Book Nerds

These ‘Serpent & Dove’ Bookstagrams are Utterly Bewitching

Archives

These ‘Serpent & Dove’ Bookstagrams are Utterly Bewitching

These 'Serpent & Dove' Bookstagrams are Utterly Bewitching

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin is almost here, and we can barely contain our excitement! This brilliant debut (peep that Sarah J. Maas blurb!) has been giving us chills forever, and we’re so pumped to get to share it with y’all.

Speaking of chills, have you guys seen the epic teaser trailers? They’re making it even harder to wait until September 3rd, TBH. And if you’re new to our Serpent & Dove obsession, allow us to introduce this first book in a new duology: in a fantasy world inspired by 17th-century France, Serpent & Dove follows Lou, a witch, and Reid, a witch hunter, who are forced into an impossible situation—marriage. What could go wrong?

Not only does this story have us at the edge of our seats, the stunning cover has our jaws on the floor. Check out these epic bookstagrams of Serpent & Dove!

 

16 Serpent & Dove Bookstagrams

THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BURNING FOR MORE

 

1. From @shelbymahurin, the mastermind herself!

 

2. This crown is everything @libraryinthecountry

View this post on Instagram

If you could get your hands on an ARC of any upcoming DEBUT, which would you choose? ⠀ Let me introduce you to Serpent & Dove by @shelbymahurin, the only right answer. 😂 This witchy read is full of angst and enemies forced into marriage and morally grey characters (who is good!? who is evil!?) oh and THERE IS ONLY ONE BED GUYS. ⠀ I called Shelby the ‘Sorceress of Slow Burn’ the other day and damn if it ain’t true. You must read this book. It’s absolutely one of my favorite reads of 2019. I am DYING for the next one guys. Dig me a hole and kick me in because I am suffering. 😂 ⠀ Really though, this book was absolutely fantastic and you should all preorder it now. And that’s the end of my super dramatic post. 🖤 ⠀ #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklover #bookaddict #instareads #bookblogger #bookish #beautifulbooks #booktag #prettybooks #goodreads #bookdragon #yabooks #fantasybooks #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin

A post shared by Ashlee ≫Library in the Country (@libraryinthecountry) on

 

3. We want to live inside this aesthetic @thebookishbox

 

4. We’re big fans of books matching our nails @coffeeandbookswithali

 

5. @spinatale, we devoured Serpent & Dove too!

View this post on Instagram

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to be gushing over a book that I devoured this weekend. . Serpent & Dove has been tempting me since I first got it. I finally gave in this weekend and this book totally broke my slump! . I absolutely adored the main characters and how they developed throughout the story. They were just brilliantly written and so vibrant. Plus, there’s magic, banter, and some fantastic world-building. I’m so excited for the next book because I can’t find to find out more about everything! . I actually didn’t even notice how long this one was, I just flew through it. The plot was incredibly engaging and entertaining with just enough twists to keep me guessing. . But I must admit that, although everything else was fantastic, the romance was my favorite part. The romance in Serpent & Dove was the best kind of hate-to-love. I just loved seeing their relationship develop and how it challenged each of the characters. . Anyway, if you like YA fantasy, I would highly recommend picking this one up when it comes out in September! There’s also a not insignificant chance that I’m going to be reading it again soon 😂 I’ll leave the summary in the comments so you can check it out! . Thank you to @epicreads for giving out this ARC at @yallwest ❤️ . . #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin #epicreads #harperteen #yafantasy #yafantasybooks #bookreview #spinatalereviews #booksandtea #coverlove

A post shared by Tara Michelle (@spinatale) on

 

6. This glittering shot is everything we need and more @booking_belle

View this post on Instagram

08.06.19 . . . QOTD: Do you know of any authors from your state/providence/etc.? I'm currently reading and LOVING @shelbymahurin's upcoming release, and daaaang, y'all, I'm DYING waiting for September to come. . . . I'm spending today reading, catching up on reviews, and taking bookstagram pictures. So, if y'all need me, I'll be unhappily procrastinating ALL of it. 😅 I'm also going to be going through my clothes to prepare for my upcoming school year, as I'm actually putting an effort into my appearance this time (whhhhhaaaatttt???) 😬 . . . I hope y'all have a great day, today! May all the book feels catch you in good spirits. . . . #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin #harperteen #witches #magic #arrangedmarriage #arc #bibliophile #book #bookaddict #bookaesthetic #bookaholic #bookwarrior #bookworm #bookslut #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booktheme #bookgasm #bookgeek #bookgram #bookblog #bookblogger #booknerd #bookmark #bookish #booklover

A post shared by Belle | XVI | ✝️ (@booking_belle) on

 

7. Shoutout to this epic picture, @caitsbooks!

View this post on Instagram

Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been doing the Disney-A-Thon this month (check out my blog for all the details and my TBR), and I just finished my second book for the challenge- Serpent and Dove!!! ⠀ Oh my god this book. I loved it so much. I don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s over. ⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ If anyone has any recs for a good fantasy with plenty of romance (and maybe forbidden love or enemies to lovers?) let me know!!! Serpent and Dove ruined me so now it’s the only genre I want to read⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Ft. #SerpentandDove by Shelby Mahurin (@shelbymahurin )⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #books #sad #shelbymahurin #serpentanddovearc #debutauthor #bookstagram #book #bookaesthetic #aesthetic #booknerd #bookworm #readersofinstagram #reads #yalit #yafantasy #yahistorical #witches ⠀ ⠀

A post shared by Cait (@caitsbooks) on

 

8. We’re bound to love this bookstagram, tbh @lifeinlit

View this post on Instagram

💬 Happy Sunday! How are you spending your day? 🤗 . My son and I are having a much-needed lazy day! Just hanging out, taking it verrrryyyyy easy. I may even take a nap! 😁 . How gorgeous is this cover?! 🤩 Serpent & Dove by @shelbymahurin releases September 3rd! Is it on your TBR? Thank you to @epicreads for gifting me this ARC copy! ________________________________________________________ 📖Summary: 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. ________________________________________________________ #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin #epicreads #booksaremyfriends #readingmakesmehappy #ilovemybooks #beautifulbookcovers #booklover #bookpage #booksofinstagram #igreads #themagicofbookstagram #thebookstagram #bookstagrammers #hygge #readersofinsta #lovetoread #bookaesthetic #ofquietmoments #booknookstagram #lifestyle #librariesofinstagram

A post shared by 🇺🇸 Lisa ⚯͛⠀ོ☁︎ (@lifeinlit) on

 

9. Get in witches, we’re joining bookish_mai‘s coven

View this post on Instagram

Unpaid Add Hello Friends. What’s your favorite story with Forbidden magic? . . . Thank You @harpercollins360 for sending me a free advanced reading copy of Serpent and Dove 🤩. Sounds super exciting. I’ll leave the synopsis in the comments. It releases September 3 🖤 . . . Tell me about your favorite stories with Forbidden Magic? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophilie #instaread #igreads #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #totalbooknerd #coffeeandbooks #bookcommunity #bookaesthetic #cozyreads #bookishlife #bookishfeed #booksbooksbooks #bookgram #booknerd #autumnvibes #flatlayforever #bookflatlay #readerslife #epicreads #serpentanddove #harperteen #harpercollins . . . . . . . . . .

A post shared by Mai ميّ 🇸🇦 (@bookish_mai) on

 

10. More than a little obsessed with this! @darkfaerietales_

View this post on Instagram

What was your last five star read???? . It feels like it has been quite a while since my last five star read but I’m planning to start Serpent & Dove by @shelbymahurin soon and I have a feeling I’m going to love it. It’s totally my kind of book and I’ve heard it’s really good!!! It will be releasing next month from @epicreads so make sure to preorder a copy!!! . The beautiful candles pictured are from @acourtofcandles use code Faerie for a discount! . #serpentanddove #epicreads #bookworm #bookworms #bookish #kingscage #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #booknerdigans #bookcommunity #booknerd #amreading #bookstagramfeatures #instaread #epicreads #booksbooksbooks #bookgram #bookaesthetic #bookobsessed #cozy #hygge #mybeigelife #roominspiration #vscobooks

A post shared by 🇺🇸Bridget🇺🇸 (@darkfaerietales_) on

 

11. We stan these shelves @myfriendsarefiction

 

12. Prop goals? Prop goals. @laurensbookshelf

View this post on Instagram

✨What’s a book you’re pumped for that releases later this year? I am SO EXCITED that I won a copy of #SerpentandDove in a giveaway 😍 this book is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to read it this month! ✨ 📖 ✨as predicted, I’m at work right now. HOWEVER there was an early morning party and they gave us three boxes of donuts and a pizza when they left so 🤤 The perfect consolation for such a hot day 🙈✨ 📖 ✨#books #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin #books #bookstagram #bookworm #bookish #bookhaul #bookmail #advancedreaderscopy #uncorrectedproof #bookish #bookphotography #sarahjmaas #bookrelease #anticipatedreads #reading #reader #fantasy #yalovin #instabook ✨

A post shared by Lauren (@laurensboookshelf) on

 

13. This picture is a DREAM @debscourtofdreams

View this post on Instagram

"Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay." – 🇬🇧 Magic is hunted and witches are burned–and bent on revenge. Louise Le Blanc gave up her magic when she escaped her coven and fled to Cesarine, a city patrolled by huntsmen who live by one creed: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But after she tricks one of the city's witch hunters into a public scandal, the two are forced into an impossible union–holy matrimony. Lou knows a union like that can only end with a stake and a match. And love makes fools of us all… 🐍🐍🐍 SORRY @shelbymahurin , SORRY BOOKSTAGRAM COMMUNITY BUT YEP, THAT'S ME AGAIN, SPAMMING "SERPENT & DOVE"! AND I REGRET NOTHING! 🤣 I just wanted to say that I finished it, and it is worth all the hype! On a scale from 1 to 10, it definitely gets a 9, which is incredible, being it a debut novel! It was also my first time "working" so closely with an US publishing house, and it's been an honor and an incredible pleasure! (I still can't believe it🖤) "Serpent & Dove" is out September 3rd for @harpercollinsus (@harperteen) You can find my complete spoiler-free review on Goodreads. ❓A book which was out this year that supriserd you? – 🇮🇹 VI GIURO CHE QUESTO È L'ULTIMO POST (PER ORA) A TEMA "SERPENT & DOVE", MA LO VEDETE QUANTO È BELLO?😍🤣 Scherzi a parte, volevo annunciarvi che (YAAAAAAY!) Serpent verrà pubblicato in Italia dalla @harpercollinsit! Non penso si sappia quando, né se cover e titolo rimarranno gli stessi, ma si spera in bene. Intanto lo ho finito ed è stata la mia lettura preferita di aprile (e l'unica che mi abbia preso davvero ultimamente!) Sicuramente un 9 pieno su 10! Mi manca talmente tanto che la voglia di rileggerlo dal cartaceo è parecchia. Intanto nel mondo, nella sua lingua originale, esce il 3 Settembre! È tanto da aspettare, ma vi assicuro che ne vale la pena! ❓Un libro di cui aspettate con ansia la pubblicazione italiana? . . . . . . . . . . . . . #serpentanddove #shelbymahurin #harpercollins #harperteen #epicreads #bookstagramfeature #ilovebooks #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bookaddict #bookclub #amreading #bookphotography #instabook #booknerd #readersofinstagram #bookaholic #instaread #bookgeek

A post shared by Deborah 🇮🇹 | 23💫 (@debscourtofdreams) on

 

14. @thechronicbookworm‘s booksta is making us even more excited for September!

View this post on Instagram

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. Thank you so much @harpercollinsaustralia for sending me a copy, I’m so excited to read it! This beautiful Aelin candle by @theliterarywick smells amazing. What books are you highly anticipating? Hope you are having a great day. 💕 . . SYNOPSIS: Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland. 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. As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage. Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all. Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more. RELEASE DATE: 02/09/2019 . . #Bookstagram #instabooks #booktography #bookworm #bookaddict #bookphotography #bookaholic #booksofinstagram #bookishfeatures #booklove #bookphoto #bookstagramfeatures #bookblogger #bookstafeatures #book #booklove #ausbookishfeatures #serpentanddove #vscoreads #vscobooks

A post shared by Laura 🇦🇺 (@thechronicbookworm) on

 

15. @xenatineSerpent & Dove is at the top of our TBRs, too

View this post on Instagram

What is your favorite book with a witch in it? • Thank you to @epicreads for the free copy of Serpent & Dove. This is one of my current reads and I’m enjoying it so far. • Kiss Me Until I Am Sick of It candle by @acourtofcandles Use my code: xenatine10 to save. • SYNOPSIS OF SERPENT & DOVE 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. . As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage. . Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all. . Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more. *** #harperteen #epicreads #serpent&dove #Serpentanddove #acourtofcandles #witches #witchhunter #shelbymahurin #tbrcart #tbrcartcrew #librarycart #mybookfeatures #yabookstsgram #enemiestolovers

A post shared by Christine Manzari (@xenatine) on

 

16. Rounding out this *epic* list with another stunning shot from @shelbymahurin!

View this post on Instagram

Look at those naked spines! 😍😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been lucky enough to have Serpent & Dove featured in several book subscription boxes, so I’m going to briefly run through them all here: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Indigo Book Box (@hccfrenzy)— This box will include a signed bookplate, handwritten author letter, set of 60 fortune cards, and an exclusive Serpent & Dove snake pin (everyone who requested a pin when I asked about preorder incentives—here it is! 🐍) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Bookish Box (@thebookishbox)— Their September box is themed “Anti-heroes We Adore,” and it will also include a signed bookplate and author letter, as well as an exclusive dust jacket by @monicaaborg. Monica has been posting previews of the artwork to her IG story, and I think I die from excitement every time. The other items in this box are inspired by Manon (Throne of Glass), Jude (The Cruel Prince), and Mia (Nevernight)! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Librarian Box (@thelibrarianbox)— Their September box is themed “Ensnared at the Altar,” and it will include SIGNED COPIES of Serpent & Dove. No bookplates! Other witchy items include a fall candle, piece of jewelry, custom hanging fabric item, fun and unique home item, and tasty treat that’s Lou’s favorite. 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All boxes are available to order now! Serpent & Dove MIGHT also be in a few other boxes I can’t mention, so keep your eyes peeled. 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Barnes & Noble is offering an exclusive edition of Serpent & Dove too! This version includes a bonus chapter of a pivotal scene told from a secondary character’s POV. Who could it be?? 😘 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #serpentanddove #epicreads #harperteen #harpercollins #novelnineteens #bookstagram #bibliophile #amreading

A post shared by shelby mahurin 🌒 (@shelbymahurin) on

 


 

Must reads