I'd like to thank NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book. Not something I would usually read and it was nice to read something completely different.
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.
I absolutely loved the cover and the blurb for this book. Plus with everyone talking about it I knew I had to get my hands on a copy and I am so glad I did. The cover is ridiculously pretty.
Jules is a great character. She's headstrong and has a big sense of family. Her romantic interests are obvious at first and then it gets a little more complicated. There are some other great characters in this book that captivate your heart as well as break it.
The idea was one that I had seen before but not executed in the same way. Similar to the film In Time which starred Justin Timberlake, I instantly liked the idea of time being something in the blood which can be taken or added.
There were a few things in this book that I found mind-blowing, like the huge twist at the end. For once, I totally did not see that coming. I also found Junes family revelations to be a shock to me as well.
Overall this book was a great read and I am excited about the next instalment.