Book Reviews, Received for Review, YALC

ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | LGBT
Length: 374 pages
Published on 6th November 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Natasha Ngan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
ARC received from publishers at YALC

Synopsis: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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Book Events, Discussion

Dear YALC | A discussion on accessability

So its been a hot minute since I posted my main YALC Wrap Up and Haul post which I made sure to only focus on the negatives and I mentioned within it how there would be a follow up.

It is finally time for said follow up and I hope I didn’t leave it too long. My anger and frustration may not be as strong as it was that weekend, but its still there and I’m definitely not the only one.
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Book Events, Haul Posts

#YALC | Wrap Up

Young Adult Lit Con| Wrap Up
This is my second year attending YALC, but I didn’t make any posts about it last year because I felt so very overwhelmed and focused on my blog move. This year I’m already on my second. Will there be a third? Possibly.

I’ll be talking about my weekend in this post but if you’d like to visit their website you can do here – I’m likely to attend next year too!

I do highly recommend going, even if its just for one day!
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Discussion

YALC | My potential TBR

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I put a poll up on twitter regarding what post y’all wanted to see first and this won.

As you can see I titled it “potential TBR” and I say this due to the fact I’ve thrown together all the books I own that I could take to be signed but I’m not 100% sold on some of them as they may not be my cuppa tea. Those I’m not completely sure on I’ll only take if I have the bag room, I don’t wanna do what I did last year and completely ruin my back.

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