‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (124): Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

February 14, 2018 Waiting on Wednesday 16

**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 by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. **

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Publication Date: October 23rd 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books/Little Brown

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Why I Can’t Wait: When I saw this cover reveal a few days ago… oh man, it’s just absolutely gorgeous! It definitely grabbed my attention and I was so happy to see an amazing premise to go along with it! This is one to watch for!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

16 Responses to “‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (124): Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan”

  1. Maria Behar

    OMG, what an AMAZING pick, Sara!!!! <3 <3

    First off, I LOVE that cover!! And then, the plot sounds just…..WONDERFUL!! And JAMES PATTERSON is presenting this book?! WOWSERS!! What more evidence do I need? I'm rushing over to Goodreads right now to add it!! Thanks for featuring it!!!!

    Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! And sorry for the late comment back…..:(

    HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 🙂 🙂 🙂
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