Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire

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ISBN-13: 9780316561365
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 6,665
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

Natasha Ngan is part young-adult author, part yoga-teacher, part habitual nap-taker. She grew up between 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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Author of The Poppy War - R. F. Kuang

"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?"

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Girls of Paper and Fire (B&N Exclusive Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 17 days ago
m_wilson 17 days ago
In Girls of Paper and Fire, Ngan crafts a rich, lush world that draws on different Asian cultures and a compelling narrative about a girl fighting back against an oppressive system that has taken so much from her and others like her. There is so much I love about this novel: the Asian-inspired world, the female friendships, the slow burn f/f romance, the glimpses of political intrigue. Lei is a great, well-rounded protagonist - she's stubborn and determined to go against her fate as a Paper Girl, but she also fears what any rebellion from her could mean for her loved ones. The relationships between the Paper Girls were also wonderful. Some of the Paper Girls are antagonistic, but there were also a lot of great female friendships, which is really refreshing to see! The slow burn between Lei and Wren is so angsty, but also tinged with hope, and the fact that their love inspires each other is *chef's kiss* beautiful. I recommend GoPaF to anyone looking for a diverse YA fantasy, and I eagerly await book two! content warnings for sexual assault/rape and violence
ISABELLE ™ 23 days ago
When it comes to Young Adult fantasy, trying to find something unique is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There is always a new obsession with vampires or werewolves or fairies and it can oversaturate the genre. So when I read Girls of Paper and Fire I was ecstatic to finally find a YA fantasy novel that not only has a well thought out world but a unique plot that stands out. The plot also has plenty of twists and turns that I would love to talk about, but I won't spoil anything. Just know you won't expect what will happen. While I did love the story there were a few things that kept me from giving a five-star review. To start, I felt the main character was a little bland. She kind of went along with everything and didn't take much action, just here and there. Character's like Wren or Akoi caught more of my attention and had conflicts that were way more interesting. I feel there could've been more development for Lei throughout the book to make her as interesting as the other characters around her. Another part that bugged me was the romance. I did find the romantic plot enjoyable, but it only happened later on in the book. I felt like the two were just thrown together rather than taking the time to know one another. I would've liked for Wren and Lei to have spent more time together at the beginning of the novel so we can feel like their love was building. But these are only minor complaints. Overall, the book was fantastic and a definite must-read of YA's fall releases. All I can say is if you're interested in reading it, DO IT! You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous 24 days ago
While I loved the setting and was intrigued by the world of the novel, it moved a bit too slowly for me. Though I don’t normally mind that when there is a large emphasis on character moments, I didn’t feel that way here. Though we spent a lot of time in Leo’s head reflecting on the world, there was a lot of repetition going on. That and her relationship didn’t come together for me as smoothly as it was supposed to. That all being said, I loved how badass and nuanced all of the women in this novel were and how the bonds of female friendship overcome some pretty difficult situations. And the representation here is just wonderful. This book has the opportunity and the potential to give the gift of representation to numerous readers and I can’t wait to see how everyone reacts to it. 3 1/2 stars.
Kee Lee 28 days ago
Totally unexpected. The protagonist isn't overly powerful, which makes her relateable. It's a good read, I can't wait to see if there's more to come!