"GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE is as lush--and brutal--as the Demon King's own court. Ngan is a stunning new talent.”
This book spoke to me on a very personal level, with its messages of surviving and thriving after trauma. One of *the* best YA books I've read for years.
Ngan's story is rich, is beautiful, is devastating and magical, and one of the best novels that I've picked up so far in 2018
An elegant and heart-rending ode to human endurance, and to love. Lei is an unforgettable protagonist - her story will have you reading all night, then calling for the next one
A timely reminder that, in the right hands, the fantasy genre has things to say about injustice and abuse of power in the real world
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?
"Thrust into the beauty and horror of the Hidden Palace, will this Paper Girl survive? Ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories."
"Damn... Good read, highly recommend."
"Ngan's demonic world is sharp and compelling, and her Lei is my sort of heroine, attacking her (steep!) learning curve teeth-first."
"With deliciously deep world-building and a cast of fierce young women fighting to take charge of their own story, Girls of Paper and Fire cuts you deep and leaves you breathless for more."