Girls of Paper and Fire

'Ngan's story is rich, is beautiful, is devastating and magical, and one of the best novels that I've picked up so far' Hypable 'A compelling narrative of personal rebellion, and a timely reminder that, in the right hands, the fantasy genre ...

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473692210

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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The mesmerising New York Times bestseller! 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. '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 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.

Girls of Fate and Fury

Told from their alternating viewpoints, as battle lines are drawn between the powerful Hanno clan and the Demon King of Ikhara, the warrior Wren fights to find Lei, who is trying to assist the rebellion even though she is the King's ...

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

ISBN: 9780316528788

Category:

Page: 448

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New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan delivers a stunningly beautiful, heartbreaking finale to the epic Girls of Paper and Fire series. "Don't struggle, Lei-zhi. It's time to take you back to the Hidden Palce. You're going home." The final pages of Girls of Storm and Shadow brought a jaw-dropping conclusion that had the fates of Lei and Wren hanging in uncertainty. But one thing was certain - the Hidden Palace was the last place that Lei would ever consider home. The trauma and tragedy she suffered behind those opulent walls would plague her forever. She could not be trapped there with the sadistic king again, especially without Wren. The last Lei saw of the girl she loved, Wren was fighting an army of soldiers in a furious battle to the death. With the two girls torn apart and each in terrorizing peril, will they find each other again or have their destinies diverged forever? Girls of Fate and Fury is the epic conclusion to the "glittering" and "adrenaline-soaked" series by Natasha Ngan, hailed as "a stunning, new talent" for her "beautiful, lush, lyrical" writing.

Girls of Storm and Shadow

'Beautiful and heart-breaking and meaningful . . . Ngan's writing is stunning' Young Adult Reads

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529342627

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 711

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?

Girls of Paper and Fire

When I first read Girls of Paper and Fire, I knew I had stumbled upon something special. With her lyrical voice and epic imagination, Natasha Ngan has ...

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031656138X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 833

Uncover a riveting story of palace intrigue set in a sumptuous Asian-inspired fantasy world in the breakout YA novel that Publisher's Weekly calls "elegant and adrenaline-soaked." In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after -- the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she 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.

Girls of Storm and Shadow

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.

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316457507

Category: Animals, Mythical

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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? The explosive Girls of Paper and Fire was named: - A 9-week New York Times bestseller - #1 on the Indie Kids Next List - 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.

House of Rage and Sorrow

After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.” Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend.

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Publisher: Sky Pony

ISBN: 9781510742468

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 695

“A rare gem of a sequel . . . Each page drips with action and moral complexities.” —Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire One kingdom. One crown. One family. “Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.” Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail? As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole. The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.

Tides of Mutiny

... Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely Twelve Steps to ... Capetta and Cory McCarthy Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan Girls of ...

Author: Rebecca Rode

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316705713

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 898

Lane Garrow has a secret—one that could get her killed. In a world where female sailors are executed, sixteen-year-old Lane's dream of being a ship's captain seems impossible. Sea life is all she knows, and she wouldn't give it up for anything, even if it means she has to hide as a captain's boy to avoid being killed. But Lane's carefully constructed world begins to crumble when an old pirate enemy comes after her father. And she begins hearing rumors that her father was once a pirate as well. Lane doesn't want to believe her father could have a dark past, but she can't help questioning everything she's known. After all, Lane's life at sea is built on lies—why couldn't her father's be, too? Then a mysterious prince shows up, and Lane finds her very survival tied to a boy who could destroy everything. With pirates, betrayal, and death threatening Lane and those she loves, she must now decide between the future she always expected and a prince with an unknown agenda who she finds herself falling for. Lane must either protect herself and find a way to live her dream, or risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence. Maybe there's a third option. After all, she's never played by the rules before. Why start now?

Jade Fire Gold

A beautifully rendered story that honors the great wuxia epics.” —Joan He, author of Descendant of the Crane and The Ones We're Meant to Find “An epic adventure!” —Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of Spin the Dawn ...

Author: June CL Tan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063056399

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 222

Girls of Paper and Fire meets A Song of Wraiths and Ruin in June CL Tan’s stunning debut, where ferocious action, shadowy intrigue, rich magic, and a captivating slow-burn romance collide. In an empire on the brink of war . . . Ahn is no one, with no past and no family. Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child. When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her lethal magical abilities. But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined. A stunning homage to the Xianxia novel with dangerous magic, fast-paced action, and a delightful romance, Jade Fire Gold isn’t one to miss! “An addictive story that is impossible to put down." —Swati Teerdhala, author of The Tiger at Midnight series "Adventure at its finest. A beautifully rendered story that honors the great wuxia epics.” —Joan He, author of Descendant of the Crane and The Ones We're Meant to Find “An epic adventure!” —Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of Spin the Dawn and So This Is Love “Epic in every sense of the word, beautiful as it is sweeping." —Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

Swipe Right for Murder

... Kerri Maniscalco Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan Girls of Sand and Snow by Natasha Ngan Gunslinger Girl ...

Author: Derek Milman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316451053

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 876

An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller. Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do—tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive . . . two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run—from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him—and especially from his own troubled past. Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of the year. Entertainment Weekly's Best YA Books of the Summer Seventeen Magazine's Best YA Books of the Year Goodreads Most Anticipated YA Books of the Year Buzzfeed's Best YA Summer Reads Most Anticipated Queer Books of 2019 (Hypable) Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YAs of the year 11 New YA Books to Get Excited About (Pure Wow) 29 New LGBTQ+ YA Books To Add To Your Reading List (Pride.com)

Becoming the Dark Prince A Stalking Jack the Ripper Novella

... the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely Twelve Steps to ... Capetta and Cori McCarthy Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan Girls ...

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316428701

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 514

In this irresistibly-priced short story, catch a glimpse of the inner struggles and triumphs that drive Stalking Jack the Ripper's endearing but troubled hero. Enigmatic, brooding, and darkly handsome, Thomas Cresswell has always been the one mystery Audrey Rose has never been able to fully solve. As brilliant partners in crime investigation, they understand each other perfectly...but as young lovers, their passionate natures have led to both euphoria and heartbreak throughout the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. This novella features a collection of scenes that takes place during and after the pair's horrifying Atlantic voyage in Escaping From Houdini. Experience new and familiar scenes from Thomas's unique point of view, including an intensely personal look into his plea for Audrey Rose's hand in marriage. With a romance for the ages, Audrey Rose and Thomas reach the conclusion to their epic, irresistible partnership in their final adventure, Capturing the Devil.

House of Rage and Sorrow

—Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire “A thrilling sequel to Mandanna's incredible A Spark of White Fire.

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733825

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 386

One kingdom. One crown. One family. “Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.” Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail? As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole. The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.

The Girl King

“Absolutely fantastic.” -Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series “Heart-pounding.” -Buzzfeed * “Masterful.” -School Library Journal, starred review In this dark, sweeping fantasy ...

Author: Mimi Yu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681198908

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 892

“Absolutely fantastic.” -Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series “Heart-pounding.” -Buzzfeed * “Masterful.” -School Library Journal, starred review In this dark, sweeping fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Wicked Saints, Princesses Lu and Min find themselves on opposite sides of a war to rule their Empire. Sisters Lu and Min have always known their places as the princesses of the Empire of the First Flame: assertive Lu will be named her father's heir and become the dynasty's first female ruler, while timid Min will lead a quiet life in Lu's shadow. Until their father names a new heir--their male cousin, Set. Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes in search of allies, leaving Min to face the volatile court alone. Lu soon crosses paths with Nokhai, the lone, unlikely survivor of the Ashina, a clan of nomadic wolf shapeshifters. Nok never learned to shift--or to trust the empire that killed his family--but working with the princess might be the only way to unlock his true power. As Lu and Nok form a tenuous alliance, Min's own hidden power awakens, a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set's reign . . . or allow her to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one emperor, and the sisters' greatest enemy could very well turn out to be each other. This sweeping fantasy set against a world of ancient magic and political intrigue weaves an unforgettable story of ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.

A War of Swallowed Stars

Celebrated author Sangu Mandanna promises a gripping conclusion to the Celestial Trilogy in A War of Swallowed Stars.

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733833

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 383

“A rare gem of a sequel . . . Each page drips with action and moral complexities.” —Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire, on A House of Rage & Sorrow A prince without his kingdom. A kingdom without its princess. The destruction of the stars themselves. War is destroying the galaxy. Esmae has vanished without a trace. A terrifying, ravenous beast is devouring the stars one by one. Titania is offered a gift that may well be a curse. Alexi, the exiled prince, is asked to pay a heavy price for his mistakes. And far, far away, on a dark, mysterious planet, a sleeping god stirs awake. War or family. Pride or peace. As the end of the world draws ever closer, Esmae and Alexi must decide how far they’ll go to win—and who they’ll sacrifice along the way. Celebrated author Sangu Mandanna promises a gripping conclusion to the Celestial Trilogy in A War of Swallowed Stars.

Our Violent Ends

Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they aren't prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other. *** PRAISE FOR CHLOE GONG *** 'Heady, smart, and vicious' ...

Author: Chloe Gong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 152934459X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 777

The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Ends, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang's heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. If Juliette were actually guilty of the crime Roma believes she committed, his rejection might sting less. Roma is still reeling from Marshall's death, and his cousin Benedikt will barely speak to him. Roma knows it's his fault for letting the ruthless Juliette back into his life, and he's determined to set things right - even if that means killing the girl he hates and loves with equal measure. Then a new monstrous danger emerges in the city, and though secrets keep them apart, Juliette must secure Roma's cooperation if they are to end this threat once and for all. Shanghai is already at a boiling point: The Nationalists are marching in, whispers of civil war brew louder every day, and gangster rule faces complete annihilation. Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they aren't prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other.

Buzz Books 2018 Young Adult Fall Winter

Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this: I loved this edition of Buzz Books YA. It encompassed a wide variety of YA subgenres, including some that I would never have known about.

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Publisher: Publishers Lunch

ISBN: 194858607X

Category: Fiction

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Our ninth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. These sixteen substantial pre-publication excerpts highlight YA topics from mental health, school shootings, and grief, to growing up, relationships, and ghost stories. Genres include fantasy, science fiction, romance, and humor. You will discover lots of debut writers, while enjoying early previews from some of the biggest authors in the field. The Gilded Wolves is award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s fantasy set in 19th century Paris. Internationally bestselling author Julie Kagawa introduces a new adventure with Shadow of the Fox. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kody Keplinger’s newest title is That’s Not What Happened. Bluecrowne is Kate Milford’s new Greenglass House book; the series has been a New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award-winner, and National Book Award nominee. Contemporary coming-of-age books by two bestselling authors are Gary D. Schmidt’s Pay Attention, Carter Jones and Alessandro D’Avenia’s White as Silence, Red as Song. The latter has sold a million copies in Italy, been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012. Debuts include a science fiction retelling of the Mahabrahata, Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan while three of the five Young Adult BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Selections also are included here: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan; Sadie by Courtney Summers; and The Similars by Rebecca Hanover. Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this: I loved this edition of Buzz Books YA. It encompassed a wide variety of YA subgenres, including some that I would never have known about. It made me hungry to read the upcoming releases. I really look forward to future editions of this catalogue. I love that these types of samplers are even in existence. I feel like they broaden readers’ ideas of YA.—Reviewer from New Jersey Your friends and family can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

These Violent Delights

'Deliciously dark' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and FireIn glittering Shanghai, a monster awakens .

Author: Chloe Gong

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781869714703

Category:

Page: 478

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'Deliciously dark' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and FireIn glittering Shanghai, a monster awakens . . .The brilliantly imaginative New York Times bestselling fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet set against the immersive backdrop of 1920s Shanghai.A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city in the grip of chaos. At its heart is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang - a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette's first love . . . and first betrayal.But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns - and grudges - aside and work together, for if they can't stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.Filled with romance, intrigue and betrayal, this heart-stopping debut is perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane.'Heady, smart, and vicious' Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear'Deliciously dark' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire'Dark and beautiful' Emiko Jean, author of Empress of all Seasons'A terrific, deliciously unputdownable read' June Hur, author of The Silence of Bones

These Violent Delights

'Deliciously dark' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire "> In glittering Shanghai, a monster awakens .

Author: Chloe Gong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529344549

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 868

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang-a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette's first love . . . and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns-and grudges-aside and work together, for if they can't stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule. 'Heady, smart, and vicious, These Violent Delights strikes every note with precision, layering romance and politics into a roaring 20s Shanghai of both monsters and monstrous imperialism' Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear 'A deliciously dark twist on Romeo and Juliet that feels vibrant, modern, and wholly exciting' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire 'Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights plants a Shakespearean classic in the rich soil of 1920s Shanghai, allowing her characters to grow, flourish, and steal your heart while warring against their own' Joan He, author of Descendant of the Crane

Six Crimson Cranes

Praise for Six Crimson Cranes 'An unputdownable, sweeping fairytale that thrills as much as it delights' Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked 'This book is magic!

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529356563

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 873

A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse. A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn. Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die. Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, as well as the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain - no matter what it costs her.

Night Shine

An orphan girl must face untold danger and an ancient evil to save her kingdom’s prince in this lush, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Tess of the Road.

Author: Tessa Gratton

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ISBN: 1534460772

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 335

An orphan girl must face untold danger and an ancient evil to save her kingdom’s prince in this lush, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Tess of the Road. How can you live without your heart? In the vast palace of the empress lives an orphan girl called Nothing. She slips within the shadows of the Court, unseen except by the Great Demon of the palace and her true friend, Prince Kirin, heir to the throne. When Kirin is kidnapped, only Nothing and the prince’s bodyguard suspect that Kirin may have been taken by the Sorceress Who Eats Girls, a powerful woman who has plagued the land for decades. The sorceress has never bothered with boys before, but Nothing has uncovered many secrets in her sixteen years in the palace, including a few about the prince. As the empress’s army searches fruitlessly, Nothing and the bodyguard set out on a rescue mission, through demon-filled rain forests and past crossroads guarded by spirits. Their journey takes them to the gates of the Fifth Mountain, where the sorceress wields her power. There, Nothing will discover that all magic is a bargain, and she may be more powerful than she ever imagined. But the price the Sorceress demands for Kirin may very well cost Nothing her heart.