Book Review – Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Haunting. Enchanting. The perfect mix of magic, love, and loss.

From the moment that the reader becomes acquainted with Lou, we understand that there is something unique and special about this world we are being introduced to. Thrown immediately into a secretive operation between Lou and her friend Coco, we become intimately familiar with the interworkings of the pair of witches.

Serpent & Dove has a pleasant and attractive hook, that constantly pulled me in. I was very nearly halfway into the book before I could even blink. From the moment I opened those pages, I was championing Lou and her seemingly hopeless attempt to escape and be free. Lou is incredibly relatable. Her assertive personality and quick wit pair well with her haunting backstory. I would love to be able to sit down to dinner with Lou.

The plot twists in Serpent & Dove held me constantly on edge. Shelby Mahurin weaved a masterful love story, mystery, and action/adventure sewn onto the backdrop of what I could only compare to 18/1900’s London. Her scenes were vivid, and her story compelling.

I have already reserved the sequel, Blood & Honey, at my local library, and I have a feeling that I will have to own a physical personal copy of Serpent & Dove in the very near future. If you are a fan of drawn-out romances embedded within a colorful plot, I would HIGHLY recommend Serpent & Dove as your next read.



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