Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by 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.


by Laura Thalassa

(The Four Horsemen #1)

Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published September 14th 2018

Pestilence – Laura Thalassa

Pestilence – Laura Thalassa



I had this book on my kindle for a while before I picked it up. It actually took a text from my sister, saying I HAD TO READ IT, that I finally started it!!! And boy am I glad she did because this book was awesome and blew my mind.

It started with Sara, a strong, gritty and tenacious heroine to brutally fight for her survival in a way I never saw any other heroine fight for. She was ruthless with Pestilence. And I loved her for it. There were time when I was sitting in my bed, with my jaw dropping open in utter shock. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.

THIS!!! Right there is the best feeling ever!!!

I loved the plot, enjoyed the interactions between Sara and Pestilence and was thoroughly enthralled by the entire story. I could picture it clearly in my mind, and I relished how different and unique the novel felt.

Even though it was a post apocalyptic genre, the author managed to put her own spin to it. It also helped that I don’t often read these kind of novels, so it felt fresh and captivating. A great change of pace for me. I’ve struggled with several book slumps this year, and changing up my reading genres has helped immensely.

So for anyone that loves fantasy this book should be a MUST READ!!!

It had all the elements I enjoy in a great fantasy novel. Strong characters, a distinctive voice, and a plot that kept me glued to the pages. In my eyes this book was a success and I can’t wait to read the next one.

Pestilence – Laura Thalassa


4 “Conquered Conquerer” Stars

Pestilence captured my attention months ago! Unfortunately, my schedule always prevented me from starting the book. I was super excited to have time this weekend! IT was SO worth the wait!

Here’s what I loved:
Sarah Burns is a phenomenal character. I feel like we could have drinks together. She’s has a strong caretaker vibe and is so feisty. I love her grit!!

Pestilence is exactly what I expected. An OTT jerk of a character who acts like a jerk because that’s all he knows.

The ending could have used more of a transition and addiction information to substantiate the events that occurred. Same with the brief view of Death. I never thought I’d say this for a book this length, but it could have used a few more details.

One of my all time favorites narrators EVER, nailed this audiobook. Susannah Jones is flat out amazing. She brings so much life to this characters. Her performance is perfection!

Overall, the book captivated me. I did not want to stop listening! Pestilence and Sarah’s story had me enraptured. I definitely recommend this book.


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Pestilence - Laura ThalassaWhen 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.


Found in the forest when she was young, Laura Thalassa was raised by fairies, kidnapped by werewolves, and given over to vampires as repayment for a hundred year debt. She’s been brought back to life twice, and, with a single kiss, she woke her true love from eternal sleep. She now lives happily ever after with her undead prince in a castle in the woods.

… or something like that anyway.

When not writing, Laura can be found scarfing down guacamole, hoarding chocolate for the apocalypse, or curled up on the couch with a good book.



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Pestilence – Laura Thalassa

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4 thoughts on “Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

    1. Honestly I’m the queen of DNF and sometimes, like rarely – lol, I love it the second time. Usually, if I DNF I don’t pick it up again. If you already own it, and you have the time, why not pick it up again. Maybe try the audiobook too if you can get your hands on it. And sometimes the right time for reading a book a second time is just around the corner. You never know. I’m a total mood reader, it all depends on the right book at the right time.:D

      1. Oh I’m so glad to find another DNFer like me!!! ❤️ so true! At least two of my now all time favs were DNFs first! Like Cinder and Red Rising! Thx for the advice! ❤️

        1. That means I’ll give Cinder another chance 😀 I started Red Rising as audiobook, a year ago, DNFed it right away, graded the ebook and devoured it last month I think. I can’t stop talking about this series. So I’ll give Cinder another chance – that means the ebook, since I DNFed the audiobook – lol!!

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