Hello Gemmies! Now that all three covers for Shelby Mahurin's Serpent & Dove series have been revealed, I thought it would be fun to do a series spotlight and cover appreciation post. Each of these covers is cohesive, feminine, and gorgeous, with a hint of danger with the snake motif. I've listed the series reading order below to help get you started.
Series Reading Order:
Book #1: Serpent & Dove
Book #2: Blood & Honey
Book #3: Gods & Monsters
Synopsis of Serpent & Dove from Goodreads:
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.
Synopsis of Blood & Honey from Goodreads:
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 hide.
To elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels, Lou and Reid need allies. Strong ones. But protection comes at a price, and the group is forced to embark on separate quests 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 cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth more than any coven
Synopsis of Gods & Monsters from Goodreads:
Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one.
After a heartbreaking loss, Lou, Reid, Beau, and Coco are bent on vengeance more than ever before—and none more so than Lou.
But this is no longer the Lou they thought they knew. No longer the Lou that captured a chasseur’s heart. A darkness has settled over her, and this time it will take more than love to drive it out.
The Serpent & Dove series is full of magic, creatures, forbidden love, and adventure. Have you read it yet? If not, are you looking forward to reading these gems? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!