serpent & dove review.

Our lives reflect our hearts.

Excerpt from the book summary:

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. 

There are some things that can’t be changed with words. Some things have to be seen. They have to be felt.

Serpent & Dove is a great fit for anyone wanting to dive into the Young Adult world of fantasy. One of the most important things for me when reading is whether I am able to connect with the characters. Shelby Mahurin did a fantastic job in that regard. I felt their joy and their inner turmoil and by the end I held feelings for these precious characters.

There is a second book, Blood & Honey, which is out already and I believe a third book is in the works. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series once I get through some of my TBR pile.

I was no one’s sacrifice. Not then. Not now. Not ever.

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