Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1) by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)

This is a previously published edition of ISBN 9780062878021. An alternate cover edition can be found here.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:...


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TitleSerpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)
Author
Release DateSep 3rd, 2019
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Rating

Reviews Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)

  • Emily May
    2019-10-30
    “Now move, or I swear to God, I will strip naked right here and dance the bourree!”I thrust my hands on my hips and looked at him expectantly.He didn’t even glance at the people around us. […]Instead, he kept his eyes trained on mine, a slow smirk spreading across his face.“Do it.” Don't judge me! I can feel your judgement! I know, I know, I liked a YA fantasy, not even in spite of the romance but because of it. What is the world comi...
  • Regan
    2019-09-29
    sooooo much fun!
  • ✨ A ✨
    2019-04-19
    Few things compare to that feeling you get after finishing a book that lived up to your expectations. Ever since I read the blurb of this book I knew I was going to love this and I WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED.It had everything I adore:• addictive; easy writing • enemies-to-lovers • marriage of convenience • witch/witch hunter romance • slow burn• intricate magical system • heart warming female friendship • morally grey characters • inn...
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    2019-12-04
    "It doesn’t end in death. It ends in hope." Let me tell you about my favourite NA fantasy book of 2019. _______________ A Story About A Witch Getting Hitched But Much More. Serpent and Dove stole my heart in so many ways and all I want to do is go back and read it all over again. This lush tale full of magic and intrigue is wildly imaginative but soft at the same time and if you're a fan of romance + fantasy, I highly recommend trying this! ...
  • Emma Giordano
    2019-05-04
    4.5 Stars! Such a beautifully rich fantasy debut. I was so pleasantly surprised to find how attached I became to the characters and overall story. This is not a book you are going to want to miss!Full review to come. I received a copy of this book from Harper Teen in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
  • Cindy Pham
    2020-01-14
    This is one of the most ridiculous books I've read this year and it's only January. It has such an absurd setup for the plot, clumsy characterization, and the humor lands very poorly (I cringed every time the main character would loudly sing "Big Titty Liddy"). I did like the 1 sex scene though.
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    2019-09-10
    I wasn’t attending to the star giving auctions for too long but finally I FOUND A… ( oh no I couldn’t find an adjective to express my feelings about this book. Fantastic! No! Too weak! Extraordinary! No! Not emphasizing my emotions enough! Okay let’s get over this auction as I resume my brain storming to find the right words!)One zillion stars… Did I hear three zillion! What the hell! Five gazillion! What! One jillion, one jillion! Okay...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    2019-10-09
    2.5*? Undecided.
  • jessica
    2019-09-07
    for the first time ever, i picked up a book without knowing anything about it. i didnt read the synopsis, not the back cover, nothing. and i have no idea if thats why im rating this so highly - because everything was such an exciting surprise - or what, but wow. this had me hooked!the first thing that i noticed right away was the writing. my gosh, this does not read like a debut novel. this feels as if its written by a seasoned fantasy author. it...
  • Cardan Greenbriar
    2019-09-09
    DOES THE SERPENT CHASE THE DOVE?OR DOES THE DOVE CHASE THE SERPENT?BOTH!BUT! I WILL CHASE YOU ON MY FLYING BROOM IF YOU DON'T GIVE THIS ONE A TRYTHIS BOOK FUCKING CURED MY NINA AND MATTHIAS DEFICIENCYIT'S LIKE -- A MARRIAGE BETWEEN MANORIAN AND NITTHIASMINAAEMIC PATIENTS WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!WITCH BLOOD DESCENDENTS WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? DO NOT DISGRACE YOUR ANCESTORS!!!insert Ellie Goulding quoteOH AND PLEASE TA...
  • Irina
    2019-11-09
    this is definetly one of the best books that i've read this year
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    2019-03-19
    Holy Fuck. *deceased*. Full review to come.
  • Warda
    2019-11-09
    A perfectly, adequate YA fantasy story about witches and witch hunters that left me feeling lukewarm. I went in with low expectations and came out of it not completely blown away by the story, which I expected. It was enjoyable, adorable, had its hilarious moments and the pacing was great. I got out of it what I wanted. Even though the story lacked for me when it came to the world building and character development, I feel like the groundwork has...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-09-27
    September Fairyloot Unboxing! As usual, click on the GOODIES LINK under the pic to see the Goodies! THE GOODIES LINKShe said, "You broke my ass bone!" I can’t Sorry y’all everything is funny and good at the moment! I passed my cancer check up today!! 10/14/19Mel September Fairyloot Unboxing! As usual, click on the GOODIES LINK under the pic to see the Goodies! THE GOODIES LINKShe said, "You broke my ass bone!" I can’t 🤣😂Sorry y’a...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2019-11-03
    the people who dislike this book are wrong, and that's just facts.(i'm kidding--i love u and your reading tastes very much. muah.)I'll preface this review by saying I typically don't enjoy books about witchcraft, so I was nervous going into this one. For me, books about magic walk a fine line of being too silly, which really takes me out of the world and makes it seem more childish instead of its intended intensity. But this book, its writing, an...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2019-09-30
    "A witch and a witch hunter bound in holy matrimony. There was only one way such a story could end-a stake and a match."I don't know about you, but I find it is a rare day that the hype beast lives up to it's nature, and what a glorious feeling it is when a book lives up to the promises doled out by publishers and early reviewers alike. Serpent & Dove deserves every bit of praise that has been heaped upon it's name, and it will be a most excrucia...
  • Helena of Eretz ✰
    2019-09-10
    WOWWW!!! This was amazing! What a stunning début! I did NOT think, going into this, that it would be earning itself a place on my favourites shelf! If uni hadn't been such a hindrance (lol whyyy), I'd have absolutely torn through this in one sitting! If this is what Shelby Mahurin has to offer, I'm excited for what's to come in the future!This was an enemies-to-lovers romance, reminiscent of Matthias and Nina from Six of Crows (aka my OTP of the...
  • Zainab
    2019-09-09
    My dudes, this book was....something.Okay so the only time I actually like romance in a book is if it starts off with hate. Dude I love hate. So obviously I was very excited for this book and it did not disappoint- well at least the first 300 pages didn't.The thing is, I really liked Reid at first because I thought he was chivalrous and all but there's a difference between chivalry and being a dumbass and our beloved Reid is a cringey dumbass.The...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
    2019-10-17
    3.5 StarsI picked this up because I saw it being touted in some places around GR and booktube as a "racy" YA romance that was (perhaps) edgy enough for some people to feel it should have been classified more as New Adult a la ACOTAR. And because I had a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a hole in my pocket. So I picked up this and Ninth House. And perhaps a couple other things. It also felt very season appropriate to read about witches and buy b...
  • arini ★彡
    2019-09-03
    #1 serpent & dove #2 blood & honey (tbr) ahh i love this book so freaking much!! and i've been walking on air since i finished it. this is an impressive debut novel that doesnt feel like one at all bcs of how outstanding the author’s writing craftsmanship is. im not good with summarizing, but basically this book is about two sworn enemies who, after a stunt gone wrong, are forced into a matrimony. however, there’s more to this book than just ...
  • Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    2019-09-29
    I DARE ANYONE TO NOT LOVE THIS BOOK! Being stubborn as I am, I was hesitant about letting myself love this book because I saw how much others loved it (I am stupid like that!). So when I started I was hard at work trying to find flaws with it. And sure, I did find one or two, but soon they fled my mind completely - I was just swept up in this story! This is the first time since I was a teenager that I have stayed up waaaay past midnight because I...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2019-09-10
    Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from you, (...) Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Story “For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: A sacrificial altar, A ritual knifeAnd a wicked scar.” That was the description I read when I first saw this book on Goodreads and boooooooy I was so hooked. And then when it reappeared on my dashboard there was another thing that caught my interest....
  • Lucy Langford
    2019-09-29
    I LOVED THIS!!! All the stars for this witchy goodness!!! A witch and a witch hunter bound in holy matrimony. There was only one way such a story could end- a stake and a match.The war between the witches and the church is ancient and ongoing. Louise is a witch who has runaway from her coven and takes cover in the city of Cesarine. She made the decision to forsake all magic and live off whatever she could steal. In the city of Cesarine it is dan...
  • Hamad
    2019-10-20
    This Review Blog Twitter Instagram “Wicked are the ways of women—and especially a witch. Their guile knows no bounds.” I have been very picky lately with YA series and I am just trying to finish the series I already started and not starting anything new! I am doing this to focus on adult fantasy series which I have been into lately. I can’t deny that I am a very curious person and when one book receives as much hype as this one di...
  • ♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡ (semi-hiatus)
    2019-10-10
    5 / 5 starsHey, Shelby Mahurin. I think you made a great mistake. In the book, it stated that Lou is a criminal, right? But nah, I don’t think she is. Because the true criminal is YOU! YOU YOU YOU YOU and ONLY YOU! You are accused of killing me and other readers who’re in love with this book. How can I live without having book 2 to read after finishing this? I have to wait for 324 DAYS FROM NOW to read Blood & Honey. it’s almost one year an...
  • 🌻darmera🌻
    2019-09-22
    Like a 3.5, with a bit of generosity on my part - if nothing else the romance wasn't entirely cringeworthy, which is a win for a ya fantasy in my book
  • megs_bookrack
    2019-11-22
    Louise Le Blanc is an independent young witch who knows a few things about the world. For example, witches are good and the Chasseurs are bad. Good versus evil. There's no in between.But when her own mother tries to kill her, she is forced to flee her coven and the world suddenly seems a more complicated place. Maybe everything isn't so black and white?Reid Diggory has lived a very different life than Lou. As a Chasseur he abides by the creed 'Th...
  • Jordan
    2018-05-02
    I was lucky enough to read SERPENT & DOVE before publication, and it quickly became one of my favorite books of all time. If you're a fan of Sarah J Maas' mature themes, then this is a MUST-READ. Below I've jotted some other reasons to pick this up. Don't mind my scrambled brain. Also, PICK THIS BOOK UP. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. Things SERPENT & DOVE has that I never knew I needed until the second I did (in random order... because I said so):1. Fo...