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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Girls of Paper & Fire

by Natasha Ngan


Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 
Publication: November 6, 2018



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 still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it's Lei they're after--the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king's interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king's consort. But Lei isn't content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable--she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

Presented by James Patterson, Natasha Ngan's lyrical, searing, visceral fantasy, Girls of Paper and Fire, will remind us how precious freedom is--and the price we must pay to achieve it.



I'm on a bit of an Asian YA kick as of late, starting with Renee Ahdieh's Flame of the Mist followed by the amazing Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa and now Natasha Ngan's Girls of Paper & Fire. That cover is not hurting the case for this book either. 

Have you read any good Asian-based YA books? If so, which one? How did you like it? Link me up to your Waiting on Wednesday or any Asian-themed YA book reviews. 


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