|The Moth and the Flame|
(The Wrath and the Dawn 0.25)
by Renee Ahdieh
"Instead he came across a girl with a decidedly pensive gaze. A girl with an empty silver tray dangling from one hand. When a ray of afternoon sun struck its surface, the flash of light drew him toward her, like a moth to a flame."So very much similar to a moth to light, I was drawn to read about the Jalal and Despina's love story. I wanted to see how the captain of the royal guard and a handmaiden fell in love.
I do enjoy a good love story, but this one was a bit short to tell if sparks flew between these two. It seem more as though it was a cat and mouse game in the beginning, but it later something more.
The fun part was actually getting into Despina's head. Ever since I read the Wrath and the Dawn, I have been intrigue to know what was underneath her mysterious demeanor. Then in the Moth and the Flame, I got a glimpse into her mind. She possesses a strive to better herself and try to keep her emotions in tact, especially when it comes to the handsome Jalal, but we all know we cannot help ourselves to matter of the heart.
Every love story has a beginning and this belongs to Jalal and Despina.
Rating: 3/5 stars