Release Date: 4th January 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
Read: 11th January 2018 – 18th January 2018
The concepts that this book introduced to us as readers were very interesting, time as a currency, how does that not sound interesting. I know I was very intrigued by this idea and I love it when the upper-class people are portrayed as bad, I know they aren’t always bad but I am still a sucker for this concept. Even though the beginning I found to be very fast-paced and it definitely sucked me right in, as I progressed further through the story at times I found myself to be losing interest and sometimes it felt like the author bombarded me with information and what happened in the past, which I kind of did not like.
Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire – a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.
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.
There were many plot twists that I did see coming, the first one that happened at the beginning of the story but the ones that happened, later on, were totally unexpected. Many characters that we were introduced to I kind of wished we got to learn more about and see more of them, my favourite from the start was definitely Liam and if you have read the book then you will know why.
In the blurb for the story I got the feeling that the romance was going to play a bigger part, yet again I was a little bit disappointed by it as I know the two characters had a history together however that was back when they were little children and it had been around 10 years since they last saw each other. For me, it just wasn’t believable and I didn’t really care for it.
I really liked Jules as the protagonist as I really liked how she told the story, even though she did make a couple of strange choices (definitely not ones I would have done) and at times I felt like she was too trusting, it was still a pleasure reading from her experience.
I think I will be definitely picking up the sequel as I absolutely loved Liam, and I really want to see where the story will go from here 🙂
I would definitely recommend this to fans of Caraval as it is full of mystery and suspense and anyone who is a fan of fantasy and short, fast-paced stories.
See you in my next post 🙂