Parent reviews for Serpent & Dove, Book 1

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Common Sense says

age 15+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

age 18+

Amazing Story, but...

This book is absolutely stunning! It kept me hooked and I did not want to put it down at all. However, this book does contain an explicit sexual scene! If you've read any of the "A Court of Thorns and Roses" books by Sarah J. Maas, this book is extremely similar in terms of language and sexual content. This book didn't have a lot of violence, but when it did, it was fairly graphic. Also, there is quite a bit of language in this book. I don't know why CSM only says it's occasional. There are a lot of instance of the f-word, lots of the s-word, and pretty much any other word you can think of. The main character (Lou) has a pretty filthy mouth, so just be aware of that. Aside from this, the storyline was excellent and the romance was very swoon worthy! Just be aware of the content of this book! As a twenty year old, I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I don't think this is the best book for younger teens (16 or under). There's plenty of other books to enjoy for that audience. (This book should not be considered Young Adult. Instead, it is a New Adult book which means there is more sexual content and for a slightly older audience than a YA book.)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Graphic Sex Scene 18+

I haven't read the entire book, only the sex scene when my daughter told me she skipped a chapter because it had adult content. Holy crap, very adult sex scene... not quite smutty but still quite graphic and not appropriate for young people. 😬

This title has:

Too much sex
age 11+


I don't have enough words to describe how much I loved this book! It was truly incredible. The only thing I think parents should be aware of is the amount of violence in this book. It wasn't that much but if you don't think your child is mature enough yet I would recommend them reading it. BTW this book barely has and sexy stuff in it. The other review said it was explicit but I couldn't find anything to make it so. But overall, the story was awesome and it had so many great characters!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence