Le bit about the world and magic system and you see loureid together but there is no progression to the overall storyplot so for those of you who are like me and enjoyed SD ust for the sake of enjoying the storycharactersworld i think you will find this seuel to be pleasant but those who wanted from SD you unfortunately wont be finding it in this installment a big thanks to harpercollins for the ARC 35 stars this cover is too much All I need is for Reid Lou and Big Titty Liddy to be okay Serpent And Dove 25 Should have been a duology but was extended to a trilogy starsNo one is disappointed that I am that my MOST anticipated 2020 release didn t work out the way I had hoped but here we are Serpent Dove was a surprising favorite last year I ve read a good bit of YA fantasy and it offered uniue glimpses at some of my favorite tropes a cast of characters with diverse personalities and a slow burning romance to die for Jumping into Blood Honey I wasn t exactly sure what we would get but I didn t think it would be 600 pages of absolutely nothing happening but Reid and Lou fighting The previous installment worked so hard to organically bring this couple together and I was excited to explore some of the bombshells dropped at the ending of the first book while seeing our two main characters grow as a couple but alas this didn t happen I found myself truly missing so many of the supporting characters who took book 1 from being a good read to a fabulous one Right on schedule 80% of this book was slow and I trudged through hoping for something big to happen and of course we re left with a wild cliffhanger to ensure that even if you were mad at the lack of substance in this book you ll probably check out the last book to wrap things up I have no desire to be mean in this review so I ll ust say that I hope this installment works better for you than it did for me The cover art is stunning and it will look gorgeous on any shelf Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewBuddy read with Laur HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO O Oh You guys are not ready for this And if I had to run hide and fight for that love I would For the rest of my life I would Honestly I am in disposition to confirm that I d die for these characters And to some extent I did Because guys I have finished Blood Honey And I can t help but feel like Blood Honey was the one finishing meThat s exactly how it feels at leastAnyway If you are anticipating the seuel to the acclaimed Serpent Dove the book that has brought back witches and stronger than ever as much as I was myself I must warn you Clear your agenda Make sure to leave a few days or weeks free of any commitment that will reuire the possession of a heart Because BH will sueeze that organ in your chest so tight that you ll need some time to recover from itThat if your heart survives at allAnd ust for the sake to repeat myself know this you are NOT ready for BH Shelby Mahurin not only tugs at all these golden threads herself twisting and tangling our hearts and souls with wordy magic She is definitely out for our emotions FEELS so many bloody feels too These characters have never felt THIS REAL Lou Reid Ansel Coco Beau and the ones you are yet to meet Hold on to them And hold on tightBecause you guys are in for a fcking ride and you ll want to grab on to something Anything reallyUntil then I ll be here Getting the support group y all need ready for when you need itAs for the rating 45 well I couldn t bring myself to give it 5 stars because of a certain event This is me trying to make myself feel better by keeping a star as a sign of my redacted My review of Serpent Dove eArc from the publisher in exchange for an honest revie. Cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth than any covenThe hotly anticipated seuel to the New York Times and IndieBound bestseller Serpent Dove packed with even steamier romance and darker magic is perfect for fans of Sarah J Maa.
Ou never trusted that bitch anywayBut even so some others really surprised me throughout the readingFirst off Madame Labelle is not as bad as she seems after she ust lets her hair down and allows herself to be herself Even though she still suffers from a severe cause of stick up her bumSecond Beau and I share a birthday Oh my god I giggled at thatI started loving him and after I got to see who he really is He is a hilarious smart mouth with a deep love for his mother and sisters and a feeling of loyalty towards his true friends How can one not love him anywayFull on honesty mode right now the only character I cared about in this book like truly cared about was my pure baby AnselI thought at first that this sweet duckling is going to become and important you know achieving a nice coming of age transformation and all And oh I was right he really became important But boyI didn t want him to be that importantI mean I truly wanted to wrap this precious puppy in a blanket and love him forever because everyone was treating him like shit and he was the purest kind of pure and did not deserve those plebeians offenceYOU DON T TREAT MY BABY WITH SUCH DISRESPECTwithout breaking the shit out of my heartBy the end of this book everything goes directly to the seventh ring of hell and I m not even trying to sugar coat anything right now It s that badYou get exactly what you thought was going to happen and it still hurts BadlyYou prepare yourself for the worst thinking that nothing is going to hurt you like that any well ust think againThat ending broke my fucking heart to pieces even though I was sure that this is going to happen But the thing that makes it even worse is the unfairness of it allThat bloody ending is so unfair I want to curse it to the windNOT COOL BROLittle disclaimer here though that C lie lass is going to have some serious screen time that I could care less about I never liked her and in this book she PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition just proved everyone that she is the wrong kind of nun UghOh well now With that being said this is so so good in conclusion But it is stressful And it hurts And by the end it s terribly unfair And it ends in a cliffhangerBut it s such a good book I definitely recommend itJust go ahead and read it Go for it Go It s definitely worth it in my very humble opinion The world didn t end in a scream It ended in a gasp A single startled exhalation And then Nothing Nothing but silence What you are now is not what you ve always been nor is it what you always will be Is there anything worse than one of your most anticipated reads of the year being an absolu BYE Me glances around points at self Oh I m total fine after that ending And by totally fine I mean NOT AT ALL And when everything is a matter of life and death for us the stakes are higher The we gain the we lose Do not read this review if you have not read Serpent and Dove Book 1 Other than that there are no other spoilers in this review Lou Reid and Co haveust made it out of Chatteau alive Just barely Enemies are close and they are being hunted from all angles What they need is allies But no one is willing to partner up with the daughter of La Dame des Sorci res and her hus PSA for all of you eagerly waiting for this to be released in a few weeks please do a reread of serpent dove you have time i desperately wish i did i forgot so much and was confused because of it that being said those who really loved SD will for sure enjoy this and those who found SD to only be okay will probably find this seuel to be disappointing and heres whythis is 100% a filler book nothing really happens the ending of this seuel leaves the characters in the exact same position as the ending in the first book sure little things happen throughout 500 pages you meet new characters you learn a litt. Id need allies Strong ones But protection comes at a price and the group is forced to embark on separate uests to build their forces As Lou and Reid try to close the widening rift between them the dastardly Morgane baits them in a lethal game of.
55 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf Oh wowOH WOWWhat the bloody hell was this thing I Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography just read Because oh wowThank the deity that Shelby Mahurin made a trilogy out of this because if she were to leave the things like that I would ve been extra pissed offThat cliffhangerTHAT BLOODY CLIFFHANGER Blood Honey started off on a high key and from the very first chapters I was sure that this was going to be the vibe of the entire book And guess what It wasWhen I thought things were about to calm down a bit BAM Another heart attack hit me It felt like I was scared for my own life like I was the one on the run constantly hunted down the bounty being on my own pretty headThe palpitations I got were real guys The things became complicated by the chapter and the mini heart attacks incoming were so stressful I had to stop from time to time to calm down The plot thickens because from now on the amount of secrets that are fogging up the entire plot is about to go into overdriveThe story gets darker rushed excruciating at some point and everything you have to do is sit there and sweat because that action is heart pumping Everything becomes visual terrifying And even so the main motif of the whole book seems to be the blindness of one s mind closing your eyes will not make it so the monsters can t see you It will only make you blind Now those who read the first book Serpent Dove know where things were left off with the characters Well none of those characters are the same in this installment and I mean itWe get to see other faces of the same characters we grew to love in the first book some of them become better some not so muchThroughout this book there is something strange happening to Lou like she is not being herself any she sust a mere puppet guided by an invisible hand to do things she isn t supposed to do by her own volition otherwiseShe doesn t listen to anyone she doesn t think before she acts and is too mischievous and reckless for her own good let alone other characters safety Lou s not one to be controlled from the outside at this pointThe thing is Lou is not the only character that annoyed me to no limits from time to timeHer hubby Reid was right up there with her teaming up to make me beat them both with a flip flopNo kidding I wish I could ve slapped some sense into them both like 80% of the time Please learn to communicate Thank youBut even so the two of them still manage to share a beautiful moment of complete understanding and trust They still remember how it feels to love each other without any pressure and they are now to teach each other how to be there when the time comes They need to learn how to be a strong teamLou needs to learn how to control all of the power and thirst for it that runs through her veins and Reid needs to understand that the world is neither black nor white And they need each other to balance things out when there is too much to deal with on their own I d chosen my fate and I d done it with my eyes wide open I d chosen this life This love And with my fingers trembling in hers with her heart beating alongside mine I still chose it I didn t really like some other characters either though the ones I used to love so much in the first book and it wasn t their fault it was like because of the environment they found themselves in Poor Coco was one of those charactersIn this book she s somehow passive and too easily annoyable She doesn t seem like herself either And the proximity of her own coven doesn t help her cause too muchThere are new characters entering scene that I The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, just felt like I couldn t trust from the beginning It was at first a hunch of mine but then itust became and obvious that they are no good By the end all my brain can do was like er yeah I knew that I was right it s good After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches Lou Reid Coco and Ansel are on the run from coven kingdom and church fugitives with nowhere to hideTo elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels Lou and Re.
Shelby Mahurin grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana where sticks became wands and cows became dragons Her rampant imagination didn't fade with age so she continues to play make believe every day—with words now instead of cows When not writing Shelby watches the Office and obsesses over her Twitter feed She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband semi feral toddle