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Girls of Paper and Fire Hardcover – 23 October 2018

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  • Hardcover : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316561363
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316561365
  • Dimensions : 16.19 x 3.49 x 23.81 cm
  • Publisher : Jimmy Patterson (23 October 2018)
  • Reading level : 15 - 17 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 564 ratings

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"Against a back-drop of impressive world-building, remi-niscent of Imperial China, this is a riveting, thought-provoking, diverse novel of female subjugation and empowerment that should appeal to mature teens"--VOYA

Praise for Girls of Paper and Fire
A New York Times BestsellerA Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated YA Fantasy of 2018

"Ngan's story is rich, is beautiful, is devastating and magical, and one of the best novels in 2018."--Hypable.com

"Lei and Wren's romance unfolds tenderly... and their wonder at finding love in such a terrible place rings true... [All] lead[s] to a terrifically nail-biting cliffhanger, setting all the pieces in play for a combustible sequel."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Gorgeously written, gripping, brutal--a sapphic love story I couldn't stop reading."--Samantha Shannon, NYT bestselling author of The Bone Season

*"Ngan's plot is tense and tight, her action sequences are elegant and adrenaline-soaked, and her story's stakes increase exponentially through the pulse-pounding conclusion. What most distinguishes this book, though, is how incisively and intoxicatingly Ngan writes about love."--Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Queer girls falling in love while kicking ass and resisting oppression in a rich, magical, and Asian-inspired world. What more could you ask for?"--R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War

"Thrust into the beauty and horror of the Hidden Palace, will this Paper Girl survive? Ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lush...a novel you need to read."--Heidi Heilig, Shondaland.com

"This glittering commercial romance has real stakes, and the lavish, intriguingly conceptualized world will capture readers. Love stories between women are still disappointingly few in fantasy, and romance and action fans alike will find much to savor here."--Booklist

About the Author

Natasha Ngan is part young-adult author, part yoga teacher, and part habitual nap-taker. She grew up in both Malaysia and the UK, speaking Chinese with her mother mainly as a way to talk about people without them understanding. She studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and later worked as a fashion blogger, social media consultant and freelance writer.

Natasha recently moved to Paris, where she likes to imagine she drifts stylishly from brasserie to brasserie, notepad in one hand and wineglass in the other, but in reality she mostly spends her time lost on the metro and offending locals with her French.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Slight spoilers..
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Potential spoilers ahead and trigger warning for rape and foul language within the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately loses its focus
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4.0 out of 5 stars amazing female relationships in a beautiful fantasy
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