Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1) by Laura Thalassa

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

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 ...


Details Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

TitlePestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)
ISBN9781986665810
Author
Release DateSep 14th, 2018
PublisherCreateSpace
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia
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Reviews Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

  • Katerina
    2018-03-23
    Katerina's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse(or Pestilence and All His Friends)➸ DO not, I repeat do not, let mind-blowingly beautiful covers seduce you. This is the first step towards your doom.➸ IF you were weak like me and gave in to the temptress called Cover, you must be prepared to shut your moral compass. That is necessary if you do not wish to spend your entire reading experience hearing the voices in your head screaming error.404.th...
  • Navessa
    2018-04-10
    FUCKING BRAVO.Okay, so here's the thing, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book like this. You know, one where there's a borderline Stockholm Syndrome relationship going on. Because feminist rage.This author pulled it off for me, though, and I'm so frigging happy she did, because sometimes I just want to tune out and enjoy a love story that's dark and twisted and oh so wrong that it's right.However, I can definitely see other readers hav...
  • AMY ♥(pronounced AH-MEI)♥ Magnet of Obese Cats
    2018-01-24
    Update 8 On second thought this is a 6 stars read!!! Seriously so good. I'm upping my rating 'cuz I recently finished Dark Harmony and it's not as good as this one but I still enjoyed it so much!! So I found a few flaws there and still a 5?? Then Pestilence is 6 'cuz it's so so good. GUYS!!!! you really need to read Thalassa sensei, she's like a writing goddess.Update 7#NotMyCoverGUYS! Thalassa sensei was robbed! Seriously big fraud! A stupid boo...
  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    2018-03-03
    NOTE FOR SAFETY GANG: No Cheating, No Other WomanNo Other Men, plus Virgin hero! More info on safety belowJason Lewis as Pest!Thank you Laura Thalassa for writing this beautiful enemies to lovers book. And their love conquered everything! I'm so happy LOVE was such an important part of their redemption! Additional thanks to you Laura Thalassa for trusting your talent and hard work SO MUCH as to avoid falling into the pattern of false/deceiving /m...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2018-04-04
    “Because naming things humanizes them. And once you humanize something, you are essentially recognizing it’s existence.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐Four years ago four horseman landed on earth. With their arrival humans thought the end of the world was there. But they were so wrong. The horseman disappeared as fast as they appeared on earth. Only four years later one of them appears again - Pestilence the conqueror of the world. Spreading a plague ...
  • Jilly
    2018-03-26
    Things I have never expected to say:1. I think I'll pass on dessert.2. This is my natural hair color.3. You girls go get drunk and wild in Vegas without me.4. I love Pestilence and I can't wait for War!Okay, so I have still never said the first three, but number 4 is very true. Pestilence is my new book boyfriend. And, good news, HE is actually robbing the cradle, instead of me being a cougar this time. I think I read Paranormal just to get book ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-05-07
    Holy shit!Review to come later!
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    2018-03-27
    "Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer". IM SO HAPPY I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS BOOK!This is the first book that I have read about the Four Horsemen. And damn if it wasn't good.This book is a great combin...
  • Renégade ♥
    2018-03-01
    5 starsThis book is now on my favourites shelf.I will definitely be reading it again.And the general consensus from our buddy read (BR):It was a total roller-coaster.(There were some moments where it seemed to damn near fly off the tracks just to keep us screaming and hanging on for dear life...)And even though this tale was filled with darkness, devastation, suffering, violence, heartbreak and despair? While it also explored some of the deeper q...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    2018-03-18
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWriting this review makes me sad because I really wanted to love this book for several reasons. One, because I'm friends with the author on Goodreads, have chatted with her, and really like her as a person; she seems really kind, laid-back, and funny. Two, because I am in love with that cover. It seems to be paying homage to the bodice-rippers of the 1980s and 90s, which I am all for, as you ...
  • Corinne
    2018-01-20
    That cover!EDIT 09/14/18I hate the new cover. I had already paid for the paperback and now the new covers won't match. This is the last time I buy a print book of an incomplete series.
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2018-03-21
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ALL THE STARS! In a totally random and weird review, I will be using gifs from the movie Elf to express ALL THE FEELINGS!So me about Laura Thalassa all the time:Which will probably lead to this:Anyways... from the moment I saw the cover reveal for Pestilence, I was DYING (get it?) to get my grubby hands on a copy of this book. I preordered and everything, which I rarely ever do. Then once it hi...
  • Aisling Zena
    2018-01-25
    4.5 starsReview sort of posted 23/6/18I was planning to write a review for this but my body has let me down. Apparently when I get sick I have to do it to extremes. I have the nastiest cold I've had in years while on that time of the the month and battling migraines. I've had quite enough these past three days to be honest.Anywhocaresaboutthisbitcheshealthproblemsway, I loved the book. I loved the concept and the writing was exceptional. It did r...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    2018-04-27
    “So... I haven’t gotten sick.” “Astute observation, mortal.” “ Is that just luck, or do you control who gets the plague?” I ask. “Were you born with all your organs intact?” he responds. “Yes...” I say cautiously. “Good,” he responds, “then I expect you to use the one beneath your skull.”Okay, before I dive into all the many reasons why I absolutely loved this book to the moon and back, I just want to say: This co...
  • Sh3llraiser (grumpybookgrrrl)
    2018-07-19
    This is my first book by this author, and I was quite pleased by how great this was. I don't usually like dark romances, but the author totally made this work. It's an apocalyptic/dystopian story about the Four Horsemen arriving on Earth to bring about the end of days. Pestilence is first. All he has to do is ride through a city and everyone succumbs to plague within 3-4 days. One hundred percent kill rate.Until Sara. She is a fire fighter and ...
  • Jemima
    2018-03-03
    LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!!I MEAN LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!! 😱😱😱😍😍😍Who wouldn't want to read a book with a cover like that?! Right?!Update:The book is just as good as the cover!I couldn't put it down..from the moment I finished reading the first chapter...I was hooked! My brain can't comprehend the torrent of emotions I'm feeling for this book... This book was addiction! From the ever present feeling of confusion, this book was insane! I...
  • Melissa (Ever So Mela)
    2018-04-03
    YES! YES, YES, YEESSSSS!!!If paranormal romance was more like Pestilence, I would actually give them a chance.This exceeded expectations. Though, I do have to be honest, they were very low to begin with. I mean, all I expected was some strong alpha douchebag to conquer some supposedly "strong and ballsy" female and then make her succumb to his whims in the name of lurve. But that wasn't necessarily what happened. I mean, yes and no. But more no t...
  • Lucia
    2018-02-01
    Worldbuilding - 2 STARSPestilence is a romance set in dystopian world but in its core this is not a dystopian novel. This should serve as a warning for all of you hardcore dystopian/fantasy/paranormal lovers who (like me) expect actual worldbuilding when presented with new world/creatures - there is almost none worldbuilding in this book.Plot line - 1 STARWorldbuilding aside, this novel also lacks plot. Literally, there wasn't happening anything ...
  • Roobie
    2018-04-02
    ⭐4 stars⭐ Caught him in a good mood, I did.Not."So... I haven't gotten sick.""Astute observation, mortal.""Is that just luck, or do you control who gets the plague?" I ask."Were you born with all your organs intact?" he responds."Yes..." I say cautiously. "Good," he responds, "then I expect you to use the one beneath your skull." Pestilence is such a sweetheart I swear! A mass murdering sweetheart but sweetheart anyway.Whoever disagrees can...
  • Penny Reid
    2018-04-15
    I almost stopped reading this book at 75% because it was soooooo gooooooooooood. This train of thought probably doesn't make sense to most people, but the beginning and middle were so great, I worried the ending wouldn't adequately pull everything together / would ruin it. I kept thinking, "How is she going to pull this together?!?!!?" But since the beginning / middle were amazing, I decided to have faith that the end would be as well. The ending...
  • JewelsyGoolsy
    2018-04-10
    4.5 -omg Jewelsy actually loved this and is baffled by that, so is actually taking the time to write a longer review than normal- StarsDisclaimer: most people know that paranormal or fantasy or dystopian stories don’t really pump my nads at all. Too much world building, other-world jargon and overly informational dialogue tends to put me into a coma before I can even get to the romance and swoons.BUT even I was surprised by how awesome and easy...
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    2018-07-02
    take me away, plague daddythis surprised me! essentially, pestilence comes to town and our dear friend sara tries to murder him and burn him alive. he’s not real happy about being made into human bbq so after his immortal ass recovers he takes sara prisoner and true love ensues. duh.I was definitely surprised at the discussion of immortality and morality in this. also by the characterization. plague daddy was really endearing after the whole ra...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-07-22
    Sale Alert August Monthly Kindle Deal 1.99I love Pestilence! Don’t judge me, it’s not your job. The apocalypse is nigh and the Four Horsemen have come to bring the end of days to humanity. So technically it's their job.This is not going to be for everyone. It is a hate to love story and some of it is not nice. I mean take Sara for instance on her first meeting with the horseman she ends up shooting him and then burning him alive. Hey she feel...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    2018-06-12
    4.5 StarsThis story offers a very unlikely couple to fall in love but the author nails it nonetheless. It is very well paced and engaging. However it is not so much a fantasy but more like a post-apocalyptic book. Our heroine, Sara is a fire fighter who takes a stand and sets out to stop Pestilence from spreading death to mankind. Pestilence is not from earth and has only one mission so when Sara's attempt to kill him backfires she is taken as hi...
  • Penny
    2018-08-06
    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars.Wow.I loved this book.Such a slow build up. Very slow pace. Very quiet story. Yet, truly BEAUTIFUL. So great. No blacks and whites, all grey.The development of the characters, their relationship, their falling in love . It was so well crafted, that even though it all happened in a fantasy world, it felt real, perfectly believable. Just beautiful. Hands up to the writer. Well done.Wow.P.S: There is no doubt in my mind I’...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    2018-03-21
    And this is why I'm behind with all my challenges - I reread stuff instead of reading all the unread books sitting on my shelf. This particular reread is all Maraya's fault!God, I loved this book before but now I'm even more enchanted. It's both grisly and sweet and I'm a sucker for such dichotomy. Pestilence is downright terrifying and adorable at the same time. He reminded me of my own mortality (something I like to ignore) and how fragile life...
  • Cbackson
    2018-03-21
    This book is an interesting exploration of how much downright evil romance readers will accept from a hero before deciding that he's unredeemable. Based on the other reviews for this book, the answer is "a lot, especially if the cover is pretty." The plot summary amply covers what's going on here, but in case you're wondering: this book is exactly what it says on the label. The hero is a harbinger of the end of days. He infects people with a horr...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    2018-03-15
    5 INFERNAL STARS! (This is out in the world now! Go read it!)Hello. Let me introduce you to my newest OTP. "And so it was, and so it shall be, for the Age of Man is over, and the Age of the Horseman has begun. They came to earth, and they came to end us all." Sweet baby Jesus this was everything I needed, hoped it would be and more. Laura Thalassa sprung this one on us last minute and she has done it again. Nobody quite does enemies-to-lovers sto...