Everless - The Value of Time (Book Review and Wooden Watch Review)
February 1, 2018
I started this year with an ambitious reading goal on Goodreads (70 books), and then I promptly fell into a reading slump. It was a struggle but I think I'm good now. The other day I finished reading Everless by Sara Holland, and it was super interesting. I thought I'd share my review as well as share an opportunity to win a $100 offer to use towards a unique timepiece from JORD's selection of wooden watches.
Everless is a YA fantasy that imagines a world where people use sell and trade the time in their blood. The main character Jules decides to pursue a job at the Everless estate where the elite ruling family lives. Jules is haunted by memories of her childhood when she and her father lived at Everless, but she goes anyway needing the money to support her father. Jules quickly learns that Everless holds many secrets, many of them connected to her own history and identity.
I enjoyed this novel more than I originally thought I would. The first chapter or so seemed a little slow, but once Jules arrives at Everless the story begins to pick up speed. The concept of creating time coins out of blood is weird but an effective weird. The rich tax the poorer people in the villages, and then they drop the coins into water or tea and drink the time, which adds more time to their lifespan. The more time Jules spends at Everless, the more she begins to question what she knows, questioning her memories of Roan and Liam Gerling, the boys she knew as a child. There are twists and turns, magic, pretty dresses, and romance.
The end clearly gives an opening for a sequel, so I'll be waiting for the continuation of Jules's story.
To tie in with this theme of the value of time, I've partnered with JORD watches to give away $100 towards one of their stunning timepieces! The wooden watch I chose for myself is this gorgeous dark sandalwood with an emerald face. There are many unique styles choose from their selection of wooden watches, even I had a difficult time choosing! By clicking this LINK, you can enter the giveaway and receive a 10% code just for participating! Let me know which watch is your favorite!