• Girls of Paper and Fire

  • Girls of Paper and Fire, Book 1
  • By: Natasha Ngan
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The mesmerising New York Times best seller!

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honour they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth.

And instead of paper, she's made of fire.

Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back, and this time it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes, whose rumoured beauty has piqued the king's interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable - she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

©2018 Natasha Ngan (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"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." (Guardian)

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throughly enjoyed this book the content was amazing and back but a wonderfully voiced narrator.

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  • 09-19-21

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The whole idea of the book is that the MC has to do what the king says to protect her father. Yet she is the only girl that doesn’t with no dire consequences...it just didn’t seem realistic? The other girls seemed braver to me?
I think I would have preferred the book from Wren’s perspective, but maybe that would have made it too adult in emotional content vs YA.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-22

Absolutely loved this book!

One of my favourite stories ever. The narration, voices & tones are perfect. The build up and character development is amazing, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. I love Lei & Wren, so keen for Book 2!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-27-22

Amazing!

This is the type of book you can't put down! Amazing on all levels, highly recommend.