RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2020
AUTHOR: Laura Thalassa
GENRE: New–Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Dark Romance.
PUBLISHER: Lavabrook Publishing, LLC
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.
Ana da Silva always assumed she’d die young, she just never expected it to be at the hands of Famine, the haunting immortal who once spared her life so many years ago. But if the horseman remembers her at all, he must not care, for when she comes face to face with him for the second time in her life, she’s stabbed and left for dead.
Only, she doesn’t quite die.
If there’s one thing Famine is good at, it’s cruelty. And how these blighted bastards deserve it. Try as he might, he can’t forget what they once did to him. But when Ana, a ghost from his past, corners him and promises pain for what he so recently did to her, she and her empty threats captivate him, and he decides to keep her around.
In spite of themselves, Ana and Famine are drawn to each other. But at the end of the day, the two are enemies. Nothing changes that. Not one kind act, not two. And definitely not a few steamy nights. But enemies or reluctant lovers, if they don’t stop themselves soon, heaven will.
Famine is the third installment in Laura Thalassa’s Four Horsemen series. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book since I’ve finished War. And damn, Famine turns out to be even more ruthless than War and Pestilence. I can’t believe that I enjoyed this book, despite all the gory parts. I really loved the characters and the romance. So far, it’s my second favorite book in the series and the ending was pretty good. If you aren’t into captive romances, then you might want to skip reading this series.
The story takes place 25 years after the first Horseman Pestilence arrived. Famine is the third horseman who spreads his own death and destruction by killing the crops and brutal executions. During his time on earth, he was once captured by humans and brutally tortured by them which made him hate humans even more. Luckily, he was saved by a teenage girl who showed him kindness where no one did. Ana Da Silva is a Prostitute from Laguna. When she was a young teenager, she saved Famine and when he finally arrives to her town, she was excited to meet him, but when he fails to recognize her, she was brutally killed by his soldiers just like the other people in her town. Surprisingly, she survives the execution and vows to seek vengeance.
I loved Ana! She was bold, brave, and sassy just like the other heroines in this series. She’s definitely a survivor! She has led a pretty hard life and she currently earns her living by selling her body to men. Honestly, I never read a book where the main female character is a prostitute. I liked her even when her sexual innuendos were a bit annoying sometimes. Famine was definitely an intriguing character. He was pretty awful, vicious, and ruthless. He believes all the humans are selfish and greedy creatures that doesn’t deserve mercy. Ana tries to show the goodness in humans and whenever Famine makes his brutal executions, she despises him and regrets saving him. I quite enjoyed the hate to love romance between Famine and Ana. During their journey they develop feelings for each other. Their relationship was filled with hate, angst, passion, and sexual tension. It is a complex relationship. Famine is merciless, he only shows his soft side to Ana. I loved how they emotionally connected with each other.
I enjoyed the plot even though it was a bit similar to the previous installments. The pacing was good. I enjoyed every minute of the characters journey. It’s not a sweet ride and there are some dark and disturbing themes in the book which might be a bit uncomfortable for some readers. Loved the writing style and the dual POV’s. The setting was good and as always, there’s lots of death, torture, blood, gore, and brutal killings. So be warned!
Overall, I loved it especially the ending! I’m pretty much excited for the fourth Horsemen Death aka Thanatos. I’ve been looking forward to his book since I’ve started this series. He was said to be even more ruthless than the previous Horsemen and I seriously can’t wait to read his story. It’s definitely going into my top anticipated reads of 2021.
I highly recommend this series if you’re into dark romances, ruthless heroes, and sassy heroines.
So, What do you think of this book? Have you read this series yet? Do you Plan to read it?
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