I’ve finished the book, but I’m unable to tell who exactly is the serpent and who is the dove.
Did the author mean Lou is the serpent, as she is a heathen? And Reid is the dove cuz he never swears? If so, I hardly think Lou would be snake like.
Or does she mean witches are serpents and witch-hunters are doves? I’m not sure I agree with this parallel either, despite being a god-fearing woman.
The first parallel seems more like it. I agree the book had me hooked. I WANTED to finish it, to find out how it ends. May I just say though, the ending did not pack a punch, so to say. Parts of it were a bit expected, *spoiler alert* like the fact that Reid’s mom was a witch and Lou was the Archbishop’s daughter. I mean I didn’t exactly get it right, I thought Reid’s mom was a witch yes, but thought the archbishop would be his father. And took Lou to be the daughter of the King, hence the line ends with her dying, or something like that.
I would really have appreciated more banter, between Ansel and Coco, Ansel and Lou, Reid and Lou, Reid and Jean Luc.. the book was too thick and yet too short. It almost seemed like it ended just as soon as it began. Which I’d say is a sign of a good book.
Nevertheless, I rate this book a 3.5/5 which is rating it quite high in my opinion.
Lesson learnt – not all witches are bad and not all witch Hunters are good. 🤷🏻♀️ Wanted a more inclusive lesson, something that makes the reader wonder at themselves.
Anyhoo, it was a good read, fun, light, cute at times. I wasn’t touched to tears though, at the sad parts, and that’s saying something, as I cry at the drop of a hat!