[A quick note: I’m in love with how this photo turned out. Not only is this my favorite book cover in the series, but the greenery is a perfect match to Famine’s magic. The green foil is shimmery and beautiful.]
“𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞.” —Laura Thalassa
When Famine comes riding through Ana’s small Brazilian town, she’s shocked that he doesn’t recognize her. After all, she saved his life six years prior. When he tries to kill her, she takes matters into her own hands and goes after him. But the moment he remembers her, he claims her. Ana doesn’t want to be claimed, but she can’t help the attraction she feels towards the horseman, nor the past wounds they have in common.
Officially my SECOND favorite of this series. I devoured this one as quickly as the others. While I wasn’t absolutely smitten with Ana’s character initially, I really enjoyed the character development between her and Famine. I liked the deviation from the norm for Ana’s character, giving her a completely different past in a stark way. As a prostitute, Ana was hardened in a way the previous FMCs were not. I must say, I was NOT expecting that. I also felt that Famine was one of the more severe alpha-holes of the horsemen. He’s supposed to be the coldest of them. After having read all four, I believe it to be true. This made for a difficult task in conquering Famine.
This story was told a little differently than the others. It starts in present time, and several chapters in, we get a couple of flashback chapters that explain the past. I’m not sure if I preferred it this way, but I understand why it was done. The overall plot and story was different from the first two in many ways, and it’s the first time one of the horsemen have been deeply wounded by humanity far beyond what the others experienced.
The other thing I liked about this installment was the ending. While the first two endings were similar, this one took me by surprise. I loved that the author switched things up. Yay!!
I’m going to be really sad when I finish these books. I love that each of the four horsemen are noticeably different from each other, while still having many similarities. I’m enjoying these so much! 𝐌𝐘 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: 𝟒.𝟓/𝟓⭐️