Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin | Serpent and Dove

A disappointing sequel to a book that I highly appreciated. While Serpent & Dove was entertaining and interesting, I felt very underwhelmed by Blood & Honey.

The review might contain spoilers.

The Synopsis:

Lou and her friends are on the run after coming close to death. They are fugitives from the church, the coven and the kingdom. 

They are in a desperate need of allies, but those come at a price. So they must take on separate quests and build their new alliances. Morgane’s tricks are unending and tries to ruin the relationship between Lou and Reid. How will this all end? 

My Thoughts: 

As I mentioned, this book was very underwhelming and a sequel that could have been more. I found the action to be unevenly paced.

What I liked about the book: There was enough of the dynamics between the characters we met with for me to keep reading. I liked that we got to learn more about Coco and the friendship that she shares with Lou. It was also interesting to read about Helene and her history and how it ties to Reid. Reid’s background could have been better played out and I think that if certain dynamics related to Reid are gone in depth to, it will be a lot more interesting. The most interesting parts of the book for me, related to Coco.

I did like some of the more intense scenes, I am not going to lie.

What I didn’t like about the book: I think that Lou acted very out-of-character compared to who she was in Serpent&Dove. The interactions between her and her mother were big, big yikes.

My rating: 3/5 stars

A quote:  “I’d lied when I’d said I’d made my choice.
In truth, there’d been no choice at all. There never had been.
I loved her.
And if I had to run, hide, and fight for that love, I would. For the rest of my life, I would.”

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Serpent&Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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