I really just wanted something little to read to start the month strong, and this was my choice! It's a small novella based around the finale of 'The Wrath & The Dawn'.
TITLE: The Mirror & The Maze
AUTHOR: Renée Ahdieh
SERIES: The Wrath & The Dawn (#1.5)
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
GENRE: Short Story, Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
RATING: 3/5 Stars
The city of Rey is burning. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone.
But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident.
This short story served as a pretty good reminder of the events of 'The Wrath & The Dawn', and told from Khalid's perspective which was a new set of eyes to view the finale from. But other than that, this didn't really serve much of a purpose. It was incredibly short and didn't really add anything new. It was nice to enjoy some more of Ahdieh's writing though.