Review: Blood & Honey

Posted 26th December 2020 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Blood & HoneyBlood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Narrator: Holter Graham, Saskia Maarleveld
Also by this author: Serpent & Dove
Series: Serpent & Dove #2
Also in this series: Serpent & Dove
Published by HarperAudio on 1st September 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Supernatural, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 14 hours and 18 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: I bought it
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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 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.

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I LOVED and I mean LOVED the first book in this series. I raved about it for weeks. I thought about it for weeks and I was SOOOO excited for the second book. NOTHING happened in this book. 14 hours and 18 minutes and nothing happened. The story crawled along and by the end, we had barely moved from where we were at the beginning.

I did enjoy meeting other witches and creatures in this book. The world-building is very good and I hope we get more of this in the third book.

Lou and Reed have the angsty will they, won’t they thing going on. Some love this, some hate it with a passion. Me? I’m kinda indifferent. I did want to knock their heads together at points though.

The narrators were of course amazing. I really love these two. They are just the sort of voices that were made for telling stories! I really hope they will be back for the third book.

I really seriously hope that when the third book comes out that this will all make much more sense.

About Shelby Mahurin

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 toddlers, two dogs, and one cat.

Shelby’s favorite books include A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and, of course, Harry Potter.

Her debut novel, SERPENT & DOVE, will release from Harper Teen in Fall 2019, with a sequel to come the following year. She is represented by Sarah Landis of Sterling Lord Literistic.


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