Blood & Honey

Blood & Honey

By: Shelby Mahurin
Published: 2020
Pages: 528
Series: Serpent & Dove #2
Challenge: Alphabet Soup

Goodreads description:

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.


Review:

I try not to review books that aren’t the first in a series, especially if I didn’t review the first. But I’m determined to stay on top of reviews. Also, Serpent & Dove, the first in the series, was mentioned in my 2020 End of Year Review with Lou and Reid being the One True Pairing of the Year. I don’t take my OTP lightly and I’ll be honest, I was so disappointed in Blood & Honey that I’m taking back my OTP! Lou and Reid are definitely not going to make that category in 2021.

I was pleasantly surprised with the first book and awfully disappointed in the second. There was so much angst, so much of the same mistake being repeated over and over, so much stupidity and things that didn’t make sense. This was a book that could easily have been half the size. I feel like the author was dragging it out just to be able to make a third in the series.

Have you read these two books? If so, what did you think?


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