5 Hearts, Laura Thalassa

Laura Thalassa – The Four Horsemen #1 – Pestilence

pestilence_cover  The Horsemen are here, the apocalypse has begun and the time of humans came to an end… Or is it?



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.


My review:

I have to be honest with you guys. After I got my new job, I did not really have time to read, not to mention writing about reading. Shame on me, yeah. I just cannot tell you, how much I missed this.

So, on to our book. I fell in love with the cover first, so definitely have to give 5 cookies for that one. The cover is absolutely amazing and eye-catching. You know guys, do not judge a book by its cover, but hey. Just look at this deliciousness.

As for the story, I will try to keep it as spoiler-free, as possible. You guys know, I am totally powerless against a good love-hate relationship, especially if the heroine is falling in love with the villain. What I loved most about this story, is how well-written was the romance part. You have to hate Pestilence, or at least feel a little bit of no-no towards him because he is basically killing off humankind. He has to be a heartless bastard because you just expect this. And he is. Mostly. Or he seems, in the first half of the book.

After that half… Oh. My. God. I just was not able to see how the romance will bloom between them, except the heroine was so into him for his panty-melting looks. I have to tell you, sometimes it was a little bit annoying, other times I found it endearing. Then Pestilence started to change, started to get a good character growth and it was simply amazing to see him get from the bastard immortal to a fallible human. Of course, he will not become human, but hey. It is as close to it as it could be.

In the end, I found the story a little bit dragging, always the same row of events, but every time we learned something. Every time, Pestilence had to learn something from the experience as well as Sara. And maybe us, readers. All in all, the story was fantastic, I could not put it down until I really had to. If you want to read a really good book then this is definitely one. I can just recommend.

Fantastic job, Laura. I cannot wait for the next book. Until then, I will read your other writings.

5 Hearts

7152490Found in the forest when she was young, Laura Thalassa was raised by fairies, kidnapped by werewolves, and given over to vampires as repayment for a hundred year debt. She’s been brought back to life twice, and, with a single kiss, she woke her true love from eternal sleep. She now lives happily ever after with her undead prince in a castle in the woods.

… or something like that anyway.

When not writing, Laura can be found scarfing down guacamole, hoarding chocolate for the apocalypse, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

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