[Book Review] The Moth In The Mirror (Splintered, Book 1.5)


The Moth In The Mirror

(Splintered, Book 1.5)

A.G. Howard

What rating would you give it?
5++++++++++++++ of 5 Stars

What did you think of the book?

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror!
I’m askin’ him to chaaange his ways
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and make a… CHANGE!”

Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson

Oh yeah, baby. You know you wanna rock out to a little MJ while reading this book. Certainly wanna burst into song seeing the title. XD I know I did (and still do!) XD

The Moth In The Mirror is an insert novella taking place between Books 1 and 2 of the Splintered series by the lovely A.G.Howard. It follows Morpheus – our favourite, unpredictable Netherling – as he shifts through the lost memories of a certain human knight (Jeb) and re-evaluates his plan to win over Alyssa and get rid of the competition. As the title and the song suggests – our moth must look at himself and decide to either make the necessary changes to tilt the scales in his favour or continue on his current path with a gaping hole in his chest that only Alyssa can fill.

As far as the story goes, readers will definitely need to read the books in order, if they want to understand and fully grasp the implications and motivations of the characters in this novella, and all the books to follow.

Cover is GORGEOUS. But then again, so are ALL of the covers in this series. I mean, have you seen them?

Splintered Series Final covers

But back to my review. What I loved most about this read was how obviously the events in it effect and change Morpheus in Unhinged (book 2 of the series) and how Morpheus worked to incorporate himself into Alyssa’s (and Jeb’s lol) world.

I feel for him, man. I am laying down every card and praying to every deity and cosmic power out there that Alyssa chooses and ends up with him. There is something about his character that is so compelling and genuine even in its twisted, manipulative Netherling way that matches so perfectly with Alyssa… If she would only open her eyes to see.

P.S. – (SPOILER) And from what I’m gathering of the final book’s title “Ensnared,” my prayers may just be answered. Maybe.

Would you recommend this book?


Oh, most definitely. I mean… it’s likely my #1 re-read of the year!

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: eBook
Pages: 40
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytales Retold,
Twisted Fairytales, Romance,
Novella/Short Story, Magic, Alice
In Wonderland retelling
Age: Young Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Bought
Challenge: 2014 Good Reads Reading Challenge (100)



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