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.
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa is definitely an interesting read. It takes the whole ideation behind loving your enemy to an entirely new level. Add in the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and well… the rest is history.
The Four Horsemen showed up five years ago, bringing with them death and destruction. Tasked with wiping the world of humanity, they stop for none. Being tasked with saving the world from death, Sara isn’t liking things. When her attempt goes sour, she finds herself taken captive and forced to travel alongside Pestilence, who’s bent on making her suffer.
Sara Burns makes an interesting heroine. She wants to live, and she would do anything to survive. After all, life is a precious commodity. The way she regards those that are dying is pretty neat too, because she tries to ease the suffering of others around her. Pestilence, on the other hand, is a bit too much of an enigma. We don’t get a background on him, just the idea of who he is. I’d like to know more about him, personally.
I actually found the plot to be rather original. Yes, bad boy hates girl and girl hates bad boy and they fall in love later. That’s to be expected with the romance category. The theme beyond that is what snared me. What would you do for humanity? I enjoyed this book quite a bit, and while I wouldn’t put it in my top ten, I’d definitely give it a re-read before the next book is released.
The book itself felt like a mix between modern and medieval. If you’re interested in a dark book with a few lighter tones, you’d probably like this one. I read mostly romance and science-fiction/apocalypse titles, so I definitely feel like this is a good read for fans of those categories. Also, it has sexy fun time in it.