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Blood & Honey

(Serpent & Dove #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  7,924 ratings  ·  1,844 reviews
The hotly anticipated sequel to the New York Times and IndieBound bestseller Serpent & Dove—packed with even steamier romance and darker magic—is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

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 w
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
All I need is for Reid, Lou and Big Titty Liddy to be okay.
Serpent And Dove: ★★★★★
✨ A ✨
Me? *glances around; points 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 more we gain, the more 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 a
5/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

Oh wow.
What the bloody hell was this thing I just read? Because oh wow.

Thank 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 pissed off.

That 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 was.

When I thought thin
Chelsea Humphrey
2.5 "Should have been a duology but was extended to a trilogy" stars


No one is more 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 unique glimpses at some of my favorite tropes, a cast of characters with diverse personalities, and a slow burning romance to die for. Jumping into Blood & Honey, I wasn't exactly sure what we would
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PSA: for all of you eagerly waiting for this to be released in a few weeks, please do a reread of ‘serpent & dove.’ you have time. i desperately wish i did - i forgot so much and was confused because of it.

that being said, those who really loved S&D will for sure enjoy this. and those who found S&D to only be okay will probably find this sequel to be disappointing. and heres why.

this is 100% a filler book. nothing really happens! the ending of this sequel leaves the characters in the exact same
alana ♡
“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 more 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 the point.

⁉️For the love of God give me a recap. Do yourself a
Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Buddy read with Laur!!! :)



Mar 22, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
this cover is too much.
TheBibliotheque ♡
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 but feel like Blood & Honey was the one finishing me.

That’s exactly how it feels, at least.

Anyway. If you are anticipating the sequel to the acclaimed Serpent & Dove—the book that has brought back witche
Lia Carstairs
  "Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one."


I trusted you—but you went ahead and broke my heart anyways.😭 You did EXACTLY what I BEGGED you not to do. (view spoiler)
I can't stop crying. This is one of the worst cliffhangers ever.😭😭😭 Fall 2021 is just too far.😓


Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
“I loved her. And if I had to run, hide, and fight for that love, I would. For the rest of my life, I would.”

I stayed up for 6 straight hours reading this and do I regret it? Not one damn bit! Whew, this book sucked me in from the very first page. We are instantly reunited with the characters we grew to love (and maybe even hate) from book one. We are also introduced to a few new characters who I really enjoyed.

I enjoyed the world setting in this book so much. On the run in the woods, a tra
Mary S. R.
Lo and behold: the Middle Book Syndrome strikes again. Sigh. Made for a great playlist (Spotify URL) but oh the mess that this was...

B&H was both better and worse than its predecessor—no longer underdeveloped yet bearing a plot that is hot mess incarnate, sprinkled with lots of filler aaanddd not much of anything else, plus daring to reverse all arcs back to ground zero.

I mean, Reid was practically intolerable.

I enjoyed it (thus the 3 stars that, according to GR, translate to “I liked it”) becau
Lucy Langford
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

”You are a snake. Shed your skin if it no longer serves you. Transform into something different. Something better.”

I cannot even begin to describe my excitement to be back in Belterra and the world of Serpent & Dove. I adored the first book so I was excited to see what this book delivered.

Something that is great about Shelby Mahurin’s witches is that she doesn’t shy away from their sinister magic, and this time we were able to see more of the magic from the Dame Rouge’s. These witches a
Candace Robinson
Serpent & Dove was my favorite book of last year so I was pretty scared to dive into this follow up, to be honest! Yes, there were parts that had me mad, buttttttt I loved it!

Reid's chapters were my favorite. He's my boy! I think what was harder for me to connect with the most was Lou's darkness which seemed to come out of no where since there wasn't much mention of that in the last book. However, I still love her and I still loved her chapters and being in her head. And when she and Reid were o
Cindy ✩☽♔
I mean I'm not mad at the cover, but they do realize it's essentially the same cover right? The color of the snake and title color was simply swapped with the flower backdrop. Oh, plus they made background red lol.
I want it. I want it now! Who do I sell my soul to for it?
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Go check out this review, and more, over on my blog!

Thank you so much to Edelweiss and the publisher for giving me an ARC to read and review. All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.

Quick Stats:
4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Serpent & Dove was one of my favorite releases of 2019, and while I really enjoyed Blood & Honey, it did get hit by the second-book-slump.

“The brotherhood had nev
I'll bite.

Bring on more Coco...

I feel like the Blood Witches are gonna slay!
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, this book was awful, and I’m struggling to justify giving it two stars instead of one. Between the total lack of plot (not an exaggeration; at no point during this entire book is there any semblance of a plot. Nothing fucking happens except people wandering around. I’m almost impressed by the author’s commitment to NOT telling a story) and the terrible characterisation (not a single person stayed in character, the worst of which was Coco, who went from being a funny, capable, menacing ...more
✩ Yaz ✩
3 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️

”I’m a witch, Reid. A witch. I have the power to protect the ones I love, and I will sacrifice anything for them. If that makes me a monster—if that makes me aberrant—I’ll don the teeth and claws to make it easier for you.”

Blood & Honey is the anticipated sequel to Serpent & Dove. A story set in fictional France, where witchcraft and forbidden magic dwell and witches are notoriously hunted by Chasseurs, huntsmen and warriors sworn to the church.

It’s a story of forbidden love between a
Jul 21, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
serpent & dove : 4 stars
blood & honey : 1 star

honestly.. i don't even know how to start this review because i don't think i've ever been this pissed over a book before. i literally don't know how people enjoyed this?? there seriously wasn't one part that i genuinely enjoyed. but,, basically, in this rant review i'm going to talk about how much this book sucked and analyze what went wrong in three different categories : the good, the bad and the ugly.

i'll start out by saying this is literally one
Nilufer Ozmekik
Arrrghhhhk! No freaking way! Here comes my unpopular review and my ear bleeding screams! WTH happened to my adorable characters? Did body snatchers, ruthless doppelgängers take over Reid and Lou’s bodies?

And why did I read a book which is really long to bleed my eyes and create dark circles under them? I don’t have problem to read long stories but when nothing happens during your read, I get out of my patience!

Yes, my friends, 100 pages: nothing happened, 200 pages: still nothing changes, 300
Lucie V.
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
3.5 stars

I missed Lou and Reid's banter too much to rate this book higher! It's one of the things I loved the most in Serpent & Dove, how they would be sarcastic and exasperated at each other, yet we could feel the romance building between them. I laughed out loud many times while reading the first book because of their dialogues, but this part was absent from the sequel.

The story picks up right after the end of Serpent & Dove. Lou, Reid, Ansel, Mme Labelle, Coco, and Beau are hiding in La forêt
Jul 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i shouldn't have read this :)

* should have dropped this book as soon as it was revealed that big titty liddy was a real person and she and big willy billy had a kid together
If this has a Coco POV in it, I'm gonna cry rainbow tears.

Also, if anything bad happens to Reid and Lou, I'm gonna sue someone and spend all my book money on a good witchy lawyer.

Happy release day to this beauty I've been waiting to read for the last 200 years!
alluring B ❄︎
(19/08) DNF
took me 1 whole month to be at 10%. i just don’t care anymore, man.
die, don’t die. up to yall. just leave Big tiddy lady alone.

......did i just get myself an early release??? -yea¿

i wasn’t one of those who adored the first book bUT i guess it was enough to make me want to continue w the series
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After reading: HOLY SHIT.
I -
Star Rating: —> 4.5 Stars

Holyyyyy shitttttt. RTC
Bridey Morris
I'd like to start by saying I read this book instead of studying for finals and it was 100% worth it. Anyways, here's a review:

If Lou weaves magic with golden threads, then Shelby Mahurin weaves it with words. Serpent & Dove is amazing, but Blood & Honey is a masterpiece and everyone should buy at least five copies.

It is intense, thrilling, heartbreaking, and a delight to read. Once this book starts, it DOES NOT STOP. Every chapter brings a plot twist, a new piece of information, a new struggle
☆ sana ☆
thinking back on it, this was more of a 3.5/5.
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Shelby Mahurin grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana, where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn't fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Shelby watches the Office and obsesses over her Twitter feed. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband, semi-feral toddle ...more

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