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Blood & Honey
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
The stakes are higher. The witches are deadlier. And the romance is red-hot. The eagerly anticipated sequel to the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller Serpent & Dove is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas. Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and churchfugitives with nowhere to hide. To survive, they need allies. Strong ones. But as Lou becomes increasingly desperate to save those she loves, she turns to a darker side of magic that may cost Reid the one thing he cant bear to lose. Bound to her always, his vows were clear: where Lou goes, he will go; and where she stays, he will stay. Until death do they part.
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BookBelle84
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

First book of 2022 and sadly it didn't really work for me. I absolutely adored the first book but not much happened in this one. I found both Lou and Reid to be rather annoying and I enjoyed the secondary characters more. I still want to finish the series, hopefully it can gain back the spark of the first book.

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Emily92Bibliophile
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

4 ⭐️ my goodness, this was a slow and anguishing read, BUT the last 150 pages or so made up for it. 🎉🎉I had heard so many good things about the 3rd book, I knew I couldn‘t stop here at the 2nd. I‘m really glad I didn‘t. If you are having a hard time with this one like I did ( took me over two months to finish), I‘d encourage you to read it. The finale is quite amazing and I am hooked!

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Emily92Bibliophile
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Finally got a physical copy ( thanks to #Thriftbooks)-
I thought I could do well on my SCRIBD ebook but it is so SLOW and I am struggling. Word on the street this book in the series is the most grueling ( I loved the first) but the last book is worth it.

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SpeculativeFemale
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Sphinx is with me for some general apathy tonight.

After finishing this book today, I checked my library's digital system and found the next book in the series is only available in print, not digital.

All I can really say is I just wasn't impressed enough with the first two books to want to go check it out. 🤷‍♀️

Leftcoastzen Cutie!😻 4mo
Soubhiville Beautiful kitty 🐱❤️ 4mo
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kissmehardy
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Lou and Reid's relationship navigation here is real, but God, it hurts me deep. Not as much as ANSEL hurts me deep, though. #yafantasy

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BehindthePages
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Even though this book takes a step back from the romance, it's still a good story. Blood witches and the werewolves are introduced and all the tension when rivals meet. The barbed commentary and close calls made all the difference. It did progress slower and was frustrating when Reid refused to do the one thing that would make things easier. #fantasy #youngadult

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/blood-honey-by-shelby-mahurin-book-review

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laurel.orourke
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

The 20th book of 2021! It was not as fast paced as the first one… I enjoyed the last 100 pages and hope the third is a good time.

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laurel.orourke
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Summer porch reading vibes

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emmaturi
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

The second in the series, continues where it left of from the first book. Lou, Reid, Coco and Ansel are on the run from basically everyone. I enjoyed the book, it has witches, witch hunters, wolves and much more. I think it is YA.

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laurel.orourke
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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First Sunday without an obligation in a few months. I‘m enjoying being able to sit back and read and later deep clean the house. What are you up to today?

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TheBookKeepers
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Gods and Monsters is out today! If you need a recap of either of these books, Serpent & Dove or Blood & Honey. Click this link to visit my podcast and get a recap! (Also available on Apple Music, Castos, and other main podcast platforms under “the book keepers”

https://open.spotify.com/show/3DBdyDsMpsIqgUcP58ewbp?si=VpHjCuBASD-ytkk-r46WhQ&d...

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AJBowers
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

What a fantastic sequel! I'm ready for the release of Gods and Monsters. 🥰

BookishGirl06 G&M out soon 6mo
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laurel.orourke
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Anything better than a book in bed?

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laurel.orourke
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Been in a slight slump and I‘m so ready for this to pull me out. I‘m also so excited for #Gods&Monsters to come out next week!!!

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BookishBlonde12
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟 I was stuck on whether this would be a ‘pick‘ or ‘so-so‘ rating for me. Blood & Honey was a bit repetitive for me, it just seemed like Lou and Reid were always doing the same dance of loving one another, then someone was mad at the other. The ending though is what got me! I‘ll definitely be reading the last book once it‘s out. #fantasy #romance #YA

BehindthePages I'm starting this tomorrow!!! 7mo
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Bookish_Gal
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Spring cactus in bloom!
This sequel book did a fair job picking up where the first ended. Although I‘m lost at where the final book will be going next. Let alone how mad I am at that ending. Lou is going down a dangerous path with her magic; who controls who? What keeps popping up is her and Reid falling in step of who raised them; they are learning how to change and grow into their own person. They love each other even when they fight

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JillsBookshelf
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

This book was VERY long. The first hundred pages or so could have been completely cut and it wouldn‘t have changed the story whatsoever. That being said, the ending picked up steam again. I fell back in love with the characters and the pacing was much better. Warning: the end of this book shattered my heart into a million pieces.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy

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Bookish_Gal
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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The biggest complaint I‘ve heard about this book is how Lou hasn‘t changed and learned from the past book. But I feel like this will explain some of it, that memory magic takes away from who you are. This is so early in the book that I guess I‘ll find out if it really does, or doesn‘t. I still really like the rules of magic in the world

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Nalbuque
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Good follow up! Now we‘re stuck waiting for the sequel... I haaaate it when this happens. Wish I‘d have planned it better.

Dno if this was better than the first of the trilogy, but the story was good. I confused myself a coupla times, probably from listening too fast (and at the same time as the Ember in the Ashes trilogy!)

#2021

booksellerofyourdiscontent I just picked up the first one! 9mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent I just picked up the first one! 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR That's a football team from my homeland in Glasgow/Scotland, I'm surprised to see it as you're from Brazil? 9mo
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Nalbuque @TheNeverendingTBR I‘m Scottish by marriage 🤣 big Celtic fans over here, wife is also from Glasgow 💚 9mo
Nalbuque Ps. Our dog destroyed the ball and I gotta say she was less than happy lol 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Nalbuque I love it, that's amazing! 🇮🇪 9mo
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erinreads
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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All set for #BookSpinBingo for March! Tagged book is my #BookSpin and Solutions and Other Problems is my #DoubleSpin. And already two books down!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 11mo
radesilets I just finished reading Binti! Came onto my radar due to a book club. 11mo
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RinnsReads
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

2. This book dragged a little and I didn‘t love the direction Lou took. Despite that, I‘m still willing to see the series through and looking forward to reading book 3!

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FantasyChick
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Figure it's about time for a mid-month update. Going to try to do this every month so I can keep better track. Let's see how far it goes 🤔

#jumpstart2021
@Clwojick @Lizpixie

Clwojick Woohoo! 🥳🤩 12mo
Lizpixie Nice progress🙌 12mo
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FantasyChick
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

A day behind with this prompt but since I read the majority of this yesterday, I'm counting it. I didn't like this as much as the first book. It largely falls into the traditional "I'll protect you, no, I'll protect YOU" that second books tend to fall into when a romance and conflict are involved. I'm hoping to see much more character development in the final book. Still, it was a captivating read that I couldn't put down

#2020ReadYouNeverGotTo

FantasyChick Almost forgot! This was my #bookspin pick for the month as well! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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TheSpineView 👍📖📚 12mo
Lizpixie Nice work!🙌 12mo
Clwojick Way to go! 12mo
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FantasyChick
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 12mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Yay finally! Those that have written me know I was working on this book for forever!!! I think it‘s a classic book 2 in a trilogy where you‘re close to the action but it‘s not coming until book 3. Still it had great scenes and that ending!! I reread some and skimmed the rest that I had already read. Working on many books for #bookspinbingo I should have a few to post this week!

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EmilieGR
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Panpan

What happened?! The first book of this series was so sweet and funny- the tension was good but the characters were lively and fun. All of the positivity of the first book disappeared in this one. I found myself pushing through, wondering why these characters were actually doing anything they were doing and wondering if Mahurin got tired of her own book.

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Charityann
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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So much awesome stuff! Thank-you @Gissy for the lovely #bestof2020 swap package. I love it all!❤️😊 @candority

candority I love that Matilda bookmark! 📚 13mo
Gissy I‘m glad you liked it! 13mo
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ReaperOfTerrasen
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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~A Year In Books - Favorites of 2020~

Day 9: Favorite Book of September
Blood & Honey - Shelby Mahurin

Holiday weekend project in full swing, and my usual photo area is temporarily gone. Have a happy holiday, and back to work for me.

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saheffernan
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
Mehso-so

I felt like I slogged through a rather large book (for me) for it to go nowhere. You did get to explore more of the world and meet a few people along the way. There were lots of unsolved things in this book. Characters that appear are mentioned then just arent mentioned again. I feel like there were multiple characters left in cliff hanger situations I don't believe a middle book needs to be that way to keep the story going or people reading.

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Ash.on.the.line
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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So today ended up being a random free day. I usually start every free day with a to do list. Sat down, picked up a pen and realized with glee I didn‘t have any major thing to do!! I‘m in bed and reading! It needed to be documented! 🥳 I‘m going to eventually finish this book but I‘m enjoying what I have read so far.

LiteraryinLawrence That is epic! 14mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Trying to make a dent in this. I‘ve been reading all month which is unusual for me. It‘s not that it‘s not good, I think the election and everything just got to me this month. Getting into some exciting parts though so I should finish soon let‘s hope! 🤞🏼😅

sharread Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ❤ 14mo
Ash.on.the.line @sharread thank you so much! Have a happy and safe thanksgiving yourself! ❤️💜 14mo
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jinxmoon
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

I would‘ve liked it better if there would‘ve been more blood and less honey (it was toothaching sweet at some points. I‘m not romantic enough for stuff like that.)
There was a lot of building up to a showdown... which will be in the next book.
But the ending was exciting enough to made me want to read the third book.

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LouBeth
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Bailedbailed

I was listening to the audiobook and that is probably why I can't make it through this book. It is supposed to be set in a fictional historic France with an american narrator (which I'm okay with) but for some reason a lot of the side characters have heavy British accents. There is a scene in a pub where after playing it back multiple times slowed down I still don't know all of what was said.

LouBeth I may try to get the ebook from the library later to see if it's any different. 1y
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Samreamer
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Pickpick

Halloween- perfect time to finish a book full of witches, werewolves, mermaids...Good follow up, but not as good as the first one. Not really a spoiler, because it happens throughout the book, but I didn‘t quite get everyone being so concerned about Lou and her impulsiveness. She was like that in the first book! She didn‘t seem that different from before until the very end. Everyone was so stressed about her, but that‘s who she‘s always been! 7/10

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BookishGirl06
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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My copy is finally here. Already read the ebook version cause I couldn‘t wait but can‘t wait to open this up 😍 Edit. This is the fairy loot special edition box and no I won‘t post any spoilers for contents here

jinxmoon So cool! I still haven‘t even received the shipping info. I might die of anticipation before it arrives 😅 1y
BookishGirl06 @jinxmoon I think they said on Instagram you should have shipping by the 29th 1y
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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

What was that ending?! I am not okay....now to wait for the rest of the journey in the third book.

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Cindyelizavaz
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

The first half of the book infuriates me! Like I am sooooo mad with Reid and Lou. The second half picked up and was the saving grace of book 2.

I'm torn between a 3.5 to 4 for this one. But for book 1's premise, I will give this a 4.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Next up!

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ShelbyA7
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Book #25 - Well, that ending was pretty unsettling. Lou and Reid‘s relationship became a bit more believable by the end and I liked how the group had bonded closer together. Another book to look out for next year.

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fire_skyee
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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This book was everything I anticipated plus more! It kept me on the edge of my seat and made me feel for all of the characters at different times. Shelby is an amazing writer who keeps her readers wanting more! Definitely would recommend the series so far to anyone looking for witches, sassy females, werewolves and everything in between!

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tracey38
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Finished listening to this today while writing some ListyLove cards. This is the second book in this series that is a recent release. Another great adventure with Lou, Reid, and their friends as they're on the run and trying to find allies to bring down the biggest threat of all. The ending was a shock and now I need the next one to come out.

#OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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UnabridgedPod
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Shelby Mahurin's Serpent and Dove was such an unexpected delight that I eagerly put the sequel, Blood and Honey, on hold at the library as soon as it was released. Blood and Honey continues the story of beleaguered witch Lou and her huntsman love Reid, with dark magic, a great cast of secondary characters, and some compelling allusions to classic stories from literature about witches. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod While this was a fast, compelling read, for me it quite live up to Serpent and Dove. Will I read the third book? Absolutely. I think this one may have fallen victim to the "middle book" problems that often plague the second work in a trilogy. Mahurin included plenty of surprises in this one, along with some great, steamy moments, but it's definitely setting up a powerhouse finale. I can't wait to see how she wraps up this story. 1y
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BookishGirl06
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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I just finished this and I have so many feels. It‘s even worse not knowing when the final book will be out. ☹️. Feel like the this was pretty good. The first one was probably better for me but this was fun too. #TeamHarkness +15 for book. +100 points for #screamathon +1 participation. 116 points total.

BookishGirl06 Ansel 😭 1y
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Cindyelizavaz
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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#bookmail during state lock down have helped me coped with being stuck at home!

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Wildly_Bookish
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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So excited that my library hold came in! Can't stop thinking about these characters since I finished Serpent & Dove!

ReaperOfTerrasen I‘m already ready for number 3! 1y
Wildly_Bookish I will be ready in 2 days! 🤣🤣 1y
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Eggbeater
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

I didn't enjoy this second book in the series as much as the first. I gave it 3 stars because parts were melodramatic and dragged on, but the surprises at the end were great and so I will continue on with the series.

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fire_skyee
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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💔

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mdemanatee
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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A quiet night in. Lol. Who are we kidding. They are all quiet nights in now. I just have cider tonight.

JamieArc That cider looks delish! 1y
mdemanatee @JamieArc It‘s so yummy! I haven‘t had a Virtue Cider I haven‘t enjoyed. Missing the cider bar this beautiful fall evening. 1y
JamieArc @mdemanatee I love in Michigan and go up to Cherry country during the summer so that appeals to me a lot. I‘ll have to see if I can find some. 1y
mdemanatee @JamieArc oooh that sounds delightful! 1y
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BookishGirl06
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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Starting the ebook tonight. Ordered the fairyloot box for this but no idea when it will be shipped out. So gonna read this for #Teamharkness #scarathlon2020

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Eggbeater
Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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An evening curled up reading with a friend who doesn't believe in personal space. "Soft puppy, warm puppy, little ball of furrrr..."

Pageturner1 lol 😆 that‘s a catchy tune 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 What a cute doggie❤️ 1y
TheSpineView Cute! 1y
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books_and_tea Awe, such a cutie! And that is literally the exact same thing with my dog and I right now too lol🐶☺️ 1y
Leftcoastzen 🐶👏 1y
Clare-Dragonfly There‘s no such thing as personal space when it comes to dogs and cats! 1y
Trashcanman Oh, I almost forgot. My email is lozano1830@gmail.com 1y
Eggbeater @Trashcanman got it! Thank you! 1y
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