Legacy (The Four Horsemen, #1) I was conflicted about how to review Legacy. I enjoyed it, I liked the characters, I found the plot interesting enough, but it did take me 18 days to read. If I was really enjoying it 133 pages should have taken me so much less than that. I don't understand why it took me slow long to read this.
The sheer concept of The Four Horsemen was intriguing the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse Death, War, Pestilence and Famine living in the modern world trying to save the world and not end it. There is a fifth horseman, Verity, she is truth, power to them. There is an intoxicating pull between Verity and all four horsemen. I did like their characters, I sat on the train trying to figure out who was who before they were introduced and how their powers worked. Death is a sweetie, not all what I expected, we had very little to do with War but his power was intoxicating, there is a side to him we haven't seen yet. Pestilence is odd, he did explain himself but he's a computer hacker for the most part. But my fave is easily Famine, Joss is a charmer, it's part of his whole thing. I hope we see Portia again she is a powerful woman who while technically in opposition to the Horsemen is a woman happy to live in a polyandry the series endgame. She could be useful for Verity. She's also funny and brilliant.
Bound (The Four Horsemen, #2) Bound picks up almost exactly where Legacy ended the morning after Ewan reveals Vee's secret and past to her. There is little to no explanation of who people are, where they fit into their world and settings. It is a true serial, don't attempt to read one without reading book one first.
Throughout the story we get to spend some time with Xander, getting to know him both as Xander and as War. And learn that all four horsemen are two-sided coins. All of them can be the biblical big bad and the cuties that Vee and the reader have enjoyed the company of so far. What I will say is that if you enjoyed Legacy, Bound follows in its footsteps the series is consistent. The writing is amusing the characters multidimensional and the plot pleasantly distracting. (Hunted continues this trend). Given I took 18 days to read Legacy I read this in 18 hours I love this series so much, I love the men, I love Verity and I love the support characters.
One criticism of note there should perhaps be a trigger warning for sexual assault. It's a complicated situation there is no penetration but it's a close run thing and a betrayal of trust it alters a relationship in a pretty serious way.
Hunted (The Four Horsemen, #3) I am still really enjoying The Four Horsemen. In Hunted there feels like there has been a ramp-up in the pace. Both in the surrounding plot and the intimacy between Vee and the Pony Boys. Their powers are intriguing Vee's powers especially. Though there is still a feeling of more questions than answers. The demonstration of powers, like Heaths death power are valuable. I can feel the value of some of the demonstrations now, having to do these things now in preparation for the coming final battle. Like the minor fights before a boss battle in a video game. Knowing that physical intimacy is important, that Vee is driven to it. All knowledge needed for their strength.
And thank you L.J. for giving us what we wanted... Xander, Vee, a challenge and a hotel room. Joss quipping away was welcome. FYI the subsequent book Guardians takes up seconds after the conclusion of Hunted.
I have decided this is a fantastic fast read tune out series. Each section is only 170ish pages (try to get them on sale or Kindle Unlimited otherwise it's not the most economical series). The book breaks are on exactly the right place to invite and encourage you to keep reading. The writing is funny, the characters adorable and endearing and the plot the right kind of crazy. The Four Horsemen series is never going to win any literary awards but it will win hearts.