Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

PestilencePages: 383

Goodreads Rating: 4.08 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Romance

Publication Date: September 14th 2018

Publisher: Self published


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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:

Review also posted on Goodreads

A New Adult Fantasy / Post-Apocalyptic novel just brought me to tears. Unbelievable. Good thing the story isn’t heavy fantasy. It’s easier to follow for someone who’s been reading a lot of contemporary novels lately.

This series is inspired from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Once awaken, they’ll unleash the wrath that will destroy humanity. The first horseman is Pestilence. He brings the plague on places he visited and such disease is incurable. Humans evacuated their homes and some are doing their best to stop the immortal horseman. Sara Burns, a firefighter whose mission is to kill Pestilence and she failed. Pestilence spared her life but she was held captive by him.

Sara and Pestilence are different in all aspects and they hated each other. Sara suffered from Pestilence’s punishments. It’s difficult to read those parts because it’s brutal and you’ll hate Pestilence for it. Don’t worry guys, this hero is redeemable in the end. His character transitioned from heartless, arrogant and mean to merciful, caring and protective. I love him! He’s absolutely swoon worthy.😍❤️

Sara Burns takes the spotlight throughout the novel. She’s brave, feisty, quick-witted and resilient. She has a great sense of humor. There are plenty of times she made me laugh (as if the plague is nonexistent). I love how she stands by her morals and doesn’t condone Pestilence’s wrong doings. She shown him that humans are capable of love and worth his mercy. She’s a badass heroine. 😍❤️

The romance between them is slow burningly well done! OMG. My heart is in a puddle for them. They had a rough journey working all those differences and they conquered it together. I’m so happy I cried. There was one part that Pestilence learned a great lesson from and it truly made me emotional: Rob and Ruth scene. It’s both beautiful and heartbreaking.

There you have it, I found a new favorite book and I BADLY WANT THE NEXT BOOK — WAR. Give me more Horsemen. 😍😭🔥😝 I’d like to thank Marla Mei and Maria for recommending this book to me! 💗



8 thoughts on “Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

  1. The romance sounds so swoony, Beatrice! I love the sound of the characters too and think the concept is very intriguing. I’ve seen this around but I think I need to add it to my TBR. Great review!

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