Review: Famine by Laura Thalassa


Title: Famine

Series: The Four Horsemen #3

Author: Laura Thalassa

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.

‘I’m Famine, the third horseman of the apocalypse, and I’m here to kill you all.’

How is it that this author can write stone cold killers but make me think they are vulnerable virtuous and make me love them in at least 3 seconds?

So here we have Famine doing his part of the work but he has an extra flaw, its personal.

Ana ‘saved’ him as a teen and showed him kindness when no one else did. And Famine hasn’t forgotten.

I loved Ana. The way she riles Famine made me laugh…and his reactions were even better! The way she goes on about his supposed virginity made me laugh. Her spirit drives me!

‘It’s suicide,” he calls out to my back. I don’t turn around. It’s revenge.’

I mean Famine is defo no angel, the way he kills and actually loves it! But oh my gawd, that man….

‘Because you are human and I imagine you like compliments far more than I do. And for whatever insufferable reason I want to give you many.’

This is a plan in action from a higher power most defs. Get his little ‘spirits’ set up with women who teach them to show empathy compassion, love and go against their basic instincts.

I can’t wait for Death. He is going to be just delish!

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