| BOOK REVIEW | EVERLESS BY SARA HOLLAND

Everless

Everless
Author : Sara Holland
Series : Everless
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : January 2nd 2018 by 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.

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This book was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. Even though I had a hard time to connect with the main characters, I really enjoyed the story !

Plot

In this book we follow Jules Ember in a kingdom called Sempera. In Sempera, the currency is lifetime. Yeah, you read it right ! Pretty original, right ?! The dark side of it is that it’s taken from your blood, because it’s bound to iron.

Rich people are consuming iron to add time to their lifespan while the poorest are paying their taxes by giving their blood.

When Jules realizes her father is about to die because he has been giving too much iron, she decides to disobey him and return to the last plast on earth she would want to be : Everless, so she can find a well paid job.

I know better than to be afraid of stories.

The pitch of this book is so original, so of courseit caught my eyes !

While Jules decides to go back into the viper’s nest, she is determined to avoid the royal family at all cost. I really enjoyed how we learnt about the incident and her past life little by little. The story didn’t take long to start, thanks to that.

The side characters felt real, especially Ina Gold. You can’t help yourself but like her, she’s too adorable and naive.

Finally, Jules still avoids one of the princes, Liam and the Queen but she reconnected with her childish crush, Roan, and found a sort of family thanks to Ina who is Roan’s fiancee and Caro, the Queen’s handmaiden.

The plot is thick, interesting and I had no idea how this book would end ! And of course, there’s a cliff hanger so it’s useless to say that I want the sequel ASAP !

Characters

  • Jules is an amazing character. She is devoted to her father, and so freaking fierce. I love her spirit !
  • Liam is probably my favorite character. He is so secret, seems ruthless but beneath his strange behavior, he is really interesting and has a soft heart.
  • Roan I wasn’t a fan of.
  • Caro is another interesting character. She is so nice and good to Jules but sometimes her behavior felt off.
  • The Queen made me feel uneased. Always behind a closed door.

Overall I really enjoyed this book !!

5 stars

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About the author

SaraHolland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERLESS is her debut novel.

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| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for the monthly wrap up ! I can’t believe how fast July went by !

I finished 3 books this month ! That’s a pretty good score compared to my June wrap up haha. And I know, it’s not a competition of course !

  • Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart. I got it in my last Fairyloot box. I really enjoyed it ! I give it 4 stars. I hope I will write my review soon !
  • Everless by Sara Holland. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I really loved it ! 5 stars !
  • Marie Et Bronia : Le Pacte Des Soeurs by Natacha Henry. I read it in one day ! I really enjoyed it, too ! I gave it 4 stars.

Blogging wise, I posted only ONE review : Without Merit ( here ). I also posted about my favorite reads of year (from January to June, here)

That’s it ! What have you read this month ?

| MEMES |THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #60

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for another This Week In Books ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

Let’s start, shall we ?

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I am currently reading two books : Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and Everless by Sara Holland.
I’m still struggling with the first one to be honest. I’m only at the second chapter but the vocabulary is quite difficult for me.
I’ve less than 100 pages left in Everless. I hope to finish it before the end of the week ! I was already reading these two books last week.

Next I plan to read Marie Et Bronia by Natacha Henry. At least, that’s the plan. Because I got All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover and I really can’t wait to dive into that one !

That’s it ! What are you reading lovelies ?

 

 

 

 

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #59

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a long time since I posted a This Week In Books ! In June I haven’t read that much to be honest. TWIB is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I’m currently reading 3 books. Yeaaah I know, since I haven’t been reading that much lately, it’s kind of a stupid move.But there’s an easy explanation. I started Assassin’s Apprentice last month and it’s a difficult read for me because of the writing style and the vocabulary. So I started Everless by Sara Holland at the beginning of last week. I’m only 30 pages in but I’m already enjoying it. Then, last week end I went to Paris for Ed Sheeran’s show and I decided to take Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart with me because Everless was too heavy. I’ve been reading this one ever since. I’m really loving it !

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Last week I was reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and Everless by Sara Holland.

I don’t know what I’ll read next but with these three books I have a lot of reading hours ahead of me, don’t you think ?

What about you ? What are you currently reading ?

 

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2018 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for me to share my July TBR ! I plan on reading 5 books this month and yeah you can laugh, considering that I finished just one book in June hahaha !

  • Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett. It’s the book featured in the May Fairyloot’s box and I can’t wait to read it !
  • Everless by Sara Holland. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 !
  • Marie & Bronia by Natacha Henry.
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb that I’m currently reading !
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. I absolutely LOVED the PJO series and I really need to start this one !

I know I probably won’t be able to read half of these but hey, that’s okay ! What about you ? WHich books are you planning on reading this month ?

 

| BOOK HAUL | MARCH & APRIL 2018 BOOK HAUL

Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna share my March & April book haul ! Why am I doing a combined post ? Well for the past two months, I onl bought a book per month ! Highly reasonable, right ?

So, in March I got Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder. It’s the second book in the Poison Study. I really can’t wait to start this series !

Now in April I got Everless by Sara Holland. This book is one of my most anticipated releases for this year so obviously I plan on reading this one very soon !

That’s it ! Which books did you buy in April ? Tell me in the comments, and I’ll probably add them to my To Buy List ! Hahaha !

MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR 2018

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Hello lovelies ! I know we’re midway through January but it’s still time to make this post ! I know this list will grow through the year but anyway  !

The Spring Girls

The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.
The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.
Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.
Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.
And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.
With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.
Release date : January 2nd 2018 by Gallery Books

The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Release date : January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Everless

Everless by Sara Holland

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.

Release date : January 2nd 2018 by HarperTeen

Immortal Reign

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.
Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.
Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.
Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.
Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?
Release date : February 6th 2018 by Razorbill

A Reaper at the gates

A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.

Release date : June 12th 2018 by Razorbill

Queen Of Air and Drkness

Queen Of Air And Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.
Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Release date : December 4th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Without cover or release date yet :

  • The Cursed Heir by Morgan Rhodes
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  • The fourth book in A Court Of Thorns And Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
  • All Closed off by Cora Carmack.

 

That’s it ! I’m sure there are plenty of other releases that will likely appear into my To Buy List haha !