I even had to take some time to process the book. It was delightful! First of all, I went into the book thinking that Famine would be the lamest character because it seems like the lamest apocalyptic scenario. I mean, if plants can't grow, just eat fish?? But nope!
If you thought the other two hated people, they don't have anything on Famine. He really was the uncaring, unseeing deity I mean; we just read a War where he knew they were connected and Famine literally spent a night before with Ana and deadass let her die because he didn't recognize her.. He was so much fun to read about! Definitely unpredictable. He actually seems the most human; he was very colloquial. His journey was a rollercoaster! Anytime you think it's going to be all right, BOOM Laura hits you with a plot twist. I thought she was a perfect lead, but I think I put Famine up there as well! Pestilence was literally the worst and was such a low bar to climb over, but I am glad that I kept reading this series!
Ana is, by far, my favorite leading woman! She's crass, easy to follow, and a delight to be around! The other two leads (admit it, you don't remember their names either) were pretty drab and ok to follow, but Laura pulled Ana out of a diamond. She is the only one who seems to really think her situation through, and she is a freaking badass! She is the only heroine to save herself multiple times ON TOP OF THAT SHE SAVES FAMINE NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. she is a work of art. ! I aspire to be Ana (except for her career). Her charisma, her attitude, her badassery it was all perfection. I also liked that she acknowledged her flaws, but in a way, that doesn't seem like she's depressed and constantly mulling over the knowledge of this. She embraces her flaws and makes them her strengths. I would read about Ana every day of the week! She STABBED death. enough said!
I liked Ana and Famine's chemistry the most because it was such a good slow burn! These two definitely grew to like each other instead of being fated together like the other two leads were. Did I mention that slow burn? Worth the wait! I loved their interactions with each other and how they push and tease each other! Like Famine growing plants to see how long it would annoy Ana was hilarious!. I was rooting for them!
I can't say much without spoiling it, but it was a page-turning fiasco that had me literally gasping and almost waking up the house! I know I mentioned it earlier, but DEATH finally makes an appearance, and he's a total jackass to Famine! He literally resurrected all the other boring women, but now he's stubborn about Ana??? I can not wait to see who he is paired up with! I still can't believe she STABBED him. I mean, it works with her character but still. Incredible.
Should you read it? Uh, why aren't you already? This book was made for my "Oh my Ham" category.