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The Fourth Whore

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Kenzi Brooks watched The Scribble Man collect her brothers soul after a hit and run when she was seven. He gave her a present that daya lucky rabbits foot. Sixteen years later, she no longer believes in The Scribble Man, she believes in survival and does what she has to in the slums of Detroit. When thugs kill her mother and beat Kenzi to near death, she accidentally ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published March 25th 2020 by Raw Dog Screaming Press
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Kimberly
Honestly, this one just wasn't for me.
Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
*cracks knuckles*

Okay, first things first.
Thank you Erin and Raw Dog Screaming Press for accommodating our Night Worms Book Party for this debut release. We strongly believe in supporting indie horror and especially, Women in Indie Horror.

Business aside, let's dive in. *deep breath*
There is a lot going on in this book. It's just over 300 pages but so help me, it reads like so much more. To be honest, it was a bit rich for my taste. I don't love the feeling of having to work hard for reading
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Cassie Lola (holo.reader)
Have you ever picked up a book without knowing too much about it, only to discover that it was exactly what you were looking for? THE FOURTH WHORE is that for me right now, and I want to thank the Night Worms organizers for hosting another super great #NightWormsBookParty, as well as Raw Dog Screaming Press & Erin Al-Mehairi for providing a review copy to our entire Night Worms review team this month - right before the book's official launch!

I didn't know much about this book going into it,
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Janelle | She Reads with Cats
Thank you so much Erin Al-Mehairi and Raw Dog Screaming Press for my free copy.

THE FOURTH WHORE by EV Knight is an ambitious debut with vivid prose and intriguing characters. Not only is this story a mix of the horror and fantasy genres, its also heavy on feminism, revenge, mythology, theology, occultism, sex, and violence. It had my attention right out of the gate! Its in your face shocking in a few scenes, so be warned of graphic content.

I love to read retellings, biblical or otherwise, so
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Well Read Beard
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books
4.5 stars

A sprawling tale. Mythological, historical, biblical - all of it. 220 pages felt like 500 in the best way. The story was broad and epic.

I love horror fiction that pulls interesting bits of history into the story. This one pulled from many different outside influences and wrapped them all in a pretty narrative.
Biblical - Genesis
Mythological - Lilith
Historical - Salem witch trials
Current Events - American economics, poverty and crime in Detroit, current political climate, women's
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Kami's  Korner
This party has ended and I am sad. A huge Thank you to Erin and Raw Dog Screaming Press for a FREE copy of The Fourth Whore by EV Knight in exchange for my honest review with my Night Worms Review Team!
Raw Dog Screaming Press knows how to pick 'em! Hard Hitting Woman in Indie Horror that rarely disappoint! EV Knight is one to reckon with. From what I hear this is her debut novel and Holy Horrors this is one to remember or not soon forget?!
I don't consider myself conservative until I get into a
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The Book Dad
THE FOURTH WHORE by Ev Knight is a graphic tale of the biblical apocalypse covered in grit and grunge. This is not your Sunday school story!

"...She was writing a book--her autobiography. Perhaps she was rewriting her own past and a new destiny."

Recently, I finished reading THE FOURTH WHORE by Ev Knight and if I had to describe this book with one word it would be GRITTY. This was definitely not a novel that I would normally pick up at my local bookstore but I'm glad I read it all the same. This
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Mindi
Mar 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book party this month for the Night Worms blog group, and unfortunately, this one just wasn't really my cup of tea.

Knight has a very interesting concept, but the execution is a bit all over the place. There are a lot of characters in this book, and keeping track of them, especially while the majority of them can pop in and out of places at will, kind of made my head spin. The same is true for the story. With all of the players and the level of detail in this book, I was often
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Suz Jay
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
She had a thing for mythology and liked to think of herself as a living Pandoras box. Men filled her with the evils hiding inside her, evils she would release on the world....It was only fair that they reap what they sowed. Pandora was simply going to help them harvest.*

Since her little brothers death, Kenzi has found comfort in cutting herself with the claws of a rabbits foot. Shes not sure if the talismans previous owner, who she calls The Scribble Man due to the marks on his skin, is real or
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Sara Tantlinger
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of this book and blurbing it -- E.V. Knight's powerful debut novel offers up a poignant story of revenge through a strong feminist lens. Within, we dive into horror that does not shy away from taking its readers on a twisted journey into darkness. Knight pulls from myth, religion, history, and current times of upheaval to craft an important story that will stick with you. I cannot wait to see what this author does next!
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Well, I went into this book not knowing what to expect but I wasn't expecting THAT! I'm torn between really loving the entirety of it all and confused on exactly what I read. Equal parts historical, biblical and mythological, this read is quite the doozy. Be warned that there are some graphic sexual and violent scenes. While these never seem to bother me, they may bother your sensitivities.

I love Lilith being a central character. THE goddess/demonness who is hell bent on getting her revenge. Is
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Keely
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well now this was an unexpected and intense ride!
The Fourth Whore follows three individuals: Lilith, Kenzi and Sariel. Kenzis brother was killed while they were crossing the street when she was child. She should have died and yet, she was spared. As a result, Sariel, also known as Death, has been with her, looking out for her if you will, her whole life. In the immediate aftermath of the accident that kills Kenzis brother, Sariel and his carrion companion Enoch leave Kenzi with a lucky rabbits
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Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
You ever finish a book and think, "what in the world did I just read?!"

That's how I feel about The Fourth Whore.
This book was a dark fantasy mixed with horror and smut elements, but honestly it didn't go far enough in any direction to fit just a single genre.

There's a lot going on and so many characters I had to keep notes. Luckily, I was familiar with the biblical story of Lilith and some of the other characters so I had an understanding right away. If you're not familiar you will want to look
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Yolanda Sfetsos
This is another book I was lucky to receive before the release date thanks to Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and Raw Dog Screaming Press.

Kenzi Brooks lives a hard life in Detroit. She lost her brother when she was a little girl, her father left shortly after, and her mother's an addict. Life is tough and she's barely surviving, but getting caught in the middle of an ancient fight between Death, God and Lilith will definitely make everything worse.

Lilith won't submit to anyone and she's got revenge on
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Ashley (bookishmommy)
Thank you, Erin and RDS Press for sending this book for a #nightwormsbookparty

This book is guaranteed to shock you. From the title The Fourth Whore to the contents - violence, sex, drugs, you're bound to have your jaw drop at least once. I think the subtitle of this book should be FUCK THE PATRIARCHY. While I dont mind biblical references and themes, I just found it to be a lot although the overlying feminist aspect piqued my interest.

Told from multiple perspectives, the story got a bit muddled
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Kallie (pageandparlor) Lou Weisgarber
Thank you to Erin Al-Mehairi, Raw Dog Screaming Press and Night Worms for my copy of this book. We read it for a Night Worms Book Party.

THE FOURTH WHORE is a doozy. This biblical book follows Kenzi, Sariel and Enoch, and Lilith. Lilith is bent on revenge, she gives a new meaning to the phrase hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Sariel and Enoch just want to keep Kenzi safe. Kenzi just wants to get by. The question you keep asking yourself as you read this book is: Is Kenzi strong enough to
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Marcy Reads on IG
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
How to explain my feeling towards this book...


It was weird, bizarre, and cringe-y and yet somehow amazing. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, the first couple of chapters were super confusing, but soon enough everything started flowing together nicely. I loved the biblical format of the book and the twists EV Knight inserted into one of the most popular stories ever written. I definitely got some SANDMAN vibes throughout, so if thats a graphic novel you enjoyed then I would highly
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Alex findingmontauk1
"Forget the Four Horsemen, Lilith is assembling the Four Whores."

E.V. Knight knows how to write! The language is gorgeous, evocative, and the character development brought on are quite impressive. Who needs the Four HorseMEN when you can have equally, if not more, kick ass women leading the charge?! It felt like I was reading an episode of Supernatural in a sense - especially when they took to the religious side of their show's plotline. I had a lot of fun with this one - as the title MIGHT
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Matt (TeamRedmon)
Lilith, a succubus, is out for revenge. She's Adam's, yeah THAT Adam, first wife and she was kicked out of Eden for refusing to submit to Adam. So she's mad, and probably, justifiably so. Lilith is building an army and gathering the Four Whores of the Apocalypse. That's not whores the pejorative; they own the title and use sex as a weapon to achieve their ends. The story flips between Lilith as she gathers the whores, and we learn her story and motivations and Kenzie, a down on her luck girl in ...more
Brennan LaFaro
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I went into this book not really having any idea what to expect. Truth be told, this is how I generally enter into my stories these days, synopsis be damned. A lot of times even without the back cover, you can nail down what genre a story might fit into, what tropes await, and where you anticipate the story may go because of all the aforementioned bits. The Fourth Whore doesn't really work that way.
At it's heart, this is the story of Kenzi Brooks, a young woman who had a rough go of it and is
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Zakk Madness
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5/ 5 rounded up**

When a downtrodden young woman is forced to fight... Wait, no, what happens when an eternal collector fails... uh, one more time. When one of the original souls is cast out of eden...

You know what? I dont really know how to start this. How about this, The Fourth Whore by EV Knight, from Raw Dog Screaming Press is a raucous debut and a bit of a riot to your cerebrum. A flathead screwdriver to the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus... wink. Its a book that will
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John Lynch
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Fourth Whore by E.V. Knight is one hell of a blast from beginning to end.

Kenzie has unknowingly unleashed Lilith while being beaten within an inch of her life. Lilith is hellbent in bringing about the apocalypse and Kenzi must either work beside her, or work with the scribble man to stop her.

This book is quite unlike anything Ive ever read. If youre unfamiliar, the fourth whore is a play on the four horsemen. Lilith is gathering her whores and she will not be denied. It reads like a mesh
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The Horror Hypothesis
Big thanks to Erin, Raw Dog Press, and Night Worms for sending me a copy of E.V. Knights, THE FOURTH WHORE. This book reminded me so much of the DARKSIDERS video game series because it takes on classical biblical archetypes and spins them in new and interesting ways. If youve ever wanted to consume the four horsemen of the apocalypse mythos through a feminist lens - this book is for you. Badass women. Sex. Gore. Lots of sex and gore.

I love when writers flip classic stories against the grains of
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Alex  Gray (gray__pages__616)
Thanks so much to Raw Dog Screaming Press for providing me with an ARC for review.

When I read the synopsis of THE FOURTH WHORE, I was very interested because it sounded unlike anything Ive ever read. Ive been looking to branch out of my comfort zone and this sounded like a great way to do that. Unfortunately, it was not the book for me.

This is a retelling of the biblical Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. Instead of the Four Horsemen, its Liliths Four Whores. I will say, this story is a batshit
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