Hi dear friends,
This is already day 13th in our #BestBooksof2018 daily challenge!
Today’s topic is one of my favorites: Fantasy/PNR!
I have read nearly 20% of fantasy PNR this year so choosing one winner was not really easy! I loved series like Throne of Glass, The Cruel Prince etc BUT there was really one book that was totally unexpected yet that worked extremely well.
My winner of the day is
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
First sign this book would be exceptional: my friend Raven from @eradingaddiction gave it a very good review. So far I’ve noticed that I loved all the books she has recommended.
Second sign: I was unable to put it down. Even when unexpected ARCs landed on my Kindle and I had a total of 7 days to read 4 ARCs did I not stop reading before reaching the end.
Third sign: it surprised me! I did not expect this happening in our modern world! I thought it would happen in Antiquity ( mind you the Four Horsemen are a belief from the Bible!).
Then I had no idea Laura Thalassa would make me like Pestilence and see all his character’s development whereas he still killed innocent people and kids. I should have hated him yet I didn’t!
This story is the perfect blend of action and character driven story!
I think the biggest asset of this book is how Laura gave life to Pestilence. She stayed true to his nature and purpose and yet made him grow and see past his preconceived notions about hateful humans.
The banter was also epic! Sara had sass and spunk. Together they created fireworks.
“Human, you’ve piqued my interest—a rare accomplishment. Don’t squander it.” “Squander it?” This guy. “You mean by refusing to talk to you?” That’s real cute. “I’ll tell you a rare accomplishment—pissing me off.” He guffaws. “You mean this hellcat nature of yours is atypical?” Bringing out all my stabby tendencies.”