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[[ Download E-pub ]] é Serpent & Dove Á 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,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 duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara HollandTwo 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 burnedAs 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 marriageLou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice And love makes fools of us allSet in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off the charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for 4.5 Stars Such a beautifully rich fantasy debut I was so pleasantly surprised to find how attached I became to the characters and overall story This is not a book you are going to want to miss Full review to comeI received a copy of this book from Harper Teen in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own First Read July 2019Few things compare to that feeling you get after finishing a book that lived up to your expectations Ever since I read the blurb of this book I knew I was going to love this and I WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED.It had everything I adore addictive easy writing enemies to lovers marriage of convenience witch witch hunter romance slow burn intricate magical system heart warming female friendship morally grey characters inner battle of right and wrongIn the land of Belte First Read July 2019Few things compare to that feeling you get after finishing a book that lived up to your expectations Ever since I read the blurb of this book I knew I was going to love this and I WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED.It had everything I adore addictive easy writing enemies to lovers marriage of convenience witch witch hunter romance slow burn intricate magical system heart warming female friendship morally grey characters inner battle of right and wrongIn the land of Belterra witches are burned at the stake and the Chasseur Witchhunters , with the Archbishop as their leader, are ruthless Their number one rule Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.Two years ago Lou left her coven for reasons I shan t go into and was forced to live a life of suppressing her magical nature and living in constant vigilence She has to do what she can to survive That being lie, steal and kill if necessary For life is hard in the city of Cesarine, especially for a woman She s managed to live for two years undetected She was careful up until one burglary gone wrong set the wheels in motion With the Chasseur on her tail and enemies of her past close on her heels, Lou slips up again and ends up in a compromising position with the Captain of the Chasseur The Archbishop comes up with a solution Lou can either go to prison for the rest of her life or she can marry the Captain and save his virtuous reputation Lou, being the smart girl she is, chooses marriage to the handsome Captain Diggory Being married to a Chasseur also grants her the protection she desperately needs from those who also hunt her.Reid Diggory is a dedicated witch hunter Despite his views on witches, he is honorable and loyal It was such a pleasure reading about him He is so set in his ways and it was amazing to see him loosen up and change.The beginning was really funny as neither of them trusted the other and they were always bickering Watching as Reid and Lou s relationship slowly blossomed, how they opened up and becamethan two people stuck in an unwanted marriage was so beautiful I knew who you were I knew what you believedand I fell in love with you anyway Their relationship reminded me so much of Matthias and Nina from Six of Crows So if you loved those two, you re gonna love this I d actually tag this asof a New Adult than YA A warning for the youngins or for anyone not comfortable with it there is an explicit sex scene Kinda like ACOMAF The romance is a big part of this story but Lou has a part to play in the war between humans and witches and we re always made aware of what could happen if Lou s enemies were to find her This whole story revolves around the Church against the Witches I liked that neither side was portrayed as comepletly good or comepletly bad Each side despicable a twisted perversion of what should ve been Each side suffering Each side capable of great evil And then there was me.I looked around at the worshippers oncethe men and women who pleaded for mercy and cried for my blood on the same breath How could both be in their hearts One of the most important things for me when reading is whether I connect with the characters And I feel like the author did a fantastic job in that regard I felt their joy and their inner turmoil and by the end I would give an organ for any of these precious charactersThey might ve all been hypocrites, but I was the biggest of all I just loved everything about this book The romance the action the plot twists IT WAS BRILLIANTLY DONE I could go on and on about how much I love this book but I think I ll stop now.Publication Date 3 September 2019 Quotes might change after final publication Many thanks to edelweiss for providing me with an e arc in exchange for an honest reviewSecond Read April 2020I told myself I d just read a few chapters and next thing I know, I was 300 pages in The writing was just as addictive as the first time I love Lou s personality, she s an awesome MC And as y all already know, I m trash for Reid And Ansel is such a sweet cinnamon roll, this book would be nothing without himI don t know what possessed me to read this now There s still four months until the next book comes outI m probably going to reread this book again and again in the futureThank you to the publishers for sending me a finished copy of this book My pre review thoughts on Book 2 Blood and HoneyBook 3 Untitled Now move, or I swear to God, I will strip naked right here and dance the bourree I thrust my hands on my hips and looked at him expectantly.He didn t even glance at the people around us Instead, he kept his eyes trained on mine, a slow smirk spreading across his face Do itDon t judge me I can feel your judgement I know, I know, I liked a YA fantasy, not even in spite of the romance but because of it What is the world coming to I gotta say this right because many people I interactNow move, or I swear to God, I will strip naked right here and dance the bourree I thrust my hands on my hips and looked at him expectantly.He didn t even glance at the people around us Instead, he kept his eyes trained on mine, a slow smirk spreading across his face Do itDon t judge me I can feel your judgement I know, I know, I liked a YA fantasy, not even in spite of the romance but because of it What is the world coming to I gotta say this right because many people I interact with on Goodreads will not like this book and under different circumstances I would probably be one of them I really don t want anyof those I read this because of you and it sucks comments So let me just say that this book was sold to me as a paranormal romance, not a fantasy, and I think it was pretty damn thrilling on that front I got what I went in expecting.This kind of love hate sexy banter romance works really well for me I especially liked Lou, which I think helped the whole thing, to be honest Her witty comebacks and refusal to sit down and behave made the story evenfun I am fairly certain the main issue for most people will be the world of the novel I m not even sure what it s supposed to be It s some sorta like France fantasy world where people speak French, but it s not exactly France France Yes, I know, I describe things so well But I don t know what else to say It s a made up world and I don t think we re supposed to say it s France, but like, psst, it s also basically France And it mixes some medieval views on women withmodern attitudes just in case you weren t confused enough.But, you know what I didn t really care I had a lot of fun reading it The banter, the steaminess, even the whole witches vs witch hunters plot held my attention That s the central story line I won t give away how it happens, but Reid is a witch hunter and he is forced by the archbishop to marry Lou who is, unbeknownst to him, a witch The two of them hate each other, but of course things are about to change It s exciting I knew what came next I recognized the faint brush of energy against my skin, the familiar thrumming in my ears.Magic.Then came the screams I do find myself wondering if the sequel can possibly be as good This book drags out the tension through 500 pages which is too long and by the end it s kinda been played out While the witch aspect is somewhat interesting, I do not think I want to read another 500 page novel about just that I guess I ll see.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube This is one of the most ridiculous books I ve read this year and it s only January It has such an absurd setup for the plot, clumsy characterization, and the humor lands very poorly I cringed every time the main character would loudly sing Big Titty Liddy I did like the 1 sex scene though.