War by Laura Thalassa
4 Stars worthy of a re-read


Pestilence came and went, and now War has awoken and is on his warpath.

The day Jerusalem falls to the horsemen, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring her people. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself.

But when the massive, terrifying and sex-on-a-stick horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his heaven-sent wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp.

Now Miriam faces a future watching her world burn town by town, and the one responsible for it is her seemingly indestructible “husband,” who refuses to let her go and calls her ‘wife’. While she hates him at first and does NOT want to be his dictator-style decided wife, she begins to see another side of him that no one else gets to see, a side that is romantic and gentle and loving. He is set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist. Does she even want to resist?

However, if there’s one thing Miriam has learned, it’s that love and war cannot coexist. She must make the ultimate surrender to War and watch humankind fall, or sacrifice everything to stop him. What will she do?

I really enjoyed this book, author Laura Thalassa is incredible at writing scenes where you experience it all right alongside the characters – some scenes more gruesome and difficult to digest than others. At the same time, those same things can be said about the spicy scenes and the intimate relationship scenes between Miriam and War. While the spicy scenes aren’t as spice-descriptive as some other series, I gotta say I was more turned on throughout this book (and series as a whole) than I usually am (lol that is embarrassing to type but I am leaving it). I think the life experiences and newness/raw feelings are what did it – if you like that sort of thing, this is a good one for you! The raw feelings and emotions will get you if you aren’t ready for it – you will love War whether you want to or not.

The confidence War has that everything with Miriam (wife) will work out how he wants it sexy and I am here for it. I loved the way his expressions, feelings and experiences were described, it really plops you right into the story.

While War is similar to Pestilence in story line (apocalypse god wakes and wreaks havoc on the world, young woman woos him and attempts to save the world by stopping him, only she may end up stopping him in a way she didn’t expect.), It is different in the setting, characters, means of apocalypse, and how War is overall. I like that the format was similar but the stories and challenges were very different, it helps add to the series and connect them together.

Will be interested to see how Famine, book 3, turns out. Overall, War by Laura Thalassa was an enjoyable read! I would recommend.

Worthy of a re-read.

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