Most Anticipated Reads of March 2021

Morning, readers!

This new month will be hard on your wallet and bank accounts, people. So strap in for a great reading month!

I haven’t included all of the upcoming titles for the month, but these ones are my most anticipated books. I hope you enjoy the post!

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Most Anticipated Reads of January 2021

Morning, readers!

I haven’t done a Most Anticipated Reads post in months! So I thought I’d bring it back for the new year.

Many new books are releasing in January. But this list isn’t complete though. But I’ve picked the hotly anticipated novels.

I hope you enjoy!

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Most Anticipated Reads of October 2020

Morning, readers!

October is one of my favourite months of the year. It doesn’t matter if it’s because of all the scary movies or the books. I just love October. I am living in this moment, and I cannot wait to get to these books.

Of course, this list isn’t complete, so you may not find your most anticipated book of October. But here are my top picks of the month!

I hope you enjoy the read.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2020

Morning, everyone!

I wish September was a better month for me and my family, but it hit more bumps than anything else. So I hope the new month is better!

At the end of last month, I took some time to deal with everything, so I hope that blogging gets back on track. I’ve missed you all.

I hope you enjoy the post.

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Most Anticipated Reads of September 2020

Morning, readers!

So I haven’t done a Most Anticipated Reads post in quite some time. I haven’t felt up to blogging lately. But I am back with a new post.

September is another wild month with new releases. So your bank account won’t be too happy any time soon! Now, this list isn’t complete, but they are the most anticipated.

Enjoy the post!

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Most Anticipated Reads of December 2019

Morning, readers!

I almost planned not to do this post since many of the choices for December aren’t on my TBR list. However, I knew others would be interested in seeing what made the final cut.

So even though my plans have changed, the post will be short and sweet. Don’t worry about it being long. It’ll be a quick and easy read!

Now let’s get to it, shall we?

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Review | Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Published by: HarperTeen

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Witches

Page Count: 528

Rating: 5/5

Source: Purchase

Goodreads | Indigo | Amazon CAN | Amazon US | Book Depository


Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.


“I loved her. Despite everything. Despite the lies, the betrayal, the hurt…I don’t know if she returned that love, and I didn’t care. If she was destined to burn in Hell, I would burn with her.”

You can set my pyre on fire. I’ve found my new enemies-to-lovers fave. All I needed to know is that a witch and a witch hunter fall hard for each other. Then I’m hooked. But if you’re looking for a filthy but perfect romantic fantasy, Serpent & Dove is your book! I fell for this book. It took me weeks to dig through my emotions and thoughts. Shelby’s debut novel may be one of my favourite reads of 2019. And I wasn’t expecting such a reaction though.

Shelby crafts convincing, endearing main characters who make you invested in their journey and struggle. While the plot is a solid read, I believe the characters are what makes this debut. Louise le Blanc, a witch who abandoned her coven, makes me laugh, cry, and squeal. Yes, squeal! Her mouth is dirtier than mine. And I adore how she has survived so much. She’s ruthless, but she’s universal.

Shelby’s storytelling gives you a unique outlook into Lou’s and Reid’s inner thoughts. Each chapter offers up a stronger understanding of these multi-faceted characters who were pawns in a larger game. Reid Diggory, the holiest witch hunter I’ve ever read, may be my next love. Seeing him evolve from a naive boy into a male of worth is one of the best character developments I’ve seen lately.

The romance and the writing follow at a close second. I cannot separate them since they work together beautifully. This love story will break your heart. The writing and storytelling will keep you fighting through the pain. The hype is strong yet real, so don’t let that worry you though. Serpent & Dove is a superb debut worth the read.

“Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from you.”
“Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay.”

Most Anticipated Reads of October 2019

Morning, bloggers!

You’re glad a new month has arrived, yeah? I am. I think the last one killed my bank account and any savings I had left. Now October isn’t as bad as September with new releases, so at least we bloggers and readers can easily take a collective sigh and breather.

Thankfully, this month doesn’t have many titles I’m interested in. But I thought you might like these. Enjoy reading, everyone!

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