Everless by Sara Holland


Everless
Title : Everless
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ISBN : 0062653679
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384

New York Times bestseller Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval Holland s lush, intricately drawn world hides an undercurrent of darkness underneath a veneer of beauty and finery Publishers WeeklyIn 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.Jules and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings palatial estate, until a fateful accident a 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 time for him before she loses him forever.But going back to Everless brings danger and temptation than Jules could have ever imagined Caught in a tangle of violent secrets, Jules must find the power to change her fate and the fate of time itself.Praised by Kirkus as a heady, addicting page turner and utterly absorbing Fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, and Stephanie Garber will devour the action and romance of Holland s debut novel now available in paperback.


Everless Reviews


  • 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 commonly fallen into by debut authors namely, 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 commonly fallen into by debut authors namely, the huge infodump in the first few chapters, and some confusing descriptions of the world building and mythology that I didn t really understand for a long time But it s okay Because the mysteries here are interesting, the premise one I haven t come across before, and many things are not what you first think.Everless introduces a world where time is currency and a person s time can be drained or added to through blood Punishments often involve bleeding a person s time from them, which in this world is the morbid equivalent of paying a fine The richest, of course, have the most time and can, in theory, live indefinitely While the poorest like Jules Ember and her Papa must literally bleed themselves dry to pay rent, cutting their lifespan down further and further.Jules watches her father sicken day by day as he gives up of his time In order to save him, she takes a job as a servant at Everless, the estate of the Gerlings one of the wealthiest and most important families in Sempera As we soon find out, though, Everless is a big part of Jules s past, as well as her future There are many secrets to be uncovered and Jules must find out the truth of why her Papa always warned her away from the place.I found it extremely compelling Holland introduces familiar tropes, but then she subverts and plays around with them The obvious romance was not as obvious as I first believed, and the villains came as quite a surprise Don t be so sure who are the bad guys and who are the good guys.It is the kind of story that gets bigger and bigger as it moves along The quiet mystery keeps on expanding and adding ever questions And I think the author really does this unique premise justice She includes small moments, unrelated to the main story, that are deeply sad Such as this An older couple, two women with backs curved with too much work and too few years, hunch over a small table in the corner, taking turns cutting each other s palms and letting the blood flow into empty vials I wonder if they re putting time away for their children. How awful to imagine a world where people bleed themselves, take years off their lives, to give their children a better life How awful and how believable It is the perfect metaphor for what many poor parents in our world do for their kids.I thought it was a really interesting and engaging story I enjoyed Jules s perspective and I m excited by the hints of romantic possibility set up for the next book I should warn you Everless ends on a particularly evil cliffhanger, but I wouldn t let that put you off If you re anything like me, it ll just heighten the anticipation for the next book Write fast please, Ms Holland Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

  • 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 possible to have such astronomically different attitudes towards a th 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 possible to have such astronomically different attitudes towards a thing unless we ve read different versions of it I really tried to find something really nice and from my heart to say about this book but I just ended up sounding like someone who has only vaguely heard of human emotions or seen them play out once or twice Don t get me wrong, I m happy for y all but when I die and my life flashes before my eyes, 30% of it is just gonna be me staring at walls and wondering what the hell had I missed No seriously, you know those renaissance paintings where people always look completely bored and disinterested through whatever significant scene they re depicted in actual footage of me reading this book so what is this book about The story is set in a world in which time is the ultimate currency and people consume blood irons alchemical coins that extend people s lives by anything from hours to years In this world, members of the rich aristocracy tax the people to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries and becoming essentially immortal, while the rest are left to beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day A premise that seems magical, but the reality is quite depressing I ll never forgive this book for pretty much taking the concept from the In Time movie and then not even following through with the revolution Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried did not lead y all to victory for you to turn away from battle But anyway, moving on At the top of the food chain, there s the Gerling family whom the heroine has vowed revenge against Ten years before, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlin s estate, until they were impelled to escape in the dead of the night from the Gerling prince So when Jule finds out that her father is dying, she risks everything to return to Everless in order to buy him time.An incredibly dangerous quest that s promptly forgotten in favor of ogling the hot mediocre white dude the heroine has last seen when she was 7 years old and for whom she still harbors feelings that she actually thinks are reciprocated, which was largely imaginary.I ve already repressed memories from two days ago, but you want me to believe that she still feels a child s crush from ten years before The second hand embarrassment I felt then was literally the most powerful and intense emotion that I ve ever experienced Like, you might as well have taken my suspension of disbelief and shoot a damn cannon through it She was presented with several opportunities to save her father, or at least extend his lifespan by a few days until she figures it out the how For instance, she could have snuck out heck, her father literally came looking for her and instead of being like, well first things first, here are some of those blood irons I carry around in an actual purse to prolong your life by a day at least , she only half listens as her father sputters a bunch of nonsensical riddles about the dangers that are looming over her head instead of, you know, outright telling her what they are I mean, why be direct and frank when you can communicate badly for dramatic effect Look, miscommunication as a plot device brings me ungodly amount of rage No for real, I touch myself whenever I think about that scene More specifically, I rub my temples because I get a headache from how awful it was When the whole plotline could have been avoided if the characters just talked to each other, you know you have a problem Honestly, I got secondhand exhaustion from the unnecessary drama in general The plot twists were meh and didn t have any emotional impact beyond annoyance I wish they could have at least given me some of that excess energy to do my college assignments and exercise and cook and just live in general Moreover, there s also the matter that I still have no idea what the MCs look like In fact, the only other character whose skin color was repeatedly mentioned was Bea, who s the only woman of color And I m going to be blunt here it felt a lot like tokenism Bad writing and little regard for her as an individual has led her to be a cardboard cut out character with little purpose Her potential was stamped on and her page time minimized, and even worse, she was relegated to the pretty maiden whom the rich guy had slept with, which quite frankly pissed me off a lot.Look, if you re going to include POC in your narrative, don t push them to the sidelines, with little individual worth and even fewer lines and make their storyline unimportant and always in relation to their white counterparts You just can t claim diversity by sprinkling in a few non white extras that are only shown briefly It s lacking, to be honest.Anyway, I m currently feeling my body wracked with 3 million preemptive headaches just remembering how mediocre this book was I have so many regrets and not calling it a DNF is probably all of them.WORDPRESS TWITTER INSTAGRAM

  • 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 , they are two very different unputdownable creatures This 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 , they are two very different unputdownable creatures This is a story that caught my interest from chapter one The world building is original in a way that makes you want to know about it, and you don t get lost every time the author explores it further because the reader is in sync with Jules We know as much as she does, no , no less I won t lie, Jules is not going to become one of your favourite heroines of all time She is reckless enough to infiltrate the house of the powerful family she despises, na ve enough to pin for a boy she hasn t seen in ten years, and makes countless mistakes.But then again, she has a personality that comes off the page, which made it very hard to go to sleep at night, seeing that I was rarely bored Not only that, but she is a likeable teenager She doesn t pretend to know everything, and often than not she understands her missteps once she s made them, but she s willing to learn and ready to take control of her destiny And never fear, while Jules does believe she has feelings for her childhood friend now grown up and ready to marry a princess, she doesn t spend every waking moment thinking about him And neither did I certainly not when Liam was around I know we re all supposed to hate him, and as expected I did in the beginning and middle, but he s one mysterious dude whose soul is not an easy one to figure out Sara Holland knew what she was doing when she created him A fast paced YA fantasy book with a lush setting, a determined heroine, and intriguing family dynamics I was ready to hate it, but I was bloody surprised time and time again Oh, snap Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

  • 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 she makes the difficult decision to return to work a 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 she makes the difficult decision to return to work at Everless, an estate owned by one of the most powerful families in the kingdom and dangerous, I might add Jules and her father previously worked there, but due to a nasty accident and threats from one of the Everless sons, Jules father was determined to keep her from ever going back.But now she needs the money.Sooooo Jules returns and works as a servant, though she is quickly noticed by the two sons she knew as a child All the while, she discovers some big secrets about her past and why she was really kept away from the Everless estate Craziness ensues when the Queen arrives Jules s father shows up and begs her to run away and stay far away from the Queen BUT WHY So basically, we have a very confused Jules who keeps finding tidbits about her past and how its woven through a mysterious history linking back to when time was originally bound to blood iron Which probably makes no sense without reading Just roll with it.Anyway, I can t say anything else without giving up some major secrets, but I recommend going in blind There are so many twists and turns, and wowzah, a major plot twist I did NOT see it coming, and I always see them coming Not to mention, the concept was SO COOL Hats off to Sara Basically, all the stars for the crazy cool, totally original tale One of the most unique magic system s I ve ever seen And if you re wondering about romance Literally, anything I say will be a spoiler, but it was fairly minimal but a really interesting set up for the sequel I typically have to have a smidge of feels or someone to root for romantically, and you ll definitely feel that way here, so don t worry And if you re someone who prefers romance to be minimal and not take over the plot, well check You ll be pleased as well.Needless to say, I m ready for book twoMy Blog Instagram Twitter Etsy

  • Cait • A Page with a View

    Release date January 2, 2018Every so often I find a book that I simultaneously want to shove at everyone I see, yet also keep hidden secret because I just love it SO MUCH I really don t have the right words to explain how much I adored this entire story It s easily one of the best YA fantasy books I ve ever read and totally a new favorite Jules lives in a world where time is drawn from blood and forged into the currency of blood iron coins, which the wealthy drink to live longer Th Release date January 2, 2018Every so often I find a book that I simultaneously want to shove at everyone I see, yet also keep hidden secret because I just love it SO MUCH I really don t have the right words to explain how much I adored this entire story It s easily one of the best YA fantasy books I ve ever read and totally a new favorite Jules lives in a world where time is drawn from blood and forged into the currency of blood iron coins, which the wealthy drink to live longer This isn t just an idea that s casually thrown into the story like some interesting seasoning, though The whole concept is fully explored and so deeply ingrained in every part of the story that it becomes aaah ok I really can t even begin to describe how real this whole world became It was SO fascinating, though The book description is pretty accurate, so I think I m just going to say what elements stood out for me First of all, the writing is just amazing It was almost mesmerizing at times and flowed really well And the worldbuilding was complex, yet done so well that it felt simple And I LOVED the winter setting so, so much And the kitchens yes, I m predictable But for real this book seriously did everything right I never once had to suspend belief to get into anything and never wanted to read faster or have the story go back to spend time on something The pacing was absolutely perfect Everything unfolded with just the right amount of suspense to keep me invested but didn t withhold info so long that I stopped caring I don t even know this author but I want to hug her I know most of my review is talking about what the book didn t do, but I think it worked so well for me that it really highlighted what s been lacking in many other books I ve read lately I ve been wondering if I ve just read too much YA fantasy and can t properly enjoy a book any or something But this was EVERYTHING I wanted to read and I don t have a single complaint except maybe that I don t have the sequel right now There s a hint of a slow burn hate to love relationship with a brooding guy that s perfectly set up for the sequel, but Jules and her journey of self discovery are the main focus in this book There is zero instalove or time wasted on any love triangle And I was expecting the main plot twists, but that honestly didn t matter in the end because the fun of the story was in seeing how everything fit together I totally loved Jules, too She was completely believable, actually had agency, and all of her actions MADE SENSE She never once irritated me and I was genuinely invested in her story The fact that time does weird things around Jules never seemed like any special snowflake trope, either especially by the end I also liked that Jules had relationships with characters of all ages like an older woman and younger boy in the kitchens And it was so great to see how even the side characters felt like fully developed, complete people The story vaguely reminded me of Red Queen at times which I loved But if you re not a fan of that series then just ignore that comparison because this really is a wonderfully unique story I can t even imagine how many drafts it took to get an ARC that s this perfectly polished, but I am seriously impressed right now Thank you to the author for sending me an ARC

  • 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 for whatever reason they can think up and they al 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 for whatever reason they can think up and they also use it as punishment They can take enough to kill you or just take a few years off I mean, who the hell wants to live forever anyway Movin on..We have Jules who goes to Everless to work for the Queen and Lady Gold Ina Ina is to be wed to Prince Roan and since Jules has had a crush on him all of her life, it makes her sad Prince Liam is the evil brother that Jules loathes because he tried to kill Roan when they were little and Jules saved him And he s just evil anyway I like Caro, she was the what s it to the Queen and Ina The head honcho so to speak but she was nice and fun Jule s dad told her part of a secret and she s trying to figure out what in the world he meant by it Then she starts having certain people telling her to get out of Everless, to run away and hide And the plot thickens Jules finds out she is not normal in the sense that we know it She is something else I freaking loved it and am looking forward to the next book because that freaking ending PS I said all kinds of things backward in this review to throw everyone off Read the book and figure it all out Happy Reading Mel MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List REVIEW

  • 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 transferred if the coins are consumed.Most of the rich ea 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 transferred if the coins are consumed.Most of the rich eat the coins like candy so they remain young and beautiful forever while the poor slowly sell away their lives for a loaf of bread.Jules used to live on the Gerling Estate the blood iron rich aristocrats but was forced to flee with her father ten years ago.She and her father have struggled to survive for years and recently, much to her horror, Jules realizes that her father has secretly sold his time to pay for their meager lives.Despite his warnings, Jules decides to go to the Gerling Estate to earn enough blood irons to keep her father alive and to find out what really happened ten years ago.And yet, as she finds herself in a world of ever increasing secrets, she begins to wonder if some mysteries are better left unsolved Overall, I wasn t too impressed Essentially, the book s entire plot consisted of pointless secrets, terrible character decisions and an annoyingly annoying true love Pointless Secrets This book was chock full of the kind of secrets that if the characters spent 5 minutes and talked like normal human beings, the entire novel would ve been around 40 pages maybe 50.And yet, the author managed to write an entire book on it Just shoot me now Terrible Character Decisions Jules constantly rushes headlong into danger heedless of her father s warnings, society s warnings and any and all forms of common sense It was maddening.For example, she decides to go to the Gerling Estate despite many many MANY LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY WARNINGS by her dying father Allow me to repeat this her father s literal dying wish was for her not to go and she decides to go anyway because The idea takes hold of me, somewhere deep down, and I know that as soon as I can, I will have to find my own way to the town out of time. And yet, she is surprised and betrayed when things go south An Annoyingly Annoying True Love So, one of the main plot points was Will Jules decide between Generic Hot Guy 1 or Generic Hot Guy 2 But, even that didn t have much merit because Jules has had a crush on Generic Hot Guy 1 since she was seven Seven. And to that I say, really REALLY This was over ten years ago, and she s still wholly and completely in love with this guy I could maybe MAYBE see this if the guy was something extraordinary or saved her from a fire but honestly, he just seemed like a benign, normal playmate.I really think this was to the detriment of the book Because Jules was already in love yes, I WILL keep using quotes with that phrase , we never got to see her falling in love.Instead we got her talking about being in love constantly made the experience feel false and prevented me from becoming emotionally invested in the plot That being said I do have to admit, the ending did surprise me and it was enough of a shocker that I am now tempted to read the second.Audiobook CommentsRead by Eileen Stevens and it was a pretty good audio Blog Instagram Twitter

  • 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 your blood to iron to make coins And they come in amoun 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 your blood to iron to make coins And they come in amounts of hours to years Now this is absolutely amazing, and I love the concept completely, but my friend, Em, pointed out how similar it is to the movie In Time starring Justin Timberlake and I just couldn t unsee the similarities The last negative thing I ll say is that the romance isn t very compelling, swoon worthy, or even that good It was very obvious, over the top, and added nothing to the story for me And towards the end of this book, there was an opportunity for the main character to be like I love and choose myself or even I love and choose my family but instead it reads like she s just picking another boy, and it felt so ungodly bad to read Like, a rotten cherry on a mediocre sundae, you know But I don t think this is a bad book per say And I don t feel like the author is directly copying In Time or is breaking any copyright laws or anything along those lines This just wasn t the book for me, personally, but there are ton of high reviews for this book so maybe take my review with a grain of salt As for a synopsis, this is a story about a girl that has lived her life running from her past Her and her father once lived in Everless, where her father worked as a blacksmith and she was able to play with the two royal brothers But after an almost tragic incident, her and her father were forced to flee, in hopes to forever live their life in hiding.But the cost of living is expensive, and it s exceptionally pricey if you pay in the currency of your life Wanting to protect her father, our main protagonist, Jules, runs away to Everless to work among the people her father has continuously warned her against ever seeing again Jules tries to stay undercover half the time, but the other half she literally doesn t listen, or care, or forgets, or something But regardless, we get thrown into a world of lies and deceit, and prophecies and old story book tales Overall and again, I didn t think was a terrible book by any means, it just felt like the same YA Fantasy story to me Plus, it had an opportunity to be very powerful to young girls, and it just ended up reading like you always have to love a boy Plus, I honestly couldn t care less about any of the characters Like, they felt so one dimensional to me, and Jules was the worst undercover character I ve probably ever read about, despite her father s very serious warnings Again, I m very much in the minority with my feelings towards this book, so hopefully if you pick it up you will enjoy it a lot than I did Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube TwitchBuddy read with Em, Elise

  • 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, the Alchemist and the Sorceress bound time to bl 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, the Alchemist and the Sorceress bound time to blood and metal Now, a few hundred years later, time is still money And money is extracted by the blood of the citizens Jules Ember and her father are constantly fighting against hunger and eviction When Jules was young, they used to live in Everless, the estate of one of the most powerful families, the Gerlings But a tragic event related to the Gerling brothers made Jules and her father flee for their lives, hiding, and the hatred for this family kept Jules warm at night But now that her father cannot make ends, Jules decides to return to Everless as a servant, despite the warning that she should never, ever come back. Because Everless is seductive and dangerous than she remembered, and the Queen s presence opens the floodgates of answers Jules never knew she needed Snake, said Fox What have you done Everless was a rich tale laced with intrigue, deception and secrets The whole concept of this novel was oustanding, albeit a little difficult to grasp it at first The walls of Everless, its secret vaults and corridors and hushed conversations and rumors between servants and nobles alike gave it an eerie atmosphere, and you could feel the humidity giving you gooseflesh Sara Holland wove her story intricately, and led it to a climax you could never predict the shocking plot twist was the element of this book I admired the most The hints were subtle all along, but your mind conjured different scenarios, until the truth was revealed and you gasped with surprise and elation, because finally an author succeeded in keeping you in the dark until the time was ripe to serve you the answers.While Everless is undoubtedly a promising debut, I couldn t shake this feeling of unpleasant detachment from its main character, Jules The only word I can find to describe her is indifferent While I appreciate the fact that she wasn t presented as the fairest of them all, nor did she think herself as a natural born leader, some of her decisions were highly irrational For example, the only person close to her died trying to warn her to stay away from the Queen How did she honor this sacrifice She thought it imperative that she should become the Queen s handmaiden and search for the answers I understand such decision was essential to make the plot go forward, but in all honesty it was simply dumb And then there is her unjustified infatuation with Roan She hadn t seen him for ten years, she knew of his various dalliances, and yet she was heartbroken over his impending wedding I think I m too old for this kind of behaviour The rest of the characters felt flat and boring Roan was insufferable, and I couldn t care less about Ina The ony ray of sunlight was Liam He was intriguing, and even though he was portrayed as a villain since the first chapter, he was the only one with depth, and I strongly believe that he deserves his own PoV in the second book Fox , said Snake, curling slowly around her friend s heart It s time we face the truth The truth is that Sara Holland is a talented author, and I will definitely read the next book, because the ending and the possibilities that unfolded made me yearn with anticipation If Jules finds her own voice, and becomes a reliable and vivid character, I m almost certain that I will love the second instalment BookNest Instagram

  • 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 books, because she thought there was no better co 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 books, because she thought there was no better companion than books But her great weakness was books with beautiful covers She just could not resist the temptation to not buy them One day, when she went to a bookstore, she saw this beautiful book and she could not resist it, so she begged her mother to buy a copy for her, because she had no money left from buying too many books and when her mother bought it for her, she was beyond grateful and excited and a few days passed and she finally read the book, she was very excited to read it, because the synopsis of the book sounded good and like something she would read but then day by day, she realized the book was not like what she expected My Grandchild gasps was the book bad, Grandma Me My dear, the book was beyond bad It was awful and disappointing Let me continue it She realized the book was not like what she expected She expected an action packed story but the book did not give her that The book gave her information and information, not the action scenes, she expected The plot was boring, but she still thought it was fine and she still gave the book chance, but then the girl was tired of waiting what might came, because she did not feel any connection to the story and to the characters So, she closed the book with disappointed sigh and it was even painful for her to just look at the book, because the book had crushed her expectations and only left disappointment for her My Grandchild Grandma Me Yes, sweetie My Grandchild The girl in the story, she is you, isn t she Me Yes, my dear She is me My Grandchild Do you still have the book, Grandma Me I don t know, sweetie I don t even care for that book any REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW I just can t continue reading it I am so freaking disappointed right now The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS I hope the story is as good as the cover or even better