When this book came out, I saw a lot of people talking about it. It took me like a year to succumb to the hype and finally pick it up. I am happy to say I enjoyed it a lot!
Serpent & Dove is a enemies to lovers fantasy romance, in my opinion. It is about Lou who barely manages to escape a horrible fate by her own mother’s hand. As a witch, she can’t truly be free since huntsman are everywhere. Reid has devoted his life to getting rid of witches. Their paths cross but to avoid scandal and capture, they end up marrying. Lou has to keep her true identity a secret while also fighting the feelings she starts to develop for her husband and enemy.
This story has a a lot of my favorite tropes, enemies to lovers, fake marriage, a tough guy that is actually kind of soft, and a sassy heroine. If you like one or all of these, then you definitely need to read Serpent & Dove.
Sometimes it felt like it was fast paced and other times it felt like it was taking its time to get to the point. Either way, I read it fairly quick.
One of the many things I enjoyed about this book, was that it was told in Lou’s and Reid’s POV. I can’t help loving reading the two sides of the same story.
Honestly, Lou and Reid’s dynamic was amazing. I loved them more and more as I was reading. Lou is running from her past, although she knows it will soon catch up to her. She was so sassy and I found myself laughing or smiling to things she said or do to exasperate Reid. While Reid at first seemed like a tough and rude guy, he softened to Lou and it was impossible not to love him and care for him.
I also liked the rest of the characters, they were great. But I have a couple of them who were my favorites.
Although I enjoyed the book and the romance and the angst and the world and magic system, I think it was predictable at times. However, it was still very enjoyable even when I knew what was going to happen. It was one of those times in which I was excited to discover my guesses were right.
If you love witches and fantasy romance, you definitely have to read this book. I haven’t read the sequel at the moment, but at least this was a great beginning to a new series, in my opinion.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙