Book Review Of “Serpent & Dove” By Shelby Mahurin @HarperTeen

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all. 

Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I give this book 3 out of 5 Stars.

This was a very unique read, and the world building was insanely beautiful. I knew the love match was coming a mile away, so in that sense this book was fairly predictable, but still very much enjoyable.

Loved Lou, she was my favorite character, and I love that she made others love her too.

I did however find myself getting bored and losing focus and feel like maybe the book could have been about 100 pages shorter, and it wouldn’t feel so drawn out. But then again Fantasy books tend to run a little long, because they are very detail heavy. Otherwise, it was a great read, with a beautiful love conquers all (or does it) message. It was a highly anticipated read for me, and I was not let down.

“Wicked are the ways of women — and especially a witch” 

Shelby Mahurin

This book is out Sept. 3rd. I’ll include the Goodreads Link Below.

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