Title: The Moth in the Mirror (Splintered #1.5)
Author: A.G. Howard
Published by: Amulet Books
Released: October 2013
Summary: Morpheus is a little mad he didn't win Alyssa's heart and lost out to Jeb. But, the best way to understand your enemy is to get inside their head. Morpheus decides to view some of Jeb's key memories while he was in Wonderland. In this supplemental novella in the Splintered series, experience was was happening in Jeb's head while he and Alyssa were separated in Wonderland and get a little hint of what Morpheus plans to do next.
My Thoughts: This was alright. I wasn't the biggest fan of Splintered, but because I'm weird, I have this sick urge to push myself through the series. I'm curious to see if it gets better and I guess see the eventual end.
This novella is an added extra that doesn't necessarily need to be read in order to understand the events in the series. It's just an extra that lets the reader experience certain events from Splintered in Jeb's POV.
I'm just kind of ehh on the whole novella. I guess it was nice getting to experience some scenes that were absent from Splintered. And I guess it was fun getting a little of Jeb's thoughts while he was in Wonderland. I'm a bigger fan of Jeb than I am of Morpheus. Morpheus so far has been kind of creepy, a liar, and a jerk. That's further solidified in this novella, with how he delves into Jeb's memories in order to find a way to take him down.
I think one of my issues with this series so far is that Wonderland is too weird. And this novella had that same weirdness. Now I'm not against strange, different worlds, but I think there needs to be a balance. Not everyone we meet or everything we see has to be strange. I just feel like the author constantly tries to one-up herself on how strange she can make it. I'm just not the biggest fan of that.
So in conclusion, this novella was just okay for me. I don't think you need to read it in order to enjoy the series. It was good to hear from Jeb, but questionable as to why we were even viewing his memories. I'm not a Morpheus fan so far, I hope he crashes and burns on his deceitful actions to win Alyssa's heart and his plans to get her to Wonderland for good.
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3/5
A little unnecessary extra and Morpheus is a jerk.