Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Riders #1
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology
Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year- old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.
Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?
AJ says: I would like to thank Tor Teens and Veronica Rossi PH for making #RidersPHBlogTour possible.
Honestly speaking this is actually my first book of Veronica Rossi and I really don’t know what to expect about this one aside from what’s written on goodreads.
Riders started with its MC character, Gideon being interrogated by the government official. And that being said, the story is basically happening between flashbacks from the past and what is in the interrogation room. Which is a con to me because personally doesn’t enjoy being tossed back and forth and that is what happened to this kind of format.
This book is a quick read you could finish it in one sitting, but also slow paced. In fact, I wasn’t that hooked until I passed the middle part because that’s where all the action really happened or should I say that, it is where Rossi already had the stage ready.
But the premise and the plot are good and so as its characters, their all charming in their own ways. I also like that even though, there is a mention of romance on the synopsis it is almost nonexistent, which is good because if they go mushy at this moment it would feel forced.
AJ’s rating: This book got me thinking of a crossover of I Am Number Four Series and Supernatural. I’m giving this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.