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Girls of Paper and Fire
Girls of Paper and Fire | Natasha Ngan
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.
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galueth28
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Badly pictured, #bookspin and December TBR for #wintergames #teamgamesleighers 😊🎄🛷

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
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Lovelylottereader
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I really enjoyed this book! I loved the kind of revolution it featured and the fight back against cruelty. And of course the romance! Overall, a great read and I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reyzl Noted for our Revolutions unit! 1w
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Lovelylottereader

We've proven we have the strength to heal. To make something new and beautiful from the sum of our broken parts.

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Lovelylottereader

I recall Mama's saying: Light in, darkness out.
Perhaps it works another way, too.
Fire in, fear out.

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Lovelylottereader

But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable.
And there is a fire catching among us.

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Lovelylottereader

“Does darkness not follow light, and light follow darkness, neither one truly ahead of the other?”

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Lovelylottereader

Perhaps being a traitor can be a good thing if you are betraying those who deserve it.

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Lovelylottereader

“I don't want an easy life. I want a meaningful one.“

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Lovelylottereader

“When the world denies you choices, you make your own.“

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DimeryRene
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Fantastic! Exciting, beautiful world, f/f romance, light magic.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “There is a tradition in our kingdom, one all castes of demon and human follow. We call it the Birth-Blessing.”

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Pogue
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@j9brown thank you so much! The candle smells amazing. I love Calcifer! I can‘t wait to try the tea, and I have started to read the tagged book!
@Avanders thank you for hosting this! #FFFS #FallingForFallSwap

j9brown Yay! Glad you like it 😄😄😄 2mo
Avanders Oooh fun tea & candle! 😍🍁🍂🧡 2mo
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Zoe-h
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Wow, so good! There were so many times I wanted to post a quote (and I would have if there was service in the middle of Nevada), for so many lines were empowering. Loved it! 5🌟

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Kenyazero
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I'm finally starting to catch up on posting book reviews on Insyagram, which means I'll be catching up here soon too! Here's a pic for a book I already reviewed on Litsy but didn't take a nice picture for originally.

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jessthebookslover
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PROPHECIES.

?Carve the Mark
Fates are assigned at birth by an oracle.

?The House of Night
There are prophetesses here!

?Good Omens
The epithet of "prophecy": "the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch".

?Girls of Paper and Fire
Birth Pendants are forged during the Birth Blessing and at 18 they'll reveal a word that will determine the fate of the owner.

➡️Do you like prophecies? In which books did you find them?

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Kenyazero
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Lei is taken from her village and made to serve as a concubine to the king as one of his Paper Girls. Her resolve to free herself of the situation solidifies when she falls in love. I enjoyed this book. The world is vivid and reminded me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone because of the human/demon denizins of the world. There were also aspects I didn't enjoy, and the climax didn't quite feel earned. #Fantasy

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FeatherV
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Clearly I‘m behind writing about what I‘ve read, my sister reminded me by asking if I‘d read this one as she picked it up yesterday and liked the cover...did I read it 😆 yes and I loved it!
#girlsofpaperandfire #natashangan #lovedit #fantasy #asianauthors #2021books

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dreamingpoet
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I really love this and would love to delve into more queer YA. I would LOVE some suggestions.

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I love a fantasy book of any sort really. But having a wow couple really elevates the stakes and makes me more intrigued. I can‘t wait to read the next book as soon I can get my hands on it.

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Ok, so this wasn‘t the best book in the world... some bits were kinda annoying, there were parts way underdeveloped (and vice versa), and a coupla scenes were pretty triggering for me. BUT the premise was fun, the narration was good, the story was easy, and ABOVE ALL, there were lgbtq themes! I‘m a sucker for a wlw novel, so I did enjoy this book!

#LGBTQ #WLW #2021 #LGBTQFantasy #YA

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hayybear
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This book was a great read. The plot was so awesome and was very well developed. Definitely would recommend!

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BookishRedhead
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Yes girls!
Glad I got warned about the sexual assault before I got into the book.
Bit different

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Mehso-so

The cover drew me in and it started out strong, but it definitely lost me probably around half way in. I was listening to it as an audiobook so I finished while working on home projects, cleaning, organizing...I was disappointed after it started off so strong, but it was just choppy and unbelievable. It gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️ anyway because I was totally drawn in to the start. I won‘t be reading book 2.

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kstadt929
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Next up on audiobook 🎧 I just love this cover 😍

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Johanna414
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I didnt completely love this - some of the characters felt flat, and I have some world building questions. But it was fun and I liked the premise.
My 3rd finished book for the #27hours7days readathon! I made it to roughly 27 hours yesterday, I'm maybe around 29? @KristenDuck

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Johanna414
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Trying to keep my hand busy with some #audiocrochet tonight

Grrlbrarian Lovely! ❤️ 2y
Tamra Love the color combo! 2y
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Johanna414
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My reading is still not where it usually is, and I haven't been finishing books, but I'm almost done with 3! I'm terrible at remembering to turn off the timer during readathons so here's my progress on the #27hours7days readathon
@KristenDuck

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WOWreader
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Johanna414
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I spent a couple hours doing yardwork and listening go this while the kids napped. I'm enjoying it so far, even while doing a chore I would rather skip...
I'm at about 9 hours for the #27hours7days readathon, but I dont have a timer going

KristenDuck Awesome! 2y
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Johanna414
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I cant seem to focus on anything these days - I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm still reading about 25 pages of Pride and Prejudice a day with some friends, but haven't finished anything else. I'm hopi g an audiobook while I keep my hands busy will do the trick. #audiocrochet

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annahenke
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Starting this fantasy in the hope of taking my mind off potentially having Coronavirus. #waitingfortestresults

ImperfectCJ I hope the distraction works! How long do you have to wait for the results? 2y
annahenke @ImperfectCJ it takes four days here in Minnesota - so long! 2y
Bette Take care. 2y
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ImperfectCJ @annahenke That's a long wait! I'm not sure how long it takes here (San Diego), but I think a few days. If you can get the test, that is. 2y
annahenke Thanks @Bette 😊 @ImperfectCJ I‘m hoping it doesn‘t take the full time, but it probably will. Sigh! 2y
Skyrimir Take care!!! I didn‘t realize it took that long to test! 2y
annahenke @Skyrimir thank you. Yeah, it‘s crazy. Obviously I have to quarantine until I know for sure so lots of reading this week! 2y
Bette We're in rural MN, dunno if we even have tests. Sure is quiet 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I hope that whatever you have, you get well quickly! 2y
jmtrivera Oh no! 🤞 Fingers crossed for a good result and fast recovery! 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Not bad advice. I‘m actually trying it out for myself. 😊

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BookishGirl06
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Finished my reread of this last night and liked it just as much the second time around. ❤️

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Bookwormjillk
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Thank you so much @tracey38

What a great! #litsylove

tracey38 So glad it made it! You are very welcome. Can't wait to hear what you think. I loved it! 2y
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BookishGirl06
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#bkmrk #17 also rereading this. I guess February is the month of rereads? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Lunarstar27
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Force into a life of a paper girl has the king play thing Lei fights for her self and her lover Wren

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NicoleCeBallos
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Lei is a Paper Girl, which are teenage girls who are forced to join the Demon King's harem. She makes friends, falls in love, and joins a rebellion, but it doesn't stop the Demon King from raping her. The book shows the devastating affects of sexual assault and how it impacts a person's life. I love how Lei wasn't silenced by the Demon King and how she supported her fellow Paper Girls. I can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy.

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This one has been on my TBR for a while- and marks the 102nd #MtTBRChallenge book of 2019 for me! Plus, this is my final book for #Booked2019 - #ParanormalMCPoC - and I am so glad to already have my hands on the sequel! I really enjoyed this engaging fantasy. The world-building fascinated me and I loved the characters, too! It might be my #FavoriteDecemberRead #HollyJollyReading #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 😊 2y
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thank you!!! 🥰 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow—your MtTBR number is terrific. I think my grand total will be 72ish. Good job on another #booked2019 prompt—great photo! 📚♥️👊🏻 2y
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TorieStorieS @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks!! This was the first year I participated in tracking Mt. TBR! Your number is amazing, too!! Hoping for even more next year!! 🥳🥳🥳 2y
Cinfhen Wow!!!!! That‘s impressive🙌🏻 🎉I don‘t think I read more than 20 books I owned prior to the start of 2019🤪I bought and read a bunch but very few came off of my backlog 🙈 2y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks!!! I made an effort this year- but my TBR according to Goodreads is still more books unread than read!! Maybe the tide will finally change in 2020! 🤞🤞🤞 2y
StayCurious What a great picture and a great accomplishment! +16 2y
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juls29
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Thank you so much @ferskner for this great Secret Santa gift! I am starting Girls of Paper and Fire right away! Merry Christmas!
#wintergames #TMSkellington @Crimson613

ferskner Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Also I am SO SO SO sorry about the shoddy packing job. I was literally throwing things in mailing boxes as I ran out the door to meet my Lyft to the airport (and made my coworkers mail everything for me). I totally forgot about the "secret" part until today. I hope it didn't diminish your enjoyment! 2y
juls29 @ferskner No worries about the packing! I love the contents 😀 2y
coffees 1pt!! 12-25 love it!! 😍 2y
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BookishGirl06
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#adventrecommends Day 3. I read this book last year and I fell in love with it. I love the f/f romance here and looking forward to the sequel. ❤️

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Lovesbooks87
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I have been wanting to read this book for a while. With the sequel coming out Tuesday I thought it was time. Now all I want if for it to be Tuesday so I can find out what happens next to Lei and Wren! This book was action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. Trigger warning for violence and sexual assault.

4thhouseontheleft The sequel is coming out already? 😲 I need to read this! 2y
Lovesbooks87 @4thhouseontheleft it comes out Tuesday! 2y
tracey38 I didn't realize the sequel comes out so soon! I'm so excited now. I really enjoyed this one as well. 2y
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Ke633
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Anyone read those one? Does it pick up? I‘m in chapter 7 but haven‘t really gotten into it yet.

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BookishGirl06
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#covercrush #7days7covers love the hair ❤️ day 6

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bookishlyblessed
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Day 6: #7days7covers #covercrush Post a photo of a cover you love each day without comment. Tag a new person each day: @Howard_L

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StephanieGeiser I‘m game! 2y
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I wanted to DNF this book so bad. I know that's not the popular opinion but I had just the hardest time getting through until the end. The middle dragged on and on... I'm going to give this one ⭐⭐⭐

Redwritinghood I did DNF this one. 2y
TheBookKeepers I really didn‘t care for this one either. Wish I had bailed on it lol 2y
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September TBR ❤

MeganAnn Every single one of these books is on my TBR 2y
eri.reads Great choices! 👌🏻 2y
bernadette I loved The Bear and the Nightingale and The Name of the Wind. That's a gorgeous cover of the His Dark Materials trilogy, too. 2y
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