Swooning in The Moth and the Flame

The Moth and the Flame by Renée Ahdieh




Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling (1001 Nights)
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Published: March 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40 {e-book}

Original review on Goodreads

The Moth and the Flame

This was everything that I needed it to be and more. I was so excited with this coming out that as soon as I saw a little notification popping up to say my pre-order was ready I pounced on my iPad and read the whole damn thing right in between breakfast and me leaving for uni. Which is a feat that you should definitely be applauding me for. Despina is just THE BEST character and I love how sure of herself she is – it’s brilliant. Side note: the title of this book is perfect. After finishing The Wrath and the Dawn she was the character that I most wanted to learn more about and VOILA. Here we are. Finally.

I could probably screech about this all day but let’s try and keep this short. This is book #0.25 (despite being release after #0.5 *headache*) and it’s the story of Despina and Jalal – YOUR FAVOURITE SHIP EVER. We get to learn about their relationship and how they first encountered each other in this palace of curious people. Not to mention we get an entire 40 pages of being inside Despina’s head, which will probably be the best thing that you experience in your day.

It’s short and sweet, and serves a good purpose of building up the characters surrounding our main duo in the main storyline. And it also helps prevent me from going insane as I wait in the most impatient manner possible for the release of The Rose and the Dagger. If you’ve read book one and liked it then I cannot express how much you should definitely read this. If you love Despina then this is not to be missed. I have no bad words to say about this novella and I flailed about this all day telling anyone who would listen that this is a great book and they need to read the series because I said so. AND THAT INCLUDES YOU!


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 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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