WARNING: May contain spoilers!
Just by reading the title, Pestilence, I was very intrigued, but read (The Four Horsemen #1) part, and I was a little skeptical. You see I am not a fan of scary stories and the only thing I knew of the horsemen is that they came with the apocalypse because there are a lot of TV shows, books and movies that mention them. But here is what I’ve learned from my small research.
- The four horsemen come from the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ by John of Patmos. Basically from the Bible, the last book of the New Testament.
- They come to earth when Jesus opens four seals of the seven God’s holding on his right hand and from them appear the four horsemen.
- They ride on white, red, black, and pale horses.
- They symbolized Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.
- The apocalypse will take time, it wont happen in like a month, more like years.
So I read the book in two weeks and oh how I hated the times I couldn’t keep reading it thanks to my responsibilities. You know how there are people who read and get sleepy, I’m the opposite. Getting swept away in the story and realizing you have to wake up in two hours is something I have to get used to. Never in a million years did my 8 year old self would think that I would love reading the way I do now. I used to hate to read like…uff they would have to pay me to finish any book, but that’s another story for another post.
Okay so back to Pestilence, the book this post is supposed to be about.
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I liked this book so much, because its the type of genres I gravitated towards, science fiction, fantasy, romance and a little bit of action. The main character, Pestilence, at first you start hating him, but through out the story you see that he is more troubled and doesn’t understand what Sara Burns, protagonist, is fighting him for. Thought the story he learns and sees that humans aren’t bad because she shows him compassion, kindness, love. I think it’s a beautiful story, it shows that there is still something worth fighting for. What I love is that Sara Burns, is not weak and she fights for what she thinks is right even if no one is on her side.
I recommend this book, if you love apocalyptic/dystopian stories packed with action, love and fiction, this is the book you need to read. Like right now. It’s amazing different and worth reading. It contains sexual scenes, but there aren’t a lot of them. It is for young adults and not for children.
Here are some details and descriptions of the book:
“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.
When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.
Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.
Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.
And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.”
You can find this book in Amazon, and other book stores.
- Quotes I loved from the book:
“Were you born with all your organs intact?” he responds.
I can’t see his face, so I have no way of knowing where he’s going with this question.
“Yes …” I say cautiously.
“Good,” he responds, “then I expect you to use the one beneath your skull.”
Damn. That insult burned a little.”
“I came to conquer this land and its people, but instead, one of its people conquered me.”
“I am Pestilence the Conqueror, the first of the Four Horsemen come to claim your world. I am eternal, and my task, unwavering. I do not require anything to sustain me.”
“you can force me stay with you, but you can’t make me want to be with you.” ― Pestilence
Dr. David Jeremiah. (2018, February 22). What are the four horsemen of the apocalypse? Retrieved September 29, 2018, from https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/end-times/what-are-the-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse.html
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