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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin | YA Book Review

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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. An insightful book review by Melleny Smith only in this Winter 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. An insightful book review by Melleny Smith only in this Winter 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin | Book Review by Melleny Smith


Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin is the arguably the most anticipated debut release this season.

This incredible book is set in a French-inspired world filled with both witches of all kinds and witch hunters that will stop at nothing to ensure that every witch burns.

"This incredible book is set in a French-inspired world filled with both witches of all kinds and witch hunters that will stop at nothing to ensure that every witch burns." - @Abooktropolis #yabookreview #serpentanddove

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The story is told from two alternating points of view that help not only build this rich world filled with countless possibilities but also add to the growing tension in the book.

The enemy-to-lovers trope had me obsessed with finding out what would happen between Lou and Reid. However, beyond the romantic angst, the book is filled with mysteries and action scenes that will be sure to keep you turning the pages.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. An insightful book review by Melleny Smith only in this Winter 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

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I enjoyed the different types of relationships that were explored in this book such as the supportive friendship between Lou and Coco. I thought that it was a great touch as, despite everything, they were still there for each other.

I loved Lou because she constantly strived to prove the people who doubted her wrong. Her humour had me laughing out loud more than a couple of times and the banter between her and Reid honestly gave me life.

Serpent and Dove is a fast-paced fantasy that will have you turning pages faster than you ever thought possible, leaving you no choice but to finish it in one sitting. This book will leave you both greatly satisfied and itching for more.

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What is your favorite YA novel that features Witches and Wizards?

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