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Girls of Storm and Shadow (#2 Girls of Paper and Fire)

Natasha Ngan



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Hodder & Stoughton
14 July 2020
Fantasy; Romance; Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA); Epic Fantasy; Young Adult Fantasy
The mesmerising sequel to the NYT bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire The Girls of Paper and Fire did the impossible.

They escaped.

But out in the unforgiving wild, hunted like prey, Lei and Wren learn that the most terrifying prisons have no walls.

'Beautiful and heart-breaking and meaningful . . . Ngan's writing is stunning' Young Adult Reads 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?
By:   Natasha Ngan
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9781529342611
ISBN 10:   1529342619
Series:   Girls of Paper and Fire
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   14 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. In reality, she mostly spends her time lost on the metro and offending locals with her French.

Reviews for Girls of Storm and Shadow (#2 Girls of Paper and Fire)

Lush and evocative . . . a powerful narrative about what exactly the victims of sexual abuse endure. * The Nerd Daily * An ode to survival. To resilience and solidarity, to trauma and nightmares, to hope and finding light . . . will inspire you and wrench your heart with an iron grip * Utopia State of Mind * In her rich, evocative series, Natasha Ngan takes readers on a fantastical journey through a historical fantasy version of Asia. With its powerful themes of female agency, survival, and the intersectionality of racism and sexism, Ngan forges a heated and engaging romance set against a backdrop of revolution * * A powerful and exhilarating read * Word of the Nerd * A solid fantasy pick with a strong LGBTQ pairing * Kirkus * Brutal, engaging, visceral yet tender, Girls of Storm and Shadow is a must read. * Biliophile BookClub * Full of appealing new characters, wild twists and heartbreaking sacrifices, it's a novel that's difficult to put down once you start it. * Culturess *

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