Review: Famine by Laura Thalassa

Posted July 18, 2023 by Stephanie in 3 Stars, Fantasy, Review, Romance, the four horsemen / 5 Comments

Title: Famine
Author: Laura Thalassa
Series: The Four Horsemen #3
Publication: August 15, 2023 by Bloom Books
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Dark Fantasy, Romance
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Rating: 3/5★

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 da Silva always assumed she’d die young, but she never expected it to be at the hands of the haunting immortal who spared her life years ago. Famine. But if the horseman remembers her, he must not care, for when she comes face to face with him for the second time in her life, she’s stabbed and left for dead.

Only, she doesn’t quite 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 tenfold. But when Ana, a ghost from his past, corners him for what he did to her, she and her empty threats captivate 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.


Famine is book four in The Four Horsemen series by Laura Thalassa. I have been going back and forth with this one. I feel like Famine is my favorite out of the horsemen so far and Ana was probably my favorite of the female main characters but other than that the story was repetitive. And that’s something I’ve been struggling with throughout the series, unfortunately.

This book reminded me a whole lot of the first book, Pestilence. I don’t know if it’s just me but it felt like the same storyline only with different characters and slightly different occurances. It was pretty much just Famine and Ana going to different cities where Famine killed humans and where they both kept saving each other’s butts. It’s really too bad because the author could’ve used this book to do something a little different but eventually it started getting monotonous.

However, I did enjoy reading the slowburn romance between Ana and Famine. That was the only thing that felt a little different from the other books. I feel like they actually fell in love with each other and not rushed like I felt in the first book between Sara and Pestilence. This, at least, was a nice change of pace.

The next book is the final one and even though I didn’t quite love the third one that much I’m still looking forward to Death’s book. I’ve already read the premise of that one and it does sound a little promising so I hope I’ll enjoy it a little more than this one.



About the author:

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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5 responses to “Review: Famine by Laura Thalassa

    • The theme of the series is definitely repetition, which is too. One more book left so I’m not quitting now. At least I will have read them all and finished a series for once. Doesn’t happen too often. lol

  1. I’m glad you at least enjoyed the slowburn romance between the two main characters. This is a series I’ve been meaning to try, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. 😀

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