Master of One by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

Disclaimer: I received the e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Master of One

Author: Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: m/m romance, gay main characters

Recommended For…: fantasy, magic, LGBT, romance

Publication Date: November 10, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, romance, slight sexual content)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 544

Synopsis: Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.

But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there…

Review: I really liked this book! The book was wonderfully well written and it has amazing character development. The characters as very well written and I loved our main characters. The interactions felt so genuine and the chemistry was so good! I didn’t even mind that it was a slow burn romance. The world building was also well done and I was intrigued by the plot from start to finish.

The only issue I had with the book overall is that the book had a slow burn romance, which some readers will not like, and the book felt a little cliché here and there. The language was also a bit weird since it felt so modern but the story takes place so long ago.

Verdict: A well done book!

Through A White Wood by Jessica Leake

Disclaimer: I received this arc from a library sale. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

 

Book: Through the White Wood

 

Author: Jessica Leake

 

Book Series: Side book to the Through A Dark Wood series

 

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Diversity: Slavic folklore

 

Recommended For…: dark fantasy and Elsa powers!

 

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

 

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, war, gore, innocent killings)

 

Publisher: HarperTeen

 

Pages: 416

 

Synopsis: Katya’s power to freeze anything she touches has made her an outcast in her isolated village. And when she loses control of her ability, accidentally killing several villagers, she is banished to the palace of the terrifying Prince Sasha in Kiev.

At the castle, though, she is surprised to find that Sasha is just like her—with his own strange talent, the ability to summon fire. Instead of punishment, Sasha offers Katya friendship, and the chance to embrace her power rather than fear it.

But outside the walls of Kiev, Sasha’s enemies have organized their own army of people who can control the very earth. Bent on taking over the entire world, they won’t stop until they’ve destroyed everything.

Katya and Sasha are desperate to stop the encroaching army, and together their powers are a fearsome weapon. But as their enemies draw nearer, leaving destruction in their wake, will fire and frost be enough to save the world? Or will they lose everything they hold dear?

 

Review: For the most part I thought this was a great book. I loved the magic system in it and I loved the use of Slavic folklore. The book had great character development and world building as well.

 

However, the book wasn’t that interesting in my opinion. It was a struggle to get through it. I had to keep picking it up and putting it down. The book didn’t seem to have anything unique or surprising about it.

 

Verdict: It was an ok book.

Sisters of Sword & Song by Rebecca Ross

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Book: Sisters of Sword and Song

Author: Rebecca Ross

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 4/5

Recommended For…: sister bonds, mythology, gods

Publication Date: June 23, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, romance, TW “mind sweeping” which can be eluded to rape in a sense, it’s not but it had a lot of similarities)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 432

Synopsis: After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.

Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.

Review: Overall, this was a great book! The book had great character development and I loved seeing Evadne and Halcyon’s relationship grow and strengthen. The sisters had great character arcs, with one rising in power while the other faltered, and they worked well as a power duo. The writing was absolutely fantastic and the world building was absolutely fantastic.

However, while the book did well to grab my attention in the beginning, it faltered in the middle. I think the book pacing was a bit too fast and I think the book would have been better was two books and just elongated. The middle of the book really did feel like the breaking of “act one” and then “act two” began, which I think would have been great for two books separately.

Verdict: Worth the read!

Sisters of Sword and Song

by Rebecca Ross
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 23rd 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Synopsis:
From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives.
After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.
Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.

Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, lively dog and endless piles of books. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from UGA. In the past she has worked at a Colorado dude ranch, as a school librarian, and as a live-time captionist for a college.

The Boundless by Anna Bright

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Boundless

Author: Anna Bright

Book Series: The Beholder Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Recommended For…: Romance, Adventure

Publication Date: June 9, 2020

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 517

Recommended Age: language, sexism, torture, violence, gore, romance

Synopsis: When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.

But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.

Review: This was a sequel I loved more than the first one! This book had such great character development and world building. The plot was intriguing and I was interested from start to finish. And it had a very solid ending with a great message. I also enjoyed the romance. Love love love this book and series!

My only complaint is that I wish that the main character was more involved in the action scenes but, for her character I don’t think she would be suited to fight.

Verdict: An amazing series! Highly recommend.

BOOK INFORMATION

The Boundless (The Beholder #2)

by Anna Bright
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 9th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

Synopsis:

This breathtaking sequel to The Beholder will take you on a journey into a darkly sparkling fairy tale, perfect for fans of The Selection and Caraval.

When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.

But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41968069-the-boundless

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dS93y9

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boundless-anna-bright/1131753273?ean=9780062845450

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/be/book/the-boundless/id1479403019

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Boundless-Anna-Bright/9780062845450?ref=grid-view&qid=1586011807669&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-boundless-4

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anna_Bright_The_Boundless?id=23CuDwAAQBAJ

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Anna Bright is an indie bookseller by day and an author by night who still gets in trouble for reading when she’s supposed to be doing other things. When not hiding out among books, she loves concerts, roller coasters, and adventures at home and abroad. Anna lives with her husband and cat in a charming cobblestoned neighborhood in Washington, DC, but you can find her online at www.annabrightbooks.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @brightlyanna.

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17310926.Anna_Bright

Website: https://www.annabrightbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brightlyanna

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightlyanna/?hl=en

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Among the Red Stars by Gwen Katz

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Book: Among the Red Stars

Author: Gwen Katz

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Recommended Age: 16+ (romance, violence, gore, death)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 384

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Synopsis: World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up.

Flying has always meant freedom and exhilaration for Valka, but dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. The war is taking its toll on everyone, including the boy Valka grew up with, who is fighting for his life on the front lines.

As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

Review: I really liked this book for the most part. The character development was well done, the plot was intriguing, and the writing was amazing! The world building was also well done and the girl power in this book was great as well!

However, it was kinda weird to pair it with the romance heavy letters between the main character and her love interest. It did liven up the book, especially during the slow moments, but the letters also took the reader away from the moment in my opinion.

Verdict: A well done story from an angle of WWII that you haven’t read a lot about! Definitely a favorite now!

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban for Fantastic Flying Book Tours

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Book: All Your Twisted Secrets

Author: Diana Urban

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 400

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, murder, gore)

Synopsis: “Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.”

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

Review: I really liked this book! It was fun and compelling. The book was fast paced and it was a pretty good mystery!

However, I did think the ending was very long and unnecessary. It was a huge monologue and I didn’t care for it. I also had issues connecting with the characters.

Verdict: Its a great mystery for the most part!

BOOK INFORMATION

All Your Twisted Secrets

by Diana Urban
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

Synopsis:

This thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending.

Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41443369-all-your-twisted-secrets

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aEpsEC

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-your-twisted-secrets-diana-urban/1132090677?ean=9780062908216#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/all-your-twisted-secrets/id1468875105?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/All-Your-Twisted-Secrets-Diana-Urban/9780062908216?ref=grid-view&qid=1579782600601&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/all-your-twisted-secrets-1

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/All_Your_Twisted_Secrets.html?id=Y7adDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

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BOOK AUTHOR

I’m Diana Urban, and I write dark, twisty thrillers for teens including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen, March 17th 2020). When I’m not torturing fictional characters, I’m a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform. Outside the bookish world, I live with my husband and cat in Boston, and enjoy reading, video games, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://dianaurban.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18358167.Diana_Urban

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianaUrban

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianaurbanauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianaurban/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/dianaurban/

Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer

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Disclaimer: I received an e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

 

Book: Frozen Beauty

 

Author: Lexa Hillyer

 

Book Series: Standalone

 

Rating: 4/5

 

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

 

Genre: YA Mystery

 

Recommended Age: 16+ (murder, mental health, mysteries abound!)

 

Publisher: HarperTeen

 

Pages: 368

 

Amazon Link

 

Synopsis: Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

 

Review: I thought this story was haunting and eerie. The book did well to focus on the two remaining sisters and the aftermath of their sister’s death. The character development was well done, the setting was well written.

 

However, I do feel like the book was a bit weird in the dialogue area and in how the characters interacted with each other. I also felt like the book was too slow. It also felt like everyone had a whole ton of issues and it was a bit too much for me.

 

Verdict: It was a great book regardless! Definitely recommend.

BOOK INFORMATION

Frozen Beauty

by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

 

Synopsis:

 

Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

 

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

 

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

 

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43720997-frozen-beauty

Amazon: https://amzn.to/36JLrH9

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frozen-beauty-lexa-hillyer/1130335631?ean=9780062330406#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/frozen-beauty/id1462620537

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Frozen-Beauty-Lexa-Hillyer/9781094116969?ref=grid-view&qid=1580478714113&sr=1-1

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lexa_Hillyer_Frozen_Beauty?id=LgeYDwAAQBAJ

 

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BOOK AUTHOR

Lexa Hillyer is the Founder and President of Publishing at Glasstown Entertainment, an all-womxn creative development and production company located in New York and Los Angeles. She is also the author of Frozen Beauty, Spindle Fire, Winter Glass, and Proof of Forever, all young adult novels published by HarperCollins, as well as the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold from Bona Fide Books. Acquainted with the Cold was the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry and received the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in a variety of journals and collections including Best New Poets 2012, and she has received several honors for poetry. Lexa earned her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She worked as an editor at both HarperCollins and Penguin, before founding Glasstown Entertainment along with New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Oliver. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and their very skinny orange tree.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.lexahillyer.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4530256.Lexa_Hillyer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lexa_Hillyer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexa.hillyer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proofoflex/

 

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Book: A Constellation of RosesAuthor: Miranda AsebedoBook Series: Companion to The Deepest RootsRating: 5/5Publication Date: November 5, 2019Genre: YA Magical RealismRecommended Age: 16+ (TW abuse, language, thieving)Publisher: HarperTeenPages: 336Amazon LinkSynopsis: Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.With lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure, A Constellation of Roses is the perfect companion to Miranda Asebedo’s debut novel The Deepest Roots.Review: Oh my god this book was a masterpiece! I absolutely loved this story and I loved how it was a side story to the wonderful and underrated The Deepest Roots. The author has a gift for speaking in the perfect character tones. The character development was amazing, the world building was solid, and the writing was heartbreaking. This book will make you weep for Trix.The only downside I have to this is that I feel the book could have had more crossovers lol. I’m a sucker for them, so sue me! I would have loved to have a crossover with all of the mains but I think it’s amazing how it is. I’m deeply in love with this series and I would love to see more about this from the author.Verdict: A must read if you like powerful feminist tales with magical powers.

Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

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Book: Five Dark Fates

Author: Kendare Blake

Book Series: Three Dark Crowns Book 4

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: Some small f/f relationship will she won’t she moments

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 17+ (violence, gore, mentions of cutting, suicide TW, mature scenes, backstabbing, sisterly quarrels, and the chance to change the world as you know it)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 452

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Synopsis: After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.

Queen Katharine’s rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.

In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

Review: This book was an absolute rollercoaster. I went from loving Katherine to hating her to loving her and back to hating her. Jules remained my favorite, but even her managed to frustrate me at certain times. Arsinoe and Mirabella also made me waiver in my like for them, but this wasn’t because of a negative reaction I had to the book. In fact, the exact opposite. I think the writing in this book is very strong, the author is definitely talented and Kendare is able to make you feel so many things. The development is still so present and powerful in this book, even though this is the fourth in the series. The world building was also very powerful and Kendare was able to effortlessly paint the picture of this story in my head.

The only negatives I had about the book is that there are a lot of characters. I am grateful for the character list in the beginning but damn it gets confusing when people start switching sides and people die. Thus is the difficult life of a reader who likes epic fantasy. I also didn’t like how Jules didn’t pull the trigger on a specific person and I think that this would have been great to show in the book, but I did like that she didn’t as well… I’m all for rep but I feel that Jules still has a lot of depression and feelings to work through with the death of her lover. I’m conflicted but I think I am supposed to feel that way. Also, this leaves room for more stories in the future that feature just Jules… right Kendare? 😉

Verdict: Overall, a well crafted and satisfying ending to a saga that all of bookstagram was obsessed about for over a year.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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Author: Shelby Mahurin

Book Series: Serpent and Dove Book 1

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, TW for cutting, language, gore, romance, and a sex scene)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 519

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Synopsis: Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two 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 burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

Review: Overall, I thought this book was great. The plot was intriguing, the magic system was amazingly well done, and the world building was magnificient.

However, I had issues with this book. While I thought it was amazing, the opening takes forever to get into. The book doesn’t explain anything at first, it just jumps into the narrative, and while this isn’t a bad thing, it means that your audience is confused and frustrated. The book also has a problem where it relies on the blurb to tell you a bit of the back story, especially for the beginning bits. I don’t like that a book can’t stand without it’s blurb, it shouldn’t be needed in telling the story.

Verdict: It was great, but confusing.