I spent the first 40% of Lore undergoing constant “WTF” moments in which all my hype from the absolutely thrilling premise I read prior to turning to page one… was being utterly demolished chapter by chapter. I can honestly say, for the first 40% of the book, I had no clue what to think other than shock at how much the synopsis had lied to me in a way no other synopsis has to this date.
While many people have mixed opinions on Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin, I absolutely loved all aspects of this witchy, romantic fantasy! The beginning was filled with French terminology and difficult to interpret names that took a little getting used to. However, after a couple chapters, the terminology cut back. And what little jargon remained was easier to interpret and to read without getting too caught up in it.