It’s release week for Sara Holland’s Everless, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be on the blog tour today! Everless is a world where time is currency and danger lurks around every corner for Jules, who must return to her childhood home to repay some debts. It’s thrilling and will completely suck you in from the first page.
For today’s post, author Sara Holland has curated a special playlist to accompany certain scenes in the book for your, so without further ado, let’s learn about Everless, Sara and this amazing fantasy world she has created!
I want to add that I finished Everless last night and this is an actual video of me listening to Sara’s playlist.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SARA’S EVERLESS PLAYLIST
These songs go in chronological order, synced to events of the book.
Dear God – Lawless – This song, in my mind, reflects Jules’ general anger and resentment about her deeply unfair world.
Shatter Me – Lindsey Stirling – At the beginning, Jules feels sort of helpless and frozen, like she’s waiting for something to break her out of what seems like a hopeless life.
Dangerous – David Guetta – To me, this brings to life the moment when Jules decides to go to Everless over her father’s objections–she knows it’s dangerous and maybe wrong, but she’s going to do it anyway.
Immortals – Fall Out Boy – To me, this song reflects the decadent recklessness of Everless and the Gerlings. “We could be immortals…just not for long.”
Mockingbird – Eminem – A sweet, sad song about the bond between a father and daughter and the fear of not being able to provide.
Iron – Woodkid – This represents how Jules feels after her dad dies: going through hell, but barreling on because she has nothing left to lose.
Do I Wanna Know – Arctic Monkeys – This song just feels bad, in a great way. When you have a guilty crush on someone who you know you shouldn’t and worse, it appears they feel the same way. See: Jules and Roan.
Deep End – Ruelle – This song evokes the feeling of being over your head in a game you don’t understand, like Jules when she starts to uncover Everless’s tangle of secrets.
Save Me – Moxi – Another amazing song for when everything is falling apart and you don’t know who to trust.
Warriors – Imagine Dragons – This conveys the feeling of finally being called to your purpose – something Jules has desperately been seeking. This song makes me feel ready for BATTLE.
Can’t Sleep Can’t Breathe – Digital Daggers – Here, the feeling of being mortal enemies with someone you used to love. Bitterness and dread.
We Have It All by Pim Stones – The feeling when you’ve made a mistake and lost everything because of it.
I’ve compiled a Spotify playlist of Sara’s 12 selctions you can play as you read along!
Don’t miss any of the fantastic and creative stops on this blog tour.