Publication date : 2 January 2018
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.
“Maybe I am a mystery— a secret— that needs unravelling…”
Pretty much sums up the whole book. I finished it yesterday! Took me 2 days to finish this book and wow! At the start I thought that I had the plot all figured out. Little did I know… I only got a very tiny part of it right, the rest was exploding like how if you put too much baking soda and baking powder the cake will expload in the oven (nasty business that is) I would recommend this read to any YA fantasy lover. It is dark and cruel and oh so twisted that I’m just shaking in gleeeeee