Published Date: September 14, 2018
Publishing Co.: CreateSpace
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I honestly thought that I would not like this book. I thought that if I didn’t hate it, I would at least not finish it. I mean, the cover is cheesy and the premise is not one of my usual choices. However, much to my surprise, it sucked me in.
Sara Burns drew the short stick. The apocalypse has begun and this firefighter drew the stick that decided she would be the one to die trying to kill one of the Four Horsemen. That’s right folks, God has unleashed his wrath because well, humans suck. Or a lot of them do at least. Four or five years ago, the horsemen rode the Earth and destroyed the human way of life. Then, three of them went back to sleep while Pestilence spread his terror upon the planet.
Now Pestilence has come to Sara’s neck of the Canadian woods and she has been chosen to try to take him out. I’m not entirely sure why humanity would think a divine creature could be killed by guns or any other means but as a desperate species, I guess we’ll try anything.
So obviously, she fails.
Pestilence takes her hostage and forces her to come along for his ride of horror and doom. DOOM I SAY. He doesn’t unleash the plague on her but tortures her just the same because, “to live is to suffer” or something along those lines. Plus, he would like a little vengeance since he may not be able to die, but he can feel pain all the same. And she lit him on fire.
As they travel spreading disease and death, Sara forces Pestilence to see that there are some redeeming qualities to humans. Kindness, compassion and LOVE. That’s right, this is a love story. A story of falling in love with one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. That’s why folks, I didn’t think I would enjoy this all that much. It is a weird love story plot. However, the characters were great. There is some obvious Stockholm syndrome issues for a little bit, but the divine bad boy redemption is really what brings it home.
I would label this as probably not for everyone but I for one, enjoyed myself.
I am undecided whether I will continue the series. The second book, War, has an even better rating that the first one. It will probably come down to what my mood is, as usual.
6 thoughts on “Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) – Book Review”
Cool book art
I think it’s pretty cheesy myself lol.
I think it’s so cheesy it’s kinda cool. Like Conan the barbarian haha
Yasssss, I was hoping you’d like it! It’s not your normal fare, but Sara Burns (haha “burns”) just struck me as someone you could relate to. I feel the same way about the next book. It’s why I haven’t picked it up yet. I’m okay with series that don’t follow the same characters, but tbh the whole reason I loved this was due to the chemistry between Sara and Pestilence, so I’m waiting a bit.
I currently have Kindle Unlimited until the end of March for free, maybe I’ll sneak in the next book, maybe I won’t. But yes, I think their chemistry is what made this book. Some of the shit Sara thought, I felt like was something I would definitely say to myself lmao.
That is exactly why I recommended it to you 😀