Serpent&Dove by Shelby Mahurin

This book has been very hyped across social media and for all the right reasons.

The review might contain mild spoilers.

The Synopsis:

Two years prior, Louise le Blanc ran away from her coven and took shelter in Cesarine and she gave up her magic and started living off whatever she could steal. But Cesarine is a place where her kind is hunted, feared and burned. 

Reid Diggory has lived by the principle that no witch should live if he could help it, but fate has other plans for him after his paths cross with Lou and they are forced to marry. 

My Thoughts: 

What I liked about the book: Enemies-to-lovers, slow-burn romance, magic, hunting – what is there not to like? I love how the characters are developed and how they keep evolving and changing due to the circumstances. It was a bit difficult in the beginning to get into the book as it has a lot of French words in it (and I have never studied French) but Google helped and it was not that big of an issue. I thoroughly enjoyed Louise and how she can be both strong and vulnerable (she can definitely set an example for me), and I loved how much Reid changes as the book goes on. The plot twists at the end were everything and the book finishes off rather abruptly so I am glad I didn’t have to wait for book 2 (which I am still reading). 

What I didn’t like about the book: I am aware that it was necessary for the world-building and the authenticity of the setting but the misogyny and the witch hunting was definitely too much.

A quote: “Our lives reflect our hearts.”

My Rating: 5/5 stars and instantly added to my all-time favorites shelf.

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