Review #1

Title- Serpent & Dove

Rating– 5/5

Genre- Fantasy

POV- first person, past tense, alternating 2 points of view

Trope- Enemies to Lovers


Lou- stubborn, strong willed and magical

Reid- a religious Chasseur whose entire purpose is to rid the world of witches and magic


Louise le Blanc lives in the city of Cesarine, living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.


I love how Shelby writes, clear, concise & it flows beautifully. No complaints


The first half she didn’t have much of an objective, but she was more assertive with agency the second half.

Best part-

Strong witch heroine. I loved her personality.

What I’d change-

I’d take out some Bible verses, sometimes it was a bit much.

Pg. 306 – perfection
Pg. 418- brought everything together & got me really excited! Raising the stakes!

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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