War (The Four Horsemen #2) By Laura Thalassa [Review]

War (The Four Horsemen, #2)RELEASE DATE: July 10th 2019
Laura Thalassa
    New-Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Lavabrook Publishing, LLC

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp.

Now Miriam faces a terrifying future, one where she watches her world burn town by town, and the one man responsible for it all is her seemingly indestructible “husband”. But there’s another side to him, one that’s gentle and loving and dead set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist.

However, if there’s one thing Miriam has learned, it’s that love and war cannot coexist. And so she must make the ultimate choice: surrender to War and watch humankind fall, or sacrifice everything and stop him.


MY REV (Copy)

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.

First of All, I’m not liking the cover change of this series. The old cover of Pestilence had the enchanting vibes which was very much missing in the new ones. I wish they came up with something similar to the older one, but not the shirtless dudes. The first one was okay but this one is a definite no for me. Compared to the author’s other book covers, this was average. Well coming to the book, I really liked it but it wasn’t as amazing as the first book. Pestilence is still my favorite horseman in this series. War is a blood thirsty savage unlike Pestilence he enjoys making chaos. Please read trigger warnings before jumping into this book.

The story of War takes place in the Eastern Mediterranean. War travels with his entourage of warriors and followers to bring chaos and war everywhere he goes. People who didn’t joined him were killed brutally with no hesitance. When war arrives in Miriam Elmahdy’s home town, she’ll do anything to survive and she’s ready to fight back. When her path finally crosses with him, instead of killing her war claims that she’s his wife. He takes her back to his camp as a captive and Miriam tries to oppose him at every chance she gets. War tries to win her over with his other side who’s very loving and gentle, but Miriam  wouldn’t surrender to a murderer who’ll be responsible for humanity’s fall. With each day, it becomes harder to resist his charm. In the end, Miriam had to make a choice that’ll change the fate of humanity.

I enjoyed both the main characters in the book. Miriam was a strong, brave, and stubborn woman who’ll not give up easily without a fight. Her attraction to the war was a bit cringy, but overall I liked her character. She likes making weapons and she’s pretty good at archery. War on the other hand was bloody ruthless. Some of his actions were totally unforgivable. I honestly hated him at the beginning. It really took some time for me to warm up to him. The romance was a slow burn. Miriam hates War, but at the same time she was attracted to him. War can’t deny his nature and he wants Miriam to surrender to him and help him destroy humanity. They clash with each other. Despite their attraction, neither of them is ready to give up. They have a very dangerous cat and mouse relationship.

The plot was engaging but it’s somewhat similar to the first book. While I was reading this book, some of the scenes reminded me of Pestilence.  Nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable ride for me. The story moved in a steady pace. It was neither slow nor fast. The twists were pretty good even though some of them were quite predictable. The ending seemed a bit rushed but it was a satisfying conclusion. The author’s writing was addicting, as always. The book was written in Miriam’s POV. The setting was great. Laura has built a perfect atmosphere filled with chaos, violence, and death.

Overall, I enjoyed this book! Despite issues, I think it was a good sequel to the first one and now I can’t wait for Famine. I’m already dying to read his story!

Recommend it?

Honestly, I think this series is not for everyone. It’s for the people who likes paranormal romance with morally grey heroes, and strong and stubborn heroines.

Trigger Warnings: Violence, death, Abuse, Rape Attempt


[4/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
Please feel free to comment below!

See You In The Next Post and Have a Great Day! 🙂


15 thoughts on “War (The Four Horsemen #2) By Laura Thalassa [Review]

  1. anovelglimpse September 7, 2019 / 1:00 am

    Great review! I’m sorry they changed the cover and that the story was too similar to the first book. I’m glad it was enjoyable in the end, though!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beware Of The Reader September 7, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I agree with everything cover included! I was lucky enough to buy the first cover of Pestilence and I wish they could do something similar too! You are also spot on about morally grey characters and hating War in the beginning …


    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions September 8, 2019 / 11:19 pm

      I’m glad you agree with me! Although I’m not fan of these new covers, I’m very curious about the next book’s cover.


  3. Jen September 7, 2019 / 2:39 am

    The trigger warnings have me a little nervous but you made this book sound amazing! I think I’ll stick with Rhapsodic, as my first book by her. And then work my way into this series after that. Fabulous review, Raven!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kayla @ Books and Blends September 7, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    I have book one on my TBR for this month so I didn’t read the review in full! I will be back to read and comment after I finish both books 1 and 2!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lori September 10, 2019 / 4:01 am

    I’m glad that you were able to enjoy it despite the issues that you had with it. The cover caught my eye, but it is definitely disappointing when they don’t match up with other books in the series.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer September 11, 2019 / 10:59 am

    I’ve wanted to read Pestilence even though I’m not really a new adult reader. This doesn’t sound like it did the series justice TBH. War sounds like a real jerk and disgusting to boot. I’m not sure sexual attraction would be able to win me over unless his objective changed. ❤ Great review Raven and great points about the covers.


    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions September 15, 2019 / 2:42 am

      I think this series will not work out for you if you’re not into paranormal romance with steamy scenes, and complex love interests who’re total jerks at the beginning 😁
      Thank you, Dani!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s