her family is losing time faster than anything. So she decides to ...
  • alana ♡
    I’m just sitting here STUNNED y’all. I FEEL BETRAYED BY THE AMOUNT OF PLOT TWISTS THE AUTHOR THREW AT ME.The last 80 or so pages are just plot twist, after plot twist, after plot twist, after, you guessed it ANOTHER PLOT TWIST. Yes, there were that many. While I did see a few of them coming the vast majority I would have never guessed. Things I liked:-Liam. Honestly at this point is anyone surprised with me? I knew there was more that meets ...
  • megs_bookrack
    **3.5-stars**In a world where time is money is more than an old adage, Jules Ember is watching her dear Father slowly waste away. His remaining time is quickly being drained to pay for things as simple as rent and sustenance. In this world, you see, time literally IS money.He won't allow Jules to help him but she refuses to stand idly by while his time slips through their fingers.When an opportunity presents itself for Jules to make a lot of time...
  • Ben Alderson
    Really enjoyed this story. I have not read a fantasy in a while which feels unique. This ticked that box!
  • Heather
    Hmmm I felt like this was a very interesting plot but it could have been executed better.The characters weren't very remember able and the book kind of drug on.I may be getting burned out on YA fantasy though..
  • Yusra ✨
    Okay. I think I’m ready to write this review. *takes a deep breath* My plan is to write this as a letter to the book. Not to the author, mind you, I’m not a bitch like that, but to the book itself. Here it goes. (Mild spoilers ahead but nothing too revealing ) Dear Everless, I could sit here and cry for days about how good the world building was, how interesting the premise was, and how haunting some of the scenes were. This was a good book...
  • Tan Markovic
    Reviews can be found at: www.booknerdtan.wordpress.com***Thoughts now that I’ve simmered down a little and my brain works***Holy.This book originally caught my eye a while ago with its’ interesting premise (and beautiful cover, let’s face it) and as soon as I started reading it, it drew me in SO rapidly I inhaled it in less than 24 hours.Now, fantasy for me has never been one of my favourite genres. I usually find it a bit daunting learning...
  • Nadhira Satria
    4.5 STARS!!!!Buddy read with someone who hates Roan's timestopping eyesEverless is one of my most anticipated release of 2018 and boy was the wait absolutely worth it?!!?!?I finished this so fast and I was sucked right in from the very first page. I honestly need the next book right now like wtf What I liked 1.The world-building YASSSSSS YAS YAS YASSS I LOVE THE PLOT AND THE STORY AND THE WORLDBUILDING I LOVE IT SO MUCH I MEAN TIME AS MONEY? YES ...
  • Jules
    This won Book of the Month on my blog for December 2017:https://littlemissnosleep.wordpress.c...Firstly, I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous. If it hadn’t been for the alluring cover, I may not have even been tempted to read this book. This thought now shocks me! I don't read a lot of fantasy or young adult fiction, as my love for it seems to be a bit hit and miss. I sometimes find young adult fiction too shallow or angsty, and my ability ...
  • Ishmeen
    Everless was my last read of 2017 and boy am I grateful that I am ending the year with such a great read The world building in this story is absolutely phenomenal and so unique y'all I loved the concept of combination of time into fantasy - science fiction and fantasy are two of my favourite genres and although Everless was purely fantasy, I still enjoyed the incorporation of time into a world of queens and magic very much. A big thanks to Netgal...
  • Laura
    Imagine a world where time is used as currency, extracted from the blood in your very veins (turned into blood-iron coins). A plethora of ideas may pop into your head including the possibility of robbers in the form of bleeders to steal time from you. The world building here is fantastic as Sara Holland creates a world where the rich tax the poor, ultimately having centuries to live while the poor are continually struggling to get food on their ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    WHYEVERLESS MADE ME WANT TO RUN AT IT WITH A PITCHFORK 1. Cardboard cut-out charactersJules, the heroine, is another Special Snowflake who was blind to any sort of practical reasoning, and decides to disregard everyone's advice because she thinks she knows what's best. The side-characters aren't developed AT ALL and basically have zero personality. We're alwaystold about their characteristics, but never reallyshown these.*coughs* *coughs some mor...
  • Beth
    Meh... The more I think about it, the more it's a 3 stars...Mini spoiler free review.Buddy Read with JasmineSo... I'm just going to give a mini review because like I said, I feel so ill at the moment. The basis of the book was really interesting a persons time was represented by blood money, so often the poor would die young and the rich would live for many years. In the first few chapters a lot of information is thrown at you with different back...
  • Rae
    Buddy Read marathon with Scrill :)_________________________________ "Your voice is an hour's rose; your soul a loving thief. I'll follow you through the fledgling woods, till your heart is mine to keep." With vibes of Snow White and definitely a fairy tale-esque feel I was quickly swept away into the land of Sempera. Here time is of the essence, literally. Your time is payment for anything you might need, and ruling over the land is the Queen a...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    What. A. WONDERFUL surprise. I absolutely adored this masterpiece of a novel. When I try to think of what book I want to read next, a weekly occurrence, I immediately think back to this story time after time after time. I read this the first week it came out, yet I’ve been backlogged horribly on time with which to write a review it so rightfully deserves (I was sick, then husband, then daughter-then fast forward and daughter gets it again and B...
  • Katherine Elizabeth
    3.5/5This was such a unique story! Seriously. The whole idea of being able to "drink time" to live longer was something I've never read about before. So yay for originality. However, the biggest downside was how the story started slowly; however, luckily, it picked up towards the middle and end.Since this is Sara Holland's debut novel, I'm quite impressed with her originality. Normally, all YA fantasy novels have similar qualities (an obvious rom...