Famine by Laura Thalassa
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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 always figured her life would be short, but she did not figure it would end by the hands of the immortal who saved her life years ago, Famine. But if the horseman remembers her, he must not have been impressed, because when she sees him for the second time in her life, she’s stabbed and left for dead. Only, she doesn’t die.

If there’s one thing Famine is good at, it’s cruelty. He can’t forget the pain humanity has brought him, and he’s ready to bring it back to them over and over again at magnitudes they never expected. But Ana, a ghost from his past, confronts him for what he did to her – you know, only having his men stab her and leave her for dead in a pile of dead bodies. She and her empty threats intrigue 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.

Ana might be my favorite woman/adversary for the 4 horsemen. She is snarky, feisty, beautiful and confident in her body, and all about the sex jokes – I am living for it! As a sex worker, she takes her knowledge and tries to use it to her advantage and I love that she uses the tools she has instead of resolving herself to her fate. She also has a soft heart and this plays heavily into Famine falling for her.

I love the vulnerability around making love versus having sex in this book, and everything Famine had to go through was agonizing in a way that I could not put the book down. even though he was a terrible person? god? being? he still did not deserve the things people did to him. Honestly there were times I was rooting for the end of humanity or at least targeted end of humanity.

All in all I really enjoyed this book. It was similar in structure to Pestilence and War, but different in its own way that I appreciated. Famine by Laura Thalassa is a riveting read about post-apocalyptic Earth, saving or ruining humanity, and how sometimes love truly can conquer all.

Worthy of a re-read.

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Is it worthy of a re-read? Let's get to reading and find out. If I love it I might start immediately over again...who knows? Genres: fantasy, romantasy, smut, sci-fi, dark romance, and more! I read on average 2-4 books per week, and average 150+ books per year. I am passionate about reading books and sharing my reviews and discussing books with like minded readers and friends. One of my favorite parts of reading a good book is mentally processing the contents and getting to share my thoughts about it both online and in person with those around me.

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