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Book Review: Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) – Laura Thalassa

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance


How I got hooked into reading this book: A dear sweetheart recommended it to me, so I went on Goodreads to check it out. My reaction upon seeing the cover of Pestilence: “THAT’s the cover of Pestilence? Holy Cow.” I didn’t even have to check out the synopsis to want to read the book. I was in all the way – hook, line, sinker.

Then I read the synopsis. A story about The Apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, the Four Horsemen come to end all humans and the world as we knew it. I’ve always been fascinated by the story of the Four Horsemen since I was a kid and I needed no further convincing. I got the book and started reading it straight away.

The story shows a realistic view of what would happen during an apocalyptic event like the Four Horsemen showing up. It highlighted the worst of humanity, how fear can turn us into monsters. And also the best of humanity, how some can rise up in the midst of such horror and show kindness and care.

I felt so bad for both Pestilence and Sara. I found myself empathizing with both over what they went through. What they endured and what they did, all in the name of duty.

In fact, I felt more for Pestilence. The trials he went through were heartbreaking. Trying to understand humanity, why we did the things we did. Then, falling for a human. It was so hard for both of them.

The book wasn’t all doom and gloom though. No, it had equal parts humor and fun even in the midst of the horror. The writing style was very good and you could feel the emotion coming through the words. The cover does its part to seduce, but the story? It was unique and fantastic and I can’t wait for War’s story.

Synopsis: They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all. When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.


I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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