Review: Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

Posted March 28, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 15 Comments

Review: Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
Pestilence
by Laura Thalassa

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 20 2018
Series: Four Horsemen #1
Published by Self Published
Format: eBook
 

“…this author’s style is just not for me.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m going to be honest here.  This was a total cover buy for me.  Well, not JUST that.  I also thought that I really wanted a cool series about the Four Horsemen so I went into this book really excited, even if I’ve never heard of this author before.  And at first, I thought this had potential, but I quickly figured out it wasn’t for me.

I had some problems with the story.  First of all, it was very simple.  In the sense that there is hardly any world building.  There isn’t much happening!  And since I don’t want to put spoilers, I don’t want to elaborate on that, but it felt very boring and repetitive and it didn’t really expand on what was going on in the world around the main characters.  So this was my first issue, but the main one.

Here comes the one I just couldn’t get past.  The characters.  And when I say that, I mean the main characters because there aren’t that many more.  The heroine is so immature and annoying I couldn’t stand to be in her head.  I’m not sure if she was meant to be funny and snarky but boy did that not work for me.  She made me stabby 95% of the time.

Then there’s the romance.  I really didn’t get it.  It was a mix of insta-love and Stockholm syndrome, I guess?  I just couldn’t connect with it and in the end I didn’t care if they ended up together or not.  I don’t think I’ll be continuing on with this series.  I guess this author’s style is just not for me.

 

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About Laura Thalassa

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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Naomi

I wanted to read this one, I probably will but sorry this one didn’t work out for you. I completely understand your feelings though.

Timitra
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Timitra

I had my eyes on this book for the same reasons, the cover and it being about the horsemen sorry it didn’t up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca I’ll be removing this book from my wishlist

Irma
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Irma

I wanted to read this one badly. I don’t anymore.

Naomi
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Naomi

I wanted to read this one, I probably will but sorry this one didn’t work out for you. I completely understand your feelings though.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ll pass.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Too bad,I did so love the cover too! When we learn Francesca! Lol ! Shared on all my socials!!

Timitra
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Timitra

I had my eyes on this book for the same reasons, the cover and it being about the horsemen sorry it didn’t up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca I’ll be removing this book from my wishlist

Darynda Jones
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Darynda Jones

I just bought this one! I will give it a try anyway, but I don’t have a lot of patience. I was mainly interested in one thing. I’ve been planning a Four Horsemen series forever, but I just couldn’t figure out how to make Pestilence sexy. LOL. I’m very interested in how she did that.

Thanks for the review!

Irma
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Irma

I wanted to read this one badly. I don’t anymore.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Oh no! I was totally sucked in by the cover too! I’m glad I read your review before buying.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ll pass.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Too bad,I did so love the cover too! When we learn Francesca! Lol ! Shared on all my socials!!

Darynda Jones
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Darynda Jones

I just bought this one! I will give it a try anyway, but I don’t have a lot of patience. I was mainly interested in one thing. I’ve been planning a Four Horsemen series forever, but I just couldn’t figure out how to make Pestilence sexy. LOL. I’m very interested in how she did that.

Thanks for the review!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Oh no! I was totally sucked in by the cover too! I’m glad I read your review before buying.

Laura
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Laura

I loved the cover too, do you happen to know who did the cover art?