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.
I was lucky enough to pick up an ARC of this from the lovely people at Team Bkmrk while I was at YALC in the summer, so this is the version I reviewed.
I had high expectations for this book and they were reached, omg! First this is a strong 4.5 stars from me, I think it only really lost out on 5 because I saw most of the twists coming (not the last couple though oh no! 😲😲😲)
This is a stunning fantasy tale, with everything you need – a dark underbelly to power, twists and turns everywhere, family drama, and trying to figure out who your friends are. And time plays such an interesting part!
The only downside to having read an arc of this is having to wait even longer til the next one!! 😂