Serpent & Dove
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
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 seriesBound 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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"The concept of the book was absolutely awesome! I really enjoyed following the intimate relationship between the prey and hunter. It was wonderful to see how they began to understand each other and turn their initial hatred, which was based on incomplete knowledge, into love and protection. However, I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with the ending of the book. It just didn't have the same quality as the rest of the story and didn't leave me thrilled to read the next two books."
"2nd Reread.<br/><br/>While listening to the audiobook again I was reminded of how much I loved this book. The main characters were entertaining. Lou like a spitting panther and Reid the ever flustered saint. <br/><br/>I highly recommend this if you are a fan of A Court of Thorn and Roses. It gave off very similar vibes even though immensely different. Lou and Reid were amazing. I loved watching them grow and change throughout. Lou a foul mouth witch and Reid an innocent God fearing witch hunter....need I say more. <br/><br/>I laughed so much at the dialogue as Lou sang crude bar songs and corrupted the righteous men around her. Between Lou and Reids banter, I could not get enough. I lived for those scenes. Honestly a flustered Reid was the best part of the story.<br/><br/>Question game: <br/><br/>Lou- "Biggest pet peeve?<br/>Reid- "Swearing. You?"<br/>Lou- "Kill joys"<br/><br/>The writing style flowed well and was easy to read, engaging. While I'm not accustom to French it made the audiobook sound very ornate and beautiful. I thought the narrators Holter Graham and Saskia Maarieveld did an amazing job. Holter always has away of bring characters to life and forcing you to love them.<br/><br/>I enjoyed this plot and the world surrounding. Before I knew it I bonded with the characters even getting that feeling I haven't felt in awhile. The nagging to read all of this in one day but also slow down to make the feeling last longer. <br/><br/>The different powers was compelling to read about and I'm interested to know of other covens and the way they source their magic. I hope this will be more explained in the sequel. Also the narrative never dragged which was nice. The only segment that threw me off was the outburst song to distract at the end. It took all the seriousness out of the air and derailed me while reading. So I hesitate to complain about this because it was the only part but highly irregular.<br/><br/>I want to keep rambling on about Lou and Reid. There relationship was refreshing. They made me laugh then broke my heart. Reid's character development was enjoyable. Lou with her sailor mouth and free spirit. They just fit together so well and I wanted to continue spending time with them."
"A great enemies to lovers novel! 🖤I love the characters and the plot. The ending was amazing🙌 can’t wait to start the next book "
"This book is soooo great and so underrated!!! I love Reid with my whole heart❤️❤️"