Blogmas Book Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin


GoodReads Summary:
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 (Serpent & Dove, #1)Review:
I’ve been thinking about this book for days, unsure of how to go about this review. I have so many thoughts that I’m not sure how to form them into a cohesive post. So, I’m just going to talk about my enjoyment. There were things wrong with this book, yes, but I still had fun reading it. There were things about the setting and the love interests that could have been done better, but despite that, I had a good time reading.
Lou was funny and sassy and I enjoyed every minute of her trying to give Reid a hard time. It was hilarious and I loved it.
Reid was straitlaced and a little annoyingly so, but once Lou got him to loosen up a bit, I could see his appeal.
I thought their feelings for one another were a tad insta-lovey, but I could get past it.
I also thought the author did a really great job with all of the little connections that were revealed at the end of this book. I was blown away at the big reveal of certain identities and I totally did not see them coming.
Overall, I don’t think this was a perfect book by any means, but I really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and their differences. I loved the fake married turning into real love. I enjoyed the heck out of this book, even if there were flaws.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.