The Mirror & the Maze by Renée Ahdieh


Original Title: The Mirror and the Maze

Year Published: 2016

Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages: 11

First Sentence: The city burned bright from leagues away.

Goodreads Rating: 4/5


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.

My thoughts:

This is such a nice little companion to The Wrath and the Dawn, and I mean little since it’s only 11 pages long. It is set just moments after the ending of W&D, and is from Khalid’s point of view. It was really nice to see events from his viewpoint and this short story really made me like him more.

I don’t see the point however of just writing something that’s 11 pages long. A novella for me should be at least 40 pages. Otherwise it’s just strange. But this is still good and I did enjoy reading it.

Do I recommend it? 



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