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Everless by Sara  Holland
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it was ok
bookshelves: physical-copy, audiobook, library

Listened to the audiobook

I really liked the premise. Time as literal money and the rich are immortal? A silly concept with such intricate world-building that it makes sense? Sign me up.

Unfortunately, where Everless faltered for me was with the plot itself. Knowing that this is a debut, it falls into several tropes that I started counting down to when they're going to be revealed. A fake family? Check. Love triangle? Check. An ability no one else should have? Check.

What I do commend, however, is Holland's specific work with Jules. For example, her grieving was so authentically done, I can't talk about this book without applauding that. It felt more than just angst and derailed her original intentions with going to the titular estate.

For me, the concept was stellar, the execution, however, lacked.
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Reading Progress

October 11, 2017 – Shelved
October 11, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
April 24, 2018 – Shelved as: physical-copy
December 27, 2018 – Started Reading
December 27, 2018 – Shelved as: audiobook
December 27, 2018 – Shelved as: library
December 27, 2018 –
15.0% "God, this book is like 4 other books I've read within the last 2 years."
December 27, 2018 –
34.0% "Could've done without the letter. But I'm really into the presentation of grief."
December 31, 2018 –
43.0% "Jules' grieving and like shattered heart are so well-done"
January 17, 2019 –
68.0% "I am so suspicious of this betrothed"
January 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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