Jules and her father were once servants at Everless, the grand estate of rich aristocrats, the Gerlings, but were cast out after a fateful accident a decade ago. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules. The cool premise is that rich people have the ability to literally steal time out of the blood of others, namely poor people. With her beloved father fading fast, Jules decides to take a job in the kitchen at the estate to try to save him and to answer questions about what happened long ago and just what the heck is up with her childhood friend and crush Roan, who is set to marry the daughter of a creepy queen. Lots of unexpected twists and turns and intrigue. I haven’t read one this fully realized and intriguing in a while and am reminded of how I first felt about HUNGER GAMES, DIVERGENT and THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS.— Jenny S., Publisher Rep
"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
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.
Fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, and Stephanie Garber will devour this lush novel's breathtaking action, incredible romance, and dangerous secrets.