Monday, June 29, 2015

The Moth in the Mirror Review

Book: The Moth in the Mirror
Author: A. G. Howard
Series: Splintered
Standing: Book 1.5
POV: 3rd person by Morpheus and Jeb, past tense
Genre: YA fantasy

Source: ebook novella
Pages: 40 pages
Rating: 4 stars

Blurb: (Goodreads)
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.


One person I can never get enough of is Morpheus. Just the thought of him puts a silly smile on my face.

This ebook tells of Morpheus after Splintered, but it's how Morpheus chooses to experience Jeb's memories during Splintered. We get a look at Morpheus' initial reaction and frustration to Alyssa's love for Jeb, as well as Jeb's dying love for Alyssa.

There are 3 distinct memories that Morpheus visits. We get to see what Jeb goes through between the scenes in Splintered, when he disappears and Alyssa is left alone to be strong and awesome. Some scenes are devastating, but if you've already read the series, then you probably know exactly which event in particular I'm talking about.

I was expecting this to be a bit longer, but I suppose 40 is fair for an ebook novella. The chapters weren't as rich as I wanted them to be, but that's mainly due to the length. I was also hoping there would be more of Morpheus in it, since the title practically screams Morpheus, but oh well. Either way, still a good read, but the actual books are much better in the sense that there's more content, and of course, more Morpheus!


  1. A Splintered novella? Well, that seals the deal for me. I'm adding it to my TBR list :)

    Aeriko @

  2. I've still not got to read this novella! Grrr I'm hoping to finally read it when it comes out to print in December.

    1. Haha, that's fine! Don't worry, there isn't anything major in this one. It's not like you read this, and other events suddenly make more sense. It's just there to give us a slight glimpse into both Jeb and Morpheus' minds ;)