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.
Gorgeously written, gripping, brutal--a sapphic love story I couldn't stop reading. --Samantha Shannon, NYT bestselling author of The Bone Season A beautifully written, powerful story unique against all the current YA fantasy out there. You must read this. --Joshua Khan, author of Shadow Magic 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 Times bestselling author of The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka Get ready to be pulled into a lush, magical world, where two concubines must hide their forbidden love if they want to survive the Demon King's treacherous court. A fiery, spellbinding read. --Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Lush...a novel you need to read. --Heidi Heilig, Shondaland.com 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 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? --R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War Lei's story is gorgeously woven in Ngan's emotionally nuanced, crystalline prose. This book broke my heart, made me cry, and had me completely spellbound from the first page. --Lana Popovic, author of Wicked Like a Wildfire 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. --Ashley Poston, author of Heart of Iron and Geekerella Damn... Good read, highly recommend. --Olympic-gold-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim Against a back-drop of impressive world-building, remi-niscent of Imperial China, this is a riveting, thought-provoking, diverse novel of female subjugation and empowerment that should appeal to mature teens --VOYA Ngan's story is rich, is beautiful, is devastating and magical, and one of the best novels in 2018. --Hypable.com 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 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 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 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 * 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-pounding conclusion. What most distinguishes this book, though, is how incisively and intoxicatingly Ngan writes about love. --Publisher's Weekly, starred review Praise for Girls of Paper and Fire A New York Times BestsellerA Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated YA Fantasy of 2018