The Moth and the Flame


Title: The Moth and the Flame
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn, #0.25
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Published: January 3, 2012
Edition: ebook
Pages: 374
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ATTENTION: This is a non-spoiler, short review for a short novella.


Despina & Jalal! DESPINA AND JALAL! Ship ship ship ship ship ship ship ship.

During the first book, I wasn’t sure if I liked their relationship or not, but now that everything has been explained, I AM TOTALLY FOR THEIR RELATIONSHIP. I hope that they end up with each other.

This novella explains how the couple met, how they fell in love, etc. Basically, it’s their backstory.

And it’s absolutely amazing.

It’s slightly longer than the other novellas, but it’s the perfect length. I hope maybe one day after the whole series is over Renée Ahdieh will create a spin-off series about these two.

Despina is your no-nonsense kind of maid. She doesn’t have any illusions about having a Prince Charming save the day. She’s independent, sarcastic, and to-the-point.

Jalal is the captain of the guard and Khalid’s cousin. He’s cocky, and used to having girls fall at his feet.

Except Despina isn’t like normal girls.

The novella starts during the time that Khalid had his first wife. Despina was her handmaiden, and you get to see little bits and pieces of the female who started it all.


I rate this book 4.5 / 5 BBC Sherlock heads.



Until next time….


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