Review by Poo Penny
May Contain Spoilers
This was so good!!! After a bunch of DNF’s in the historical romance genre, I borrowed this from the library because I share an account with someone (ED. NOTE: That someone would be me, fearless aunt to Poo Penny), and they had already checked this out. I thought the cover was pretty, so that worked out.
So, basically, this book is about a young girl, Jules, and how she is trying to find out more about her past. Her father always makes their “time” payments, oh yes, time is bound to blood. Blood is extracted from people as payments, and the rich use it to lengthen their lives. Anyways, Jules’s father is not doing well because he has so much of his time taken. So she volunteers for a job that will bring her to parts of her past to try and save her father.
Without giving too much away, yes some things are predictable in this book, but I was surprised by a lot too. I can’t wait for the next one!
Grade: 5 stars
Review copy borrowed from our local library
About the book:
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.