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Serpent & Dove
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved this one! Teen fantasy series are my comfort genre, and this one checked all the boxes.
The magic system in this is interesting, and the cost of using magic is steep & intricate. There were so many reveals in this one, I can‘t wait to see what she does in the next two books!

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Michaelalynn
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin

I loved her. And if I had to run, hide, and fight for that love, I would. For the rest of my life, I would.

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Doeyedbrunette
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Quick paced, romantic at times. Certainly not a load of Spice ( maybe 1 x 🌶).
Great World building and loved the themes of consent and over riding outdated traditions!

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BriannaT
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My YA section of my library probably needs to be reorganized because I want to buy the rest of this series and I need more room!! I have mixed feelings about the enemies to lovers theme, but this one was done well. I also love a strong female character!

GondorGirl I really enjoyed the whole trilogy! 🥰 2mo
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cosmicgoddess
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This book played out like a movie! Absolutely loved it. Onto Blood & Honey!

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cosmicgoddess
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Totally just read 200 pages in one sitting... This book is fantastic so far!

GondorGirl These books were so fun! 3mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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2nd seasonal Display - Best Enemies to Lovers Trope ❤️ Tag your favorite YA books that I have missed! I am very new to this trope! Sorry for the weird picture crop- it‘s all that I could get in!

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Chrissyreadit
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https://bookriot.com/best-witch-romance-books/
February is coming up- faster than I expected. I‘m picky about how I like Romance and this seemed like a super fun Intersection. Also Sorcery and Cecilia was one of the books mentioned and I really enjoyed that book.

Moonprismpower Some of these sound intriguing and I‘ll have to see if I can get them for my library 😁 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Moonprismpower I thought so too. 4mo
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PageShifter
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I had fun with this book, banter was hilarious and I liked Lou. I even eventually liked romance, even though I felt it was builded up too fast.

The world was interesting & historical but I would have loved to have more scenes outside the tower. I also thought there would have been more action than there were.

This was still entertaining, fun book to read.

#SeriesRead2022 #19822022 (7/41) #TheSupernaturalYear (Witches) #JumpStart2022

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4mo
Librarybelle Hooray! 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! 4mo
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Bookfan1414
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I have but one regret about this one….. why did I choose to read it at 2 in the morning and choose finish it after 4 in the morning, even though I work at 8!?!?!?!!??! Was it worth it? Probably. Am I exhausted now? Absolutely!

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bibliobard
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Well I was up at midnight so might as well share my #Bestof2021Swap package! Love these colors from the bookmark and scentsy. This game looks fun and I have definitely had these books on my TBR list for awhile. This was super fun @candority

monalyisha Ginger‘s my jam. 🤤 Happy 2022! 🎉✨ 5mo
Endowarrior21 Enjoy 😉 5mo
candority Is that a pottery ornament I see? ⭐️ 5mo
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thewallflower0707
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Serpent & Dove is not very plot-heavy, but focused on the characters and their developing relationship and I really enjoyed it.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#SerpentandDove #read #ebook

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thewallflower0707
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The first book of a popular YA-trilogy “Serpent & Dove” is only 0,99€ for kindle in Germany right now!

#SerpentandDove #ShelbyMahurin #EbookDeals

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NikkiCureton
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3.5 ⭐️ entertaining debut by Shelby Mahurin looking forward to reading the next in the series

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Cazxxx
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Keep trying to get into this one but it‘s just not grabbing me at all. Might be a dnf as it‘s due back at the library soon
Have you read this?

StaceGhost I read this and Blood & Honey. They pick up once the action starts but both seemed to lag a little in the beginning and then a lot happens all at once. Audiobook would be hard for me on this one. 6mo
Cazxxx @StaceGhost I am finding it very slow and the characters also seem very flat. Maybe it‘s the narration. Not sure if I‘ll try to finish this one! 6mo
StaceGhost @Cazxxx the characters mostly remain flat. It gets a little better in the second book but I agree with that issue! It‘s like ToG but witches and less sex. If you‘re not feeling it, I say bail— life‘s too short haha— and it improves but only marginally 6mo
Cazxxx @StaceGhost life is definitely too short to read books I‘m not enjoying! 6mo
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Mehso-so

I thought I‘d like it more but it was just okay for me. Pacing and plot issues and at times the characters felt flat. Not bad overall, but the pieces just didn‘t come together enough to love it.

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AlizaApp
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Thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon for this wonderfully witchy package of goodies for #basicwitchswap! I can‘t wait to read all these books, and the book sleeve you made is gorgeous! Already wearing the socks and lit the candle. Happy Halloween! 🖤🔮☠️📚

@mklong @sprainedbrain

mklong 😍😍 Happy Halloween!! 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! It was so much fun to put together. 7mo
sprainedbrain What an awesome box! 😍 7mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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I really wasn‘t expecting how much I would enjoy this book as I did. I went into reading it just to be “in the know” about this TikTok YA famous book, and with no plans to finish the trilogy. Oh, how wrong I was. Other than not being a fan of the “enemies to lovers” and “one bed” tropes found in many YA books, this one so far is an exception. The rest of the review is on my Goodreads! 👍🏻 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4297838352

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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

I was very excited for this book. Based on the synopsis it should have been right up my alley. The writing was pretty good but the plot had major pacing issues and the story didn't become interesting until 3/4 through the book. If I hadn't already bought the rest of the series I probably wouldn't continue with it.

How cute is this booksleeve made by The Handmade Sales? 😍

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KristiAhlers
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I forgot to post this one! So yeah, great world building and characters! I truly enjoyed this one, fast paced and easy read.

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kissmehardy
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The end of this book continues to have one of my favorite relationship moments of all time. Also, where is the BTL recording we deserve??? #yafantasy

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Smellslikereaderspirit
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Mehso-so

La verdad es que no conecté con la historia. La autora nos presenta un mundo paranormal, y con sus descripciones pude imaginarme toda la ambientación. Pero no me atrapó del todo. Tenía muchas expectativas porque todo el mundo ama el libro, pero me desilusionó un poco.⠀

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Smellslikereaderspirit
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🍃 What genre interests you most? Fantasy, historical, romance, etc.?

A: I used to love romance when I was a teenager, but now I don't read it that much. In the last five years I began to be interested in fantasy, terror and mystery.

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Branwen
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The pavilion and park in the center of town has been completely decorated for Autumn! Pumpkins, haystacks, and cornstalks are everywhere! 😍🍁🍂🎃 Of course I had to take a picture of my current witchy read! 😁💕📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🧡 8mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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I finally went to check out one of the libraries near where I live now and wow! What an awesome place!

I didn't check out any physical books this time, but I did get my shiny new library card, got it entered in Libby, and checked out a digital copy of Serpent & Dove.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Decided to do an audiobook. Taking this upon suggestion. Let's see how it goes.

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Lucy_Anywhere
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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#TBRPile 📚 “There‘s something haunting about a body touched by magic.”

BookDadGirlDad I really like that log(?) you have as the background. Where did you get it? 8mo
Lucy_Anywhere @BookDadGirlDad Thanks! I actually drew it - I did not realise how many unread books I had at the time 😂 colouring in books as I read them is very satisfying, however 8mo
BookDadGirlDad @Lucy_Anywhere "I actually drew it..." Me: ?????? 8mo
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Areader2
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47 % in and it‘s just not grabbing me , learning to just stop if I am not feeling a story 📚

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IheartYA
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@literally.bookish has recently announced its fall event, Falling for Fall Bingo. The prizes are pretty great! To see the list of prompts, head over to LiterALLy BOOKiSh on Facebook.

#bookbingo #bookgame #bookgroup #bookstagram #bookcommunity #bibliophile #booklife #bookishlifestyle #groupread #buddyread #bookmail #bookprizes #goodreads #bookaddict #bookpals #penpals #bookish #booksbooksbooks #tbrpile #bookswap #bookprompts #bookreview

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Hitchhikerbooks
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Panpan

This is what clickbait would look like if it were in bookform.

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bullbunny
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Rereading Serpent and Dove since book 3 came out at the end of last month.

The covers are sooo gorgeous!!

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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ꜱᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ & ᴅᴏᴠᴇ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ꜱʜᴇʟʙʏ ᴍᴀʜᴜʀɪɴ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ꜱᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ & ᴅᴏᴠᴇ

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BookishBelle
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This ya fantasy was a soft pick for me. It seemed a little too predictable in places. Sometimes the characters did things that seemed out of character for them which made me feel like it was done just to move the plot along. But I did enjoy it. It kept my attention, kept me turning pages, and the world building was very good. I‘ll definitely be reading the next one!

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DakotaWilde
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I really enjoyed this one. I loved the world building, the characters, and the message about differences. 🥰

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Iszy
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin

“I never said it was your god. Your god hates women. We were an afterthought.”

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Iszy
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Just read the first chapter and already in love!

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BehindthePages
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This is a book I picked up and put down time and time again. The story sounded interesting, but I was worried it would fall into the repetitive tropes. However, this is a well crafted story of enemies to lovers. There is a little bit of everything mixed in. Daring heists, action, friendship, sisterhood, proof that love can be a powerful magic and so much more.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/serpent-dove-by-shelby-mahurin-book-review

arkei Great review! 11mo
BehindthePages @arkei thank you! 11mo
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BookishBlonde12
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #fantasy #YA #romance

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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 63th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 137.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Nalbuque
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Speedy listen while at work mixing paint! I expected little from a plot that has been extensively done, but it was a great story. I loved the bits of French in there, and the references to the church (as a catholic who is resentful of the way the church historically handled things - i.e fucked up everyone‘s lives), and the way the author worked magic into this whole new universe while making it so familiar! Diving into the second book soon!

#2021

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emmaturi
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Some new books I got yesterday! #tbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love new books! These look good! 📚👍🏻 14mo
emmaturi Yes am happy to read them @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 14mo
Smellslikereaderspirit Can‘t wait to read Lore! 8mo
emmaturi I really enjoyed Lore! @Smellslikereaderspirit 8mo
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Bookish_Gal
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Incredibly impressed with this book. Not only because I lost myself in the pages (read in pretty much 1 sitting) but because how the story seems so perfect for today‘s terms. Both side of a war saying they are god the other is evil, black and white. Period. This almost felt like a modern Romeo and Juliet flushed more. Lou and Reid. Except they are a slow burn enemies to lovers. I love Lou so much: brazen, wild teen who doesn‘t conform to the mold

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Bookish_Gal
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Alright. I‘m hooked line and sinker at this point. Just keeps going so well, can‘t even tell how fast I‘ve been reading.

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Bookish_Gal
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Alright. Gave in to picking up this highly sought after book when I saw it on the discount pile. So it‘s a fantasy romance between a church witch-hunter and a witch (hidden because, you know, the church hates witches) enemies to lovers, hopefully not just because of their forced marriage to each other. Not sure where I stand with it, as I‘m not a big romancer, but I‘ve been hearing just so much about it. Almost all good, so I‘m ready to try it

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emmaturi
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A witch and a witchhunter end up having to marry each other. Reid doesn't know that Lou is a witch but she tries to hid it. Basically the witches and the church have been against each other for centuries. This is an enemies to lovers and fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy. I enjoyed it and will read book 2nd! #books

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Bailedbailed

I just didn‘t care… about the characters, the world, anything. Disappointing, especially since the other #newyearwhodis picks I‘ve read from @AbigailJaneBlog have been great! Hmm… those had queer romances so maybe that‘s the difference. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️

monalyisha Surprising! Good on you for being able to bail, though. I‘m still not great at that. 🙈 1y
radesilets @monalyisha I am also horrible at bailing! If I reach more than 50 pages in, I am always in permanently. 1y
AbigailJaneBlog Yes I felt the same when I first opened it. I actually had to try twice, but once I got into it I was HOOKED. Good on you for bailing though, I am SO bad at that 1y
Hitchhikerbooks I had been on the fence about it but didn't make up my mind until I was at about 60%. It was at that point that I had the awkward decision of bailing or persisting. I persisted and while I can say it got a little bit better it wasn't anything to tell about. 9mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Umm, the heck? A paragraph or at least a line is missing. I reread the last couple pages to make sure, and they don‘t encounter anyone else on their walk. Did anyone else have an issue with this book? I hope it doesn‘t happen again.

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emmaturi
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I hope to finish this tonight, I am really enjoying it. Second book it out already and third in August I believe! #currentread

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Saknicole
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On her Instagram, the author says that Serpent & Dove is 2.99 on all ebook platforms till the end of January! If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend. NA/YA (Lou is 19? And there is sex), enemies to lovers situation, he is a church soldier trained to find witches, she is a witch in disguise (because back story), and all French in nature. Lots of fun. I haven‘t read the sequel yet, but I remember loving this one! #ebook #reccomendation