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Serpent & Dove

By Shelby Mahurin
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin digital book - Fable

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New York Times Bestseller * Indiebound Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * B&N's YA Book Club Pick

"A brilliant debut, full of everything I love: a sparkling and fully realized heroine, an intricate and deadly system of magic, and a searing romance that kept me reading long into the night. Serpent & Dove is an absolute gem of a book." —Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy trilogy, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.

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.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.

Don't miss Gods & Monsters, the spellbinding conclusion of this epic trilogy!

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I only have one complaint and that was the pacing of the romance between the FMC and MMC at times. Sometimes it felt rushed as if the relationship went from here to there with little explanation. One minute they hated each other and randomly the next the feelings were there. I felt like adding a couple chapters to build on that would have made it feel a little more natural. Other than that I absolutely LOVED this book. Easily one of my new favorites and would definitely recommend it to others who love a good fantasy romance. If you’re looking for a lot of spice this isn’t it but it such a good story and I really enjoy how the witch magic worked in this book. I’m so excited to read Blood & Honey! 🍯 🩸”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedTwistyMagical settingRomantic
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“Absolutely loved this book, the romance, the spice and the plot were amazing. Would definitely recommend”
Likable charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveSuspensefulUnpredictableMagical settingDarkRomantic
Slightly Smiling Face“Really enjoyed it and the religious aspect to it. Can’t wait to read the next book.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readMagical settingRomanticThought-provoking
Expressionless Face“This was one of those books that I saw scrolling through tiktok last year, and really wanted to give it a go. Unfortunately, I was unimpressed and honestly I don’t think it’s hard to impress me lol. I will pretty much enjoy any fantasy that can distract me. This was really hard to get in to, and I felt like the dialogue was weird and just not great, as well as the plot (like we jumped all over the place). I think if you really like the witchy, French feel of some fantasy books, you would probably like this👍”
TwistyMagical settingBad writingUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“AHHH, Get me the second book now! Please and thank you. The only thing that wasn't for me was how it ended, mostly because I was not ready to leave the characters. But do not fret, there are two more books and a spin off series! I love arranged marriages in fantasy books and thise one did not disappoint!”
Likable charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveDark settingImmersive settingMagical settingComicalDarkRomanticUnsatisfying ending

About Shelby Mahurin

Shelby Mahurin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Serpent & Dove trilogy. She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana, where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn’t fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Shelby watches The Office and reads voraciously. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband and semiferal children. Visit her online at www.shelbymahurin.com.

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