Review – Serpent & Dove by: Shelby Mahurin

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.

Serpent & Dove is such a witchy delight. It’s a story that builds and builds until it dips into something there is no returning from.

It’s a perfect story of opposites attract and in this case enemies. Reid and Lou are forced together in a deadly commitment that neither wants. I loved watching their story together… witch hunter and witch locked in a terrible misfortune. They both have been brought up with such different morals however each learn from each other and I loved watching their quarrels.

I also loved the older “witch hunt” and medieval-times feel to the story. The world building is wonderfully done and it’s a fantastic start to I’m sure what will be an amazing series.

4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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