Review: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

Title: Eternal Rider

Author: Larissa Ione

Publisher: Forever

Published: August 9, 2022

Pages: 416

Format: ARC- thanks Forever & Orbit!

Goodreads Blurb

“A dark, sexy romance from New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione for readers of Katee Robert, Laura Thalassa, and Scarlett St. Claire: she’s his only hope to stop the Apocalypse—but is he willing to pay the price?

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls, too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t—or won’t—understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both his safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet.

For staving off eternal darkness requires a staggering cost: Cara’s life.

Previously released as Eternal Rider.”

My Review

Eternal Rider is a book that focuses on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This was such an interesting idea that worked! I buddy read this with Julie and we both enjoyed reading this one.

This is the start of a series about the Four Horsemen- Ares (War), Limos (Famine), Thanatos (Death), and Reseph (Pestilence). This book is focused mostly on the romance between Ares and Cara. I have to say, I was so skeptical of how this was going to work as a romance! I think that Ione pulled it off. Cara and Ares are from different worlds but end up thrown together. Cara is struggling in her human world after some tragic events in her past. She’s got a touch of something when it comes to animals but she’s got some trauma associated with that. In this book, Pestilence is on the rampage and they are all trying to work together to keep him from breaking anyone else’s seal and starting the Apocalypse.

The world-building was extremely fascinating and so were many of the characters. I enjoyed what all the main horsemen brought to the table. I think that Ares and Cara had a lot of character growth throughout their journey together. Not to mention that this book is SPICY! There are a lot of spicy moments in this one. If you are into that then I think you will love this one. What I did enjoy was the fascinating plot going on too.

Now, I’m going to talk about some of the things that I didn’t love. First, I want to talk about how predictable this one was! Most romances are but this one was a bit too predictable and I was able to figure things out far in advance. There is a point in the book that can be a huge trigger warning: sexual assault. Julie and I both agreed that it was intense and went a bit too far. It pushed a boundary that I was not comfortable with. Lastly, there are many of characters in this one. Since it’s the first book in the series, it is always a learning curve with names. This book had so many that I had trouble keeping them straight sometimes.

Overall, I did like this and found it very fascinating. There are some sneak peeks into who is next and I was so into Limos’s story. I wanted to know so much more once I was teased about it! There are a lot of things to like about this book. Just go in knowing that there is a lot of spice and some triggering things. I am really excited about the next book in the series!

Many thanks to Forever and Orbit for providing an ARC to review!

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