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Laura Thalassa

Autor(a) de Rhapsodic

43+ Works 5,775 Membros 187 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the name: Laura Thalassa

Séries

Obras de Laura Thalassa

Rhapsodic (2016) 1,118 cópias
Pestilence (2018) 979 cópias
War (2019) 511 cópias
A Strange Hymn (2017) 504 cópias
Famine (2020) 409 cópias
Dark Harmony (2018) 398 cópias
Death (2021) 388 cópias
Bewitched (2023) 227 cópias
The Queen of All That Dies (2015) 160 cópias
The Unearthly (2013) 139 cópias
The Vanishing Girl (2014) 121 cópias
The Queen of Traitors (2016) 74 cópias
The Queen of All That Lives (2016) 59 cópias

Associated Works

Nightingale: A Charity Anthology in Support of Ukraine (2022) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Devour — Contribuinte — 7 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Membros

Resenhas

A Captivating Tale of Love and Immortality

The captivating and exquisitely written book Death the final installment of The Four Horsemen series by Laura Thalassa delves into the depths of love, immortality, and the lengths one will go to in order to protect those they care about. The surprising and deeply nuanced character of Thanatos, often known as Death, lies at the center of Thalassa's captivating story.



Death ♦ Laura Thalassa

Opinion

Thalassa immerses us in a universe where death and immortality collide right away, and the mysterious character of Thanatos plays a key role in the drama that develops. The character of Death, who is surprisingly deep and multifaceted, is what makes this work unique. He shows up as a complex person/deity who struggles with both his responsibilities and the unexpected feelings that Lazarus Gaumond evokes in him, rather than being a clichéd depiction of Death.

Thanatos' emotional journey is a highlight of the work. Despite his immortality, Thalassa expertly navigates the complexities of his personal issues, making him a realistic and sympathetic character. His battle with the idea of abandoning his duty, particularly for someone as compelling as Lazarus Gaumond, provides a dimension of depth to the plot that keeps the reader engaged and emotionally invested.

The female protagonist, Lazarus Gaumond, is as engaging. Her character is not a helpless damsel in distress, but rather a powerful and independent woman who confronts Thanatos in surprising ways. The two characters‘ attraction is evident, and their blossoming relationship lends a dimension of drama and passion to the overall reading experience.

Thalassa’s poetry of Death is lush and lyrical, conjuring up vivid images of both the immortal and mortal existences. The pacing is fantastic, with twists and turns that keep the reader turning pages with bated breath. The author’s ability to mix strong action scenes with emotional depth adds to the narrative’s overall richness.

Conclusion

In the end, Death is a five-star series finale that flawlessly blends fantasy, romance, and the supernatural. Laura Thalassa has created a universe and characters that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. If you’re looking for a book that not only defies established stereotypes but also touches your heart, Death is a must-read.


This review was first published at The Art of Reading.
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RoXXieSiXX | outras 6 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
A Unique Take on the Apocalypse – 4 Stars

Laura Thalassa’s Pestilence is a novel and inventive addition to the post-apocalyptic romance genre. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but it provides an intriguing look at love developing in the midst of a cataclysmic event.



Pestilence ♦ Laura Thalassa

Opinion

You are captivated by Thalassa’s writing from the first page forward. Her evocative depictions of a world engulfed in death and disease make it simple to imagine the bleak surroundings. It is clear from the well-thought-out world-building that the author spent a great deal of time creating this gloomy, lonely setting.

The characters are deep and well-developed, particularly Sara, the main character. It’s fascinating to watch Sara’s transformation from a strong-willed survivor to someone who questions the very entity causing suffering in the world. Sara and Pestilence, who represents one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, have an unexpected but somehow seductive romantic tension.

Pestilence excels because it explores morality, atonement, and the idea that love may triumph even in the most dire situations. It’s thought-provoking and will cause you to reevaluate your personal definitions of right and wrong.

But there are issues with the book. The plot moves along at a somewhat erratic pace, with some sections dragging while others pick up speed. In addition, individuals looking for a lighthearted romance may find the plot to be too gloomy and sad.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Pestilence is a gripping and inventive story that blends romance and the end of the world, providing a novel perspective on the genre. Although Laura Thalassa’s writing and character development are excellent, not every reader will enjoy the story’s fast-paced and dark subjects. This novel is well worth reading if you’re up for an unusual love story in a gloomy setting.


I received an advance review copy for free from SOURCEBOOKS Bloom Books, through NetGalley, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This review was first published at The Art of Reading.
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RoXXieSiXX | outras 37 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
A Captivating Tale of Love Amidst Desolation – Famine by Laura Thalassa

The third book in Laura Thalassa’s compelling series about The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse, Famine, presents an original and captivating interpretation of the enemies-to-lovers cliché. In this bleak and forlorn land, where Famine wreaks havoc and misery, Thalassa deftly crafts a story of passion, survival, and a surprising bond.



Famine ♦ Laura Thalassa

Opinion

The intricate bond between Famine and Ana, two characters who perfectly capture the terrible reality of their post-apocalyptic world, is what makes this book so strong. Readers are kept on the edge of their seats by Thalassa’s deft handling of the delicate balance between their competing positions. Every exchange between Famine and Ana is emotionally fraught because of the enemies-to-lovers dynamic, which heightens the intensity and unpredictability of their interactions.

The unique quality of Famine is Thalassa’s ability to humanize a character that appears to be the epitome of destruction. Famine is portrayed as both vulnerable and menacing, but as the story progresses, it takes on a profoundly different meaning. Ana, who is just as captivating, shows herself to be a strong and tough heroine who challenges the horseman and their desolate surroundings.

The post-apocalyptic landscape is vividly and evocatively described by the author, drawing readers into a world of desperation and deprivation. Also, the world-building done by Thalassa is exquisite and eerie, providing a setting that deepens the protagonists‘ emotional journey.

The novel moves along at a good clip, with thrilling passages that hold the reader’s attention throughout. Famine and Ana’s connection builds gradually in a way that is both convincing and alluring, providing a rewarding slow burn that culminates in a stirring and moving finale.

Famine delves into somber subjects, yet in the end, it conveys a message of redemption and hope. Readers are left feeling satisfied and eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this gripping series by Thalassa’s deft handling of the thin line between hopelessness and resiliency.

Conclusion

In conclusion, readers who enjoy dystopian fiction and paranormal romance should not miss Laura Thalassa’s Famine. This novel stands out in the genre because of the author’s ability to combine a distinctive love tale with the harsh reality of a post-apocalyptic society. The witty arguments and sarcastic verbal slug fest was very entertaining.


I received an advance review copy for free by Bloom Books through NetGalley, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This review was first published at The Art of Reading.
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RoXXieSiXX | outras 10 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |

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Obras
43
Also by
2
Membros
5,775
Popularidade
#4,268
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
187
ISBNs
80
Idiomas
6

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