{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Serpent & Dove; Keep This to Yourself

Posted March 27, 2019 by Leah in Memes & Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Wishful Endings, where we get the opportunity to talk about upcoming books we’re excited for. It’s inspired by Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine.



{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Serpent & Dove; Keep This to Yourself

Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)

by Shelby Mahurin
Pages: 528
Published on September 3, 2019
by HarperTeen

For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife, and a wicked scar.

Lou’s death would have ended the ancient war between the Church and witches, but Lou refuses to become a martyr. Forsaking her coven, she escapes to the gloomy city of Cesarine and hides her magic as a thief in the criminal underworld. But life in Cesarine has its own dangers. Huntsmen roam the city revered as holy men. Witches burn without trial. And the Archbishop, the Church’s austere patriarch, revels in violence.

As a huntsman, Reid Diggory lives by one verse: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

He's devoted his entire life to eradicating the occult and making his surrogate father, the Archbishop, proud. Finally given the chance to capture a witch of his own, Reid is devastated when a foul-mouthed thief thwarts him—and doubly devastated when she too disappears. Hell-bent on bringing her to justice, Reid vows she won't escape again. But when Lou tricks him into public scandal trying to avoid capture, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Marriage to a huntsman could provide real protection from the witches—if Lou can convince Reid she isn’t one herself. The secret proves difficult to keep as Lou begins practicing magic in secret within the heart of the Church, determined to prepare for her mother’s inevitable return. As time passes, however, Lou discovers yet another danger lurking: her own growing feelings for her husband. But Reid is still dangerous. He’s just as likely to tie her to the stake as defend her if he learns her true identity. With enemies closing in—and more than her own life at stake—Lou must decide who she can trust before it's too late…and she's not the only one with a secret.

Why I’m Waiting: That cover is incredibly beautiful, and the promise of a hate-to-love romance between two warring sides (and a fake marriage to boot!) is the lure that will guarantee I will read this book!



{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Serpent & Dove; Keep This to Yourself

Keep This to Yourself

by Tom Ryan
Pages: 320
Published on May 7, 2019
by Albert Whitman Company

"Breathtakingly chilling...eerie and wholly immersive...A tightly plotted mystery.” Kirkus Reviews starred review

It's been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac's best friend Connor was the murderer's final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he's drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Now nobody—friends, neighbors, or even the sexy stranger with his own connection to the case—is beyond suspicion. Sensing that someone is following his every move, Mac struggles to come to terms with his true feelings towards Connor while scrambling to uncover the truth.

Why I’m Waiting: A YA thriller with a gay MC? Yes, please! I’ve only heard people rave about this book so I need it ASAP!


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6 responses to “{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Serpent & Dove; Keep This to Yourself

  1. Serpent & Dove is on my TBR. Witches, escaping persecution, and accidentally falling in love! Sign me up. I hadn’t heard of Keep This To Yourself, but that sounds pretty dang good, too.

    I’m really looking forward to C.G. Drew’s “The Boy Who Steals Houses,” which is out NEXT WEEK. What even is this? *flails* So close and yet so far still.

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