{Book Review} The Moth in the Mirror (Splintered #1.5) by A.G. Howard

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{Book Review}  The Moth in the Mirror (Splintered #1.5) by A.G. HowardThe Moth in the Mirror by A. G. Howard
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)on October 22nd 2013
Pages: 40
Format: eBook
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An original ebook-only novella in the Splintered series, told from the points of view of both Jeb and Morpheus. Morpheus wants to know more about his rival for Alyssa's affections, so he digs into Jeb's memories of his time in Wonderland. But he may be surprised by what he finds.

This brand-new story and perspective from A.G. Howard's dark, magical world stands alone, but also provides a tantalizing glimpse of what's to come in Unhinged, the sequel to Splintered.

Splintered followed Alyssa on her journey through Wonderland, but The Moth in the Mirror offers readers a glance into Jeb’s mind as he traveled through the mystical land, and what happened to him when he was separated from Alyssa.

“’She’s my best friend.’… ‘I love her.’… ‘Yes, I would die for her.’”

First, don’t read this novella if you haven’t read Splintered, because major events that take place in the first book of the series are only told through different eyes in the novella, with a few changes in the setting.

I enjoyed reading the parts of their Wonderland adventure that weren’t accounted for, because they had been separated. The novella opened with Morpheus, who wanted to look into Jeb’s lost memories from Wonderland in an attempt to discover his weakness. Not only did this allow readers to understand Jeb more, but Morpheus as well. For instance, instead of picking directly where the first book left off, it was six months later, and I am curious to know why Morpheus picked then to delve into Jeb’s mind, since I haven’t read the second book yet. As always, Morpheus was hiding something, and he will not reveal his secrets until he is ready to do so.

“Romance wasn’t fair. Nor was it a game. It was war. And, as on any other battlefield, compassion and mercy had no place there”

This is a wonderful addition to the story, and if anything, makes me anxious to return to Wonderland even quicker than before.

Moriah (1)

About A. G. Howard

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A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. Her pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

SPLINTERED & UNHINGED, books 1 & 2 of her urbanized /gothic Alice in Wonderland series, are now available from Amulet Books. Book 3, ENSNARED, launches 2015.

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