Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today I wanted to review a book that I just finished reading, and it gave me one of the biggest book hangovers I have had. Serpent & Dove is the debut novel of Shelby Mahurin, and it was amazing!
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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.”
Louise is a witch with an attitude, and is not afraid to let people know what she really thinks about them. Reid is a no-nonsense Chasseur, who doesn’t think about anything but following the rules. When these two are thrown together in marriage, it is one huge ride and you wonder how they are going to get along with each other. Will they be able to get along or will Lou’s secret come out?
Shelby makes the reader become part of the story, and you go on a journey with both these characters. The story is told from both of their points of view, which gives you detail into what Lou and Reid are thinking as their journey progresses. I loved Lou’s character, and Reid started off as a butt butt, but I will have to admit he grew on me as the story progressed. You will be enchanted from the first page, and will stay up late just to see how it all ends. You get to see the characters progress which I loved, and I can’t wait for the second book to come out!
Go on a magical journey where opposites either attract or are doomed my dears!