Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel.But this year, there's a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards st...


Details Girls of Paper and Fire

TitleGirls of Paper and Fire
ISBN9780316561365
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherJimmy Patterson Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Lgbt
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Reviews Girls of Paper and Fire

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    2018-08-01
    [Sappho’s voice] Sweet mother, I cannot weave, slender Aphrodite has overcome me with longing for a secret warrior-assassin-goddess and her rebel girlfriend!! So, what's this book about? In Ikhara, the world our protagonist Lei inhabits, there are three castes: Moon, the reigning caste that is entirely demon; Paper, the downtrodden caste that is wholly human and Steel, who are endowed with both demon and human elements. Every year, the Moon cas...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-09-25
    We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we're given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable.And there is a fire catching among us. I mean, I think I knew this had My Exact Vibes from the first time I heard of it. so perhaps it’s not the biggest shock in the world that I really, really liked this, but still - this book dese...
  • Melanie
    2017-12-29
    🔥 Preorder Swag: Submit your proof of purchase by November 5, 2018 HERE! (US Only, I'm sorry!)ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review. “We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we're given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us.” Once I heard that this was an ...
  • Emily May
    2018-05-15
    We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable.And there is a fire catching among us. This was SO MUCH MORE than I expected. Girls of Paper and Fire is a lush fantasy story that goes to some extremely dark places. The light amid this darkness is the central f/f romance that evol...
  • may ➹
    2017-12-29
    I don’t want an easy life. I want a meaningful one. I don’t think I can ever describe just how much this book means to me, but as soon as I’d heard that this book actually existed, I knew I needed it in my life. And I’m so happy that it’s getting all the hype, because this book is gorgeous and beautiful and a story we all need to read and listen to.In this world called Ikhara, there are three castes, and a Demon King who rules them all...
  • Lola
    2018-08-21
    In Lei’s world, demons rule over mortals and she, a Paper girl—the lowest of the casts—has no power whatsoever. Until she is sent to serve the king—in bed, mainly—and creates allies. She then realizes she might just have power after all and be meant for more than bedding the enemy. The problem is that dear Lei feels too much. She lets her emotions show on her face at all times and reacts without thinking first. She gets in trouble becau...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    2018-07-26
    4.5 Stars ”We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us. You know that special pain that comes when a book with an amazing premise fails to live up to expectations? Now imagine the exact opposite. THAT was this book for me. That special ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2018-03-15
    Wow wow wow. This book was so intense and amazing. I’m still processing how I feel about it. I absolutely loved it though.
  • Natasha Ngan
    2018-02-05
    Yes, I'm totally biased. But guys, this really is the book of my heart. As I say in my author note: The story within these pages is a work of fiction, but also a work of love. The world I created in Ikhara has been heavily inspired by my experiences growing up in Malaysia, a country with a dense mix of cultures, and also as a person of mixed ethnicity. As such, it’s a bit of a hybrid—like me. I feel extremely lucky to come from a multicultura...
  • Yusra ✨
    2018-03-27
    hOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL I AM IN TEARS THE CLIFFHANGER IS TOO MUCH --------------------------------------wow, this is EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2018-06-25
    Release date: November 6, 2018Yeah, this is easily one of the best YA releases of 2018... The year might be only halfway over but I'm 100% fine calling it now. Absolutely everything about this book was incredible. The worldbuilding & writing were absolutely gorgeous, mesmerizing, enchanting — whatever enthusiastic term you can think of would totally fit. The story was SO easy to read and get invested in... it just flowed effortlessly. Sometime...
  • Lena
    2018-08-08
    ARC provided by the best bookstore in the world, RJ Julia's in CT!!!Girls of Paper and Fire is the first book in a new YA Fantasy series featuring elements from the Asian culture as well as representing the lesbian community where girls are taken as sex slaves for an evil demon king.I honestly couldn't be happier about everything that is this book and I certainly wasn't expecting this to be a soul crushing read. I had no idea about the two lovers...
  • Emma
    2018-04-15
    this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and let me tell y'all IT DOES NOT DISAPPOINTmy full review will be posted closer to the release date but !! mark your calendars pals, you need this sapphic Asian fantasy debut in your life!!!CW: animal death, sexual assault and rape, amisic language (Feel free to message me for more details if any of these are triggers for you/stuff you'd rather be warned about. ❤)~~~~~I AM HOLDING AN ARC...
  • Natasha
    2018-02-07
    Review on my blog • Twitter • Instagram Rep: Asian mc, f/f romance Content warnings: rape, violence I received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewGirls Of Paper and Fire was an amazing read. It introduces the reader to a unique and complex world. The book is for fantasy for sure, but it is introduced in a unique way. In this world, demons exist and they are in the shape of animals. The world is split ...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    2018-09-25
    I absolutely love Natasha's writing! I could totally see every place and thing she described, close to imagining the texture of fabrics and look of food. I totally lost myself in the Asian-inspired world she created and adored every second of it. I could feel how she knows what she's describing herself, which made her world and story feel all the more real.As for the characters? Pretty much the same. Lei felt like a solid, fleshed-out character t...
  • madeline h. ✶ (semi hiatus)
    2018-09-01
    SCREAMING FOREVER THIS WAS AMAZING AND PAINFUL AND I NEED THE NEXT BOOK !!
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-06-01
    4.5 starsThis was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I'm so happy to say that I loved reading Girls of Paper and Fire. It was so luxuriant and amazing and well-developed, I had an amazing time reading, and am so sad I wasn't able to meet Natasha at Book Con. *cries in book*But really. Girls of Paper and Fire is everything you could ask for. But one of my favorite parts was definitely the rich worldbuilding. Natasha's worldbuilding ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    2018-08-14
    This arc provided by Little Brown and Jimmy Patterson Books in exchange for an honest review.This book was pitched to me as an Asian inspired f/f romance set inside an oppressive palace where she's forced into the King's service. There she dares to find hope in her horrible situation and even to find love. Man, did it deliver. "Our feelings. Our thoughts. None of them will ever be able to control the way we feel. Our minds and hearts are our own....
  • mahana ✧
    2018-07-11
    full review on my blog ✧ 4.5 stars ARC kindly provided by Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review. Content/trigger warnings: graphic animal death (beginning of chapter 3), sexual assault and abuse (this is a recurring theme throughout the novel so I highly recommend you don't read this if you would be triggered by this)Representation: full cast of Asian characters, f/f romance Ratings aside, I understand and acknowledge how extremely...
  • Julie
    2018-03-03
    My official review:"Get ready to be pulled into a lush, magical world, where two concubines must hide their forbidden love if they want to survive the Demon King's treacherous court. A fiery, spellbinding read."