[Book Review] Girls of Paper and Fire

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Pages: 379
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Lei is from the paper caste, the lowest of all three castes in this fantasy world. When she finds herself taken to be one of the king’s elite paper girls, Lei must discover what has been hidden inside her. She must learn to not only fight but also to love.

This was a great book and I honestly give this the highest rating. I was able to finish this book in under two days. This story is not just about fighting back against the system of society but also about finding love within all of this. And it’s not just any love, it was girl/girl love! I could not be more happier. Do you know how long it has been since I read a book with a freaking girl couple? Way too long.

Oh No’s

There is a warning for sexual abuse and violence posted all over this book and on other reviews. These warnings are wonderful to see but the actual abuse that occurs in the book is barely seen or even described. They speak about it very cautiously throughout the novel and there are no vivid scenes. The scene where she would have been abused in is only a page or two long and not even described. What I’m saying is don’t let this warning be what’s keeping you from reading this book.

Yay’s

The back of the hardcover actually has a blurb of a summary! Gone is the useless back page of hardcovers. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, too. Pictured above you can see the lovely cover in all its glory. It is an Owlcrate exclusive and signed so I’m really happy I managed to snag this lovely novel.

What a cute surprise girl loving girl romance. Finally. It has been a long while since I have a read an LGBT novel and I love reading them. The romance is more prevalent and I feel there is more emotion that the writers put into their stories. I had no idea this was going to include such a lovely couple and I hope you readers will enjoy it a little more just as I did.

Finally,

This was a great novel from not only the thought out plot but to the handling of the main character’s pain. I really enjoyed this story and I love that this is just a standalone book. I really hope this review helps to convince you to pick up this story. Catch y’all on the next page!

Favorite Quote

“‘We’re Paper Girls,’ I say again, like this is explanation enough– and it is. It explains everything, because it defines everything. The one terrible, inescapable truth.”

Pg. 219

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-PM

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