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Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

June 3, 2020
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove feels as though it has been a permanent fixture in the book community for years. In reality, it was only published last year. I think it feels that way because it was part of the YA snake debate. Cover design aside I've found a new favourite book.  When I first started reading this I was aware of the differing opinions. Some people reaaaaally hated this…

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The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…