** Caution: minor spoiler alert **
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
You’ll either love this, or totally roll your eyes and call it a day. But if you enjoyed Six of Crows, Twilight or like the enemies to lovers trope then I think you’ll like this one too.
Not gonna lie, there was a bit of eye rolling on my part. As much as I loved the slow-burn romance between Lou & Reid, I also found their union a bit ridiculous..like watching a cheesy, yet addictive daytime soap. It does end up making sense later on in the story, but it was something I also had to overlook. Which wasn’t that hard.
Regardless, I found myself captivated and mesmerized by the storytelling, which is told in alternating POV’s between Lou & Reid. It read very much like a TV series.
Shelby Mahurin really knows how to write a great cast of characters. I loved every single one of ’em, including the ones I hated!
For those of you who have read it, how much did Jean Luc get under your skin? Didn’t you just wanna sucker punch him?!
*gush* And how cute was Ansel? Didn’t you just love him?!!
As thick headed as he was in his beliefs, his heart was way too good!
She was a great female lead. I loved her sarcasm and witty banter with Reid.
She was the kind of BFF you’d want, with beauty other girls would be jealous of.
Evil! Picture the evil queen, Lady Tremaine & Maleficent all in one person.
Tsk tsk..let’s just leave it at that. I don’t wanna say too much or it’ll spoil the story for those who haven’t read it.
My advice/two cents:
– This one is very character driven. The flow is reminiscent of SOC. It may be a tad slow for some to start, but once you get past the first chapter or so, you get sucked right in.
I can’t wait to read the next book: BLOOD & HONEY
Have you read this one? What did you think?
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.