2020 · books · dystopia · new adult · romance

Book Review: Famine by Laura Thalassa

Title: Famine (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.

RATING: 3.5 / 5 stars

Famine is the third book to Laura Thalassa’s post-apocalyptic romance series. Each book is centered around a single Horseman of the Apocalypse who raids the Earth with a mission to wipe everyone off. But, because romance is the main theme here, all of them meet a girl who changes their mind. This one, as the name says, is about Famine, one of the brothers who is cruel and hates humans after what they’ve done to him. The only human he doesn’t hate is Ana, a girl who once saved him.

Ana is a young girl who, after a hard childhood, was all alone and in order to survive she had to sell her body. I have never read of a main character who is an escort or a prostitute so this was quite interesting because it gave the story a whole new perspective. Although her life was hard Ana is strong and turns her weaknesses into humor. She is clever but also caring and that is exactly how she met Famine.

This book is very similar to previous book in the series and that is something I found a bit annoying and tiring. Although at the beginning they are all different in the end they begin to mend into something we’ve all seen before. At least in this book we didn’t get a happily ever after (although the ending wasn’t sad and dramatic) so that was at least something different.

Although I liked this book it was just too similar to all the other books, especially the insta-love part and how the evil guy turns good as soon as he falls in love. So far in the series I liked the first book the most just because it was super interesting and something new. However as the series progresses it becomes anything but new.

I am however interested in how the last book is going to turn out to be. It will follow the deadliest and worst of all the brethren, Death, and I am pretty excited. I’m hoping Death is going to be the cruelest (because I’m a sucker for bad guys) and that it will not be anything like the last three books. I would love if it were a m/m romance!

Have you guys read Famine and what were your thoughts?

Happy reading!

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