September 25, 2019

#WaitingOnWednesday with @girlinthelens Girls of Storm and Shadow! @jimmy_books


I fell in love with the first book in this series! It was such an amazing story with a wonderful heroine! And I can not wait to get my hands on book two! Let us know what your waiting for in the comments! 



Synopsis: In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost.

Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan---it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.

Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?


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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.






Praise for GIRLS OF STORM AND SHADOW:

"This is a worthy follow-up that will satisfy fans. A solid fantasy pick with a strong LGBTQ pairing."―Kirkus Reviews

Praise for GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE:

-B&N's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2018
-Buzzfeed's Books You Need to Pick Up This Fall
-Goodread's Ultimate Fall YA Reading List 
-Shondaland's Fantasy Novels You Need to Read
-Bookriot's Must Read Asian Releases
-Bookish's Most Anticipated YA SFF List


*"Ngan's plot is tense and tight, her action sequences are elegant and adrenaline-soaked, and her story's stakes increase exponentially through the pulse-poundingconclusion. What most distinguishes this book, though, is how incisively and intoxicatingly Ngan writes about love."
Publisher's Weekly*starred review*

"This glittering commercial romance has real stakes, and the lavish, intriguingly conceptualized world will capture readers. Love stories between women are still disappointingly few in fantasy, and romance and action fans alike will find much to savor here."―Booklist

"Lei and Wren's romance unfolds tenderly... and their wonder at finding love in such a terrible place rings true... [All] lead[s] to a terrifically nail-biting cliffhanger, setting all the pieces in play for a combustible sequel."―Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Thrust into the beauty and horror of the Hidden Palace, will this Paper Girl survive? Ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories."―Kirkus Reviews

"Girls of Paper and Fire is as lush--and brutal--as the Demon King's own court. Ngan is a stunning new talent."―Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

"This gorgeous book is everything I want in a fantasy. Beautiful, lush, lyrical with fantastic world building and an epic forbidden romance, I devoured every word and was left desperately wanting more."―Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy series and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books

"Ngan's demonic world is sharp and compelling, and her Lei is my sort of heroine, attacking her (steep!) learning curve teeth-first."―E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka









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