2018 • 382 pages


Average rating3.7


I can't even begin to put into words how beautiful of a story this was. It was horribly depressing, which of course was expected, but it was also so beautiful and sweet. Everything came together so wonderfully in the end.

I didn't expect to love Pestilence as much as I did, y'know considering the whole plague thing, but he truly was such a beautifully written character. I started to sympathise for him and his situation, he didn't truly want to kill people and he didn't like watching them die, but he thought he had no other choice other than carrying out his duty. He was also surprisingly romantic and I really enjoyed his devotion to Sara.

I also adored Sara, she was very brave in spite of her situation and held on strong. I especially loved when she started to humanise Pestilence, forcing him to see humanity as more than just their bad side. She had a hard time balancing her love for humanity and her love for Pestilence but she did eventually stay true to her beliefs.

I absolutely loved this book and I can't wait to delve into the rest in the series. I think Laura did wonderfully in making this world come to life.

January 22, 2023Report this review