View thoughts PSA for all of you eagerly waiting for this to be released in a few weeks lease do a reread of serpent dove you have time weeks Killer Games please do a reread of serpent dove you have time 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 willrobably 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 osition as the ending in the first book sure little
happen throughout 500 ages you new characters you learn a little bit about the world and magic system and you see loureid together but there is no rogression to the overall storyplot so for those of you who are like me and enjoyed SD just for the sake of enjoying the storycharactersworld i think you will find this seuel to be leasant 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 Cocksure 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 600ages of absolutely nothing happening but Reid and Lou fighting The Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, 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 llrobably check out the last book to wrap things up I have no desire to be mean in this review so I ll just 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 Porto Bello Gold publisher forroviding my review copy I received this complimentary ARC from the ublisher 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 I have finished Blood Honey And I can t help 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 ossession 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 just 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 The Three Lives of Sonata James publisher in exchange for an honest review. Cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth than any covenThe hotly anticipated seuel to the New York Times and IndieBound bestseller Serpent Doveacked with even steamier romance and darker magic is erfect for fans of Sarah J Maa. Ading a cliffhanger is met with a sigh of relief because at Least The Book Is the book is overAnd there you have it friends To say I m bummed is definitely an understatement I really wish that this just been Kaki vojaki: roman v rimah in slikah published as a duology and not dragged into a trilogy because this had so muchotential and lived up to none of it br w Sol TheBookishKing Thank you HarperTeen for sending me an e ARC in exchange for a honest reviewBlog Twitter BYE Me glances around oints 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 have just 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 artner up with the daughter of La Dame des Sorci res and her husband the former captain of the Chasseurs While running from their enemies and seeking allies Lou and Reid are also running from the things that haunt them Reid s new found ower the death of his atriarch Lou almost being murdered by her own mother again to name a few There is nothing comfortable about our situation This sort of magic the sort that balances life and death on a knife oint reuires sacrifice Nature demands balance Advice lease reread SD before starting this book It will be highly confusing because we jump straight into the story with no explanation And until Bear Boy publishers normalise recaps at the beginning of books hint hint it s up to us to refresh our memoriesHere s what I loved it had the same addictive writing heart warming friendships that melted my heart cute banter great character development introduction of Blood witches werewolves new and awesome characters also a travelling troupe we learn about the magic systemI truly enjoyed reading this It was fun and the character development was great Though Lou and Reid s relationship issues did start to bother me after a while even though it really did make sense and I get that they both have things to deal with I just wanted them to be okay with each other But maybe that s because I want them to be happy so badly There were times I wanted to scream at them COMMUNICATION IS KEYY GUYSCoco and Ansel are as always my favourite munchkins And I even started to like Beau To be honest I found his addition to the crew in Serpent and Dove to be somewhat random But he s grown on me When it was announced that Serpent and Dove will no longer be a duology like we were all lead to believe someeople were ecstatic Yes That means we get of this beautiful story and these awesome characters What s not to love Right However this also means that they are Black Women in White America purposefully stretching out a story that does not need to be stretched out I love me a trilogy but some stories do not reuire that extra book Because then we end up with the dreaded Second Book Curse You know what I m talking about The one where basically nothing happens The filler book Alas this was the case with Blood and Honey Like I said I enjoyed this book It has many of the elements that I loved from Serpent and Dove But when I look back at the book as a whole I realise that nothing much happened to move thelot along and our characters are basically where they began What I m Worlds Beyond The Poles pointing out will not bothereople who will read this book in a few years time when they can binge all the books in one go But right now where I m sitting it s highly frustrating knowing that once again we re waiting for the next book when this book hardly did anything to satiate us sighTowards the end things started to ick up and get even interesting The ending was stares into cameraI really can t talk about it without getting upset So I ll just leave it at that I hope no one is dissuaded from reading this book I don t even know how to ut into exact words that I loved this buuuut felt like it wasn t necessary My hopes for the last book is that it makes up for this one This is still one of my favourite series and I think Shelby will step up her game and blow us away Rating 35 stars Pre Read July 2019Somewhere in an alternate universe there is a Me with a copy of this book in her hand She s a lucky bitch My reviews ofBook 1 Serpent and DoveBook 3 Untitled re re. Id need allies Strong ones But rotection comes at a rice 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. .THINGS HAPPEN THROUGHOUT 500 PAGES YOU
55 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf Oh wowOH WOWWhat the bloody hell was this thing I 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 issed 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 It felt like I was scared for my own life like I was the on the run constantly hunted down the bounty being on my own retty headThe Ones and Zeroes 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 Thelot thickens because from now on the amount of secrets that are fogging up the entire lot is about to go into overdriveThe story gets darker rushed excruciating at some oint and everything you have to do is sit there and sweat because that action is heart Kluge 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 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 absolute flop I ll be completely honest that going into this I was not expecting to enjoy it than Serpent Dove but I also wasn t expecting to want this to be over so badly while reading it So where did it all go wrong you ask Let s just get straight to theoint For the love of God give me a recap Do yourself a favor and either reread Serpent Dove before Hugh Hefner's Playboy, 6 Volumes (Collectors) picking this up OR try to find a spoiler filled review to recap the events in book one for you Blood Honeyicks up The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources pretty much right where book one left off and gives you little to no refreshers For a good majority of this book my head was spinning as I tried to recall the details of the first book and that definitely dampened my reading experience If you need an example at the very end of the book there s alot twist that involves a character I legitimately had zero recollection of needless to say Google was my best friend while reading this Where are my favs The characters in this book felt so off Granted after how the last book ended character growth was bound to happen However this was like character regression Reid and Lou felt like entirely different characters not the ones I fell in love with in the first book and it got to the oint that I actually started to dislike them and become invested in the side characters Get to the oint The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820 (Burt Franklin ,) please This baby comes in at over 500agesand nothing worthwhile happens until about the last forty or so Menace of Club Mephistopheles pages It took me well over a month to read this because it truly felt as if the story was going no where Tout it bluntly this book is just filler and it absolutely should have stayed a duology No love here I loved the romance between Reid and Lou in the first book that slow burn enemies to lovers type of love just fuels my soul Obviously since their feelings for one and another had been declared and were out in the open I knew it wouldn t be the same but I wasn t expecting it to be so lackluster For the first 10% of the book I was here for it because I was just so happy to be back with these characters but then as the rest of the story went downhill so did the romance Reid is emo We all know Reid is one extra soft boy But in this one I don t even have the words to describe how weird it was to hear him moping around for the entirety of this book Even the cliffhanger couldn t save it As mentioned above this book is no longer a duology but will now be a trilogy so yes this ends on a cliffhanger Is it a big one Yes Do I care Not one bit It s kind of sad when that huge haha gotcha moment of re. 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.