Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 336
Pacing: Average/Normal
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Published: November 6th, 2018
Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Rape, Grief, Graphic Animal Death (short but upsetting), Violence, Sex Trafficking, Slut Shaming

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.  Continue reading “Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan”