Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

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 demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched...


Details Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

TitleGirls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)
ISBN9780316561365
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherJimmy Patterson Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, LGBT
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Reviews Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    2018-08-01
    [Sapphos 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 castes...
  • 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 its not the biggest shock in the world that I really, really liked this, but still - this book deserve...
  • Emily May
    2018-05-15
    We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title were 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 evolves...
  • Melanie
    2017-12-29
    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 ownvoices Asian inspired fantasy world where two girls, who are forced to be concubines to a demon king...
  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    2018-11-10
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI am so cheesed off right now that I'm having trouble putting my fury to (virtual) paper. This is CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE all over again. People were singing this book's praises for being diverse!fantasy featuring not just a heroine of color, but a heroine of color who was a lesbian. How could this be bad? I asked myself. The advance reviews were great, and almost unanimously positive. It ...
  • may ➹
    2017-12-29
    I dont want an easy life. I want a meaningful one. I dont think I can ever describe just how much this book means to me, but as soon as Id heard that this book actually existed, I knew I needed it in my life. And Im so happy that its 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. Theres Paper:...
  • Cindy Pham
    2019-05-20
    Update: The more I think about this book, the more I think an accurate rating would be 3 stars, considering that I don't feel enticed enough to read the sequel. This is another case of the concept and subversion of tropes are great, but the characters and relationships are not developed well enough for me to be attached.---What I appreciate most about this book is that it takes the standard YA fantasy narrative of an ordinary yet special girl bei...
  • 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, its a bit of a hybridlike me. I feel extremely lucky to come from a multicultural home...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2017-12-29
    In this fantasy world, every year, the violent and oppressive Demon Kingthe strongest of a caste of people marked by their animal-like appearancestakes eight Paper Girls (of the plain, human Paper caste) to become his concubines. Lei never expected to become one of those girls, but even more shocking was the twist of fate she met upon her arrival at the palaceher unstoppable and desperate fall into a forbidden love with another Paper Girl. When I...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-10-25
    Just No! Doesnt matter why! I liked Wren, thats about it. Almost everyone else can kiss my arse! It would have to be my beautiful pink sprayed edges book!!!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾October Fairyloot! Pink Sprayed Edges! Yessss!! Although, I think it's next month that the US and Canada are not getting sprayed edges. Only other countries and of course that made me mad because y'all know I'm addicted to sprayed edges! =D Click on link below the pic to ...
  • Vibur
    2018-09-05
    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. Well, I'd be more than happy to light this protagonist's flimsy, highly flammable, paper-y ass on fire. (Rant alert. But after putting myself through the agony of reading and re-reading this, I am...
  • Lily ☁️
    2018-10-21
    ✨ My full review is now up on my blog! Also, this happened no big deal. I know what it means to dream about the past.To dream about things you have loved, and lost. Some books entrance you with their devastatingly gorgeous, lush, and magical prose, transporting you to a whole new world with the magnificent imagery they weave, leaving you spellbound, and speechless.Some books draw you in with characters so full of heart and soul that you feel a...
  • Lola
    2018-08-21
    In Leis world, demons rule over mortals and she, a Paper girlthe lowest of the castshas no power whatsoever. Until she is sent to serve the kingin bed, mainlyand 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 because she doesnt t...
  • Elena
    2018-11-07
    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. An own-voices queer characters story about two sapphic girls who fall in love while experiencing violence and abuse as they are held as concubines to the Demon King? I was sold.Girls of Paper an...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2018-03-15
    Wow wow wow. This book was so intense and amazing. Im still processing how I feel about it. I absolutely loved it though. Wow wow wow. This book was so intense and amazing. I’m still processing how I feel about it. I absolutely loved it though.
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    2018-07-26
    4.5 Stars We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title were 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 kind o...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2019-01-16
    I am very impressed. The thing that stands out to me the most is that the writing was both beautiful and engaging. I enjoyed the main character's arc, the f/f romance, the rebellion aspect, and the class politics. The ending and epilogue were great! Felt like a movie.Audiobook: Above average, highly recommend!tw: I would especially caution readers about the focus on sexual assault. The main character is forced into life as a courtesan that she wa...
  • Kayla Dawn
    2019-03-21
    I really enjoyed the writing style, especially descriptions of clothes and the setting were done very nicely (even though some parts were a little cheesy and overdone, but I can deal with that if it's not too excessive).The characters were fine but I think they could've gotten more depth to them and I feel like our protagonist didn't really change much throughout the whole story. Would've loved to see some growth in her (There was a little bit, b...
  • C.G. Drews
    2018-12-07
    Whoa this was perfectly magical and emotional and harrowing...so deserving of the hype! It's such a dark premise, but it's handled so well. And can I just say the amount of Asian #ownvoices fantasies coming out at the moment is incredible (!!) not only that this has an f/f romance, demons, rebellions, secret assassins, empowering female friendships aND A BEAUTIFUL COVER.bless tbh, we have been blessed➸ WORLD BUILDINGdude, this was amazing. Comp...
  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cesar
    2018-02-17
    4.5 stars*heavenly choir*Oh my God, I love this book so much! This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and it did not disappoint. I fulfilled all of my needs and paid off in the end. I cannot describe how much I enjoyed my time reading Girls of Paper and Fire.This may be a fantasy story, but the messages behind it are so prevalent in our time. A lot of my friends have said that the book is about rape culture, how rape is about power, and...
  • Chloe
    2018-11-23
    4.5 starsSO GOOD!!!
  • Heather
    2019-01-09
    Really enjoyed this book!
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2018-12-19
    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. when someone says there's a fantasy ya book coming out with a slowburn f/f romance following a girls struggle to defy the demon king and the misogynistic societal structures he embodies by undermi...
  • Lex Kent
    2018-11-05
    This was a good YA fantasy book. Im a huge fantasy fan so I was excited to read this. While the pace was a tiny bit up and down at times, enough went on to keep me on my toes and to keep reading. It looks like this is going to be a start of a series which Im happy about.The world is split up in a three caste system with humans being the lowest and demons on top. Lei, is a human whose beauty gets her noticed and stuck in the position of being the ...
  • Acqua
    2018-02-08
    I'm so glad this book, an f/f book about an Asian girl who is a survivor of sexual abuse, is a NYT bestseller.Girls of Paper and Fire is a beautiful, necessary book. It's also very dark by YA fantasy standards. It's worth reading, but I think one should keep in mind that it contains sexual assault, animal violence/death of a pet, death of a parent, and outing.Girls of Paper and Fire follows Lei, a queer girl living in a fantasy world inspired by ...