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Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Hey all, Dani here.

It is a lovely fall day here. Finally. Damian and I decided to spend our evening going to the local drive-in movie theater. Tonight is their final night of operation for the year, and the weather is perfect. But, before the movies, let’s talk books, specifically the latest one that I’ve finished reading.

Let’s get started.

Serpent &Dove


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.

My Thoughts

Review: 4.5 stars

This one started a bit slow for me. It was like it spent the first 150 pages setting up the characters and the world. Thankfully it was done in a manner that was interesting enough for me to keep reading. Otherwise it would have been a very disappointing DNF. This was a very anticipated release for me as soon as I learned about it.

Thankfully after that beginning things really started to pick up in pace and intensity. We learned a lot more about the characters, saw them interact with each other and with others more, and more intrigue and mystery came into play.

I figured out parts of revelations and plot twists about 75ish pages before they happened, but there were elements to the revelations that I didn’t figure out, so they were still a pleasant aspect of the story.

So much happened in this story, and with some of the events towards the very end, I am definitely excited to read the next book.

Where to Get a Copy

You can get your own copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a–million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also check with your local library.

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