Girls of Paper and Fire

When Lei, seventeen, is stolen from her home to become one of nine Paper Girls, the Demon King's concubines, she proves to be more fire than paper.

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316452205

Category: YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Page: 385

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When Lei, seventeen, is stolen from her home to become one of nine Paper Girls, the Demon King's concubines, she proves to be more fire than paper.

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

View: 965

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 Storm and Shadow

. . 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.

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529342627

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 541

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 Fate and Fury

The mesmerising conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series Girls of Paper and Fire.

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781529342642

Category:

Page: 400

View: 901

The mesmerising conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series Girls of Paper and Fire.

Swipe Right for Murder

... Maniscalco Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco Escaping from
Houdini by 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: 671

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)

These Violent Delights

The brilliantly imaginative New York Times bestselling fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet set against the immersive backdrop of 1920s Shanghai. "> In glittering Shanghai, a monster awakens .

Author: Chloe Gong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529344549

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 695

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

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: 207

“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.

The Grace Year

‘An incredibly important and empowering read’ Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire A New York Times bestselling dark speculative feminist thriller, perfect for fans of The Power and The Handmaid's Tale. ...

Author: Kim Liggett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473582695

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 536

‘An incredibly important and empowering read’ Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire A New York Times bestselling dark speculative feminist thriller, perfect for fans of The Power and The Handmaid's Tale. _____________________________________________ THE RESISTANCE STARTS HERE. No one speaks of the grace year. It's forbidden. We're told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That's why we're banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we're allowed to return to civilisation. But I don't feel powerful. I don't feel magical. Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness - and each other - for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry - if they're lucky. It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them - if they survive it... A critically acclaimed page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.

Empress of Flames

Sisters torn apart by war.

Author: Mimi Yu

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

ISBN: 9781681198910

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 542

Sisters torn apart by war. Shapeshifters fighting to regain their long-lost magic. And an empire in need of a leader. In this dark, sweeping fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Wicked Saints, two princesses must save their home, no matter the cost. Princess Lu knows that the throne of the Empire of the First Flame rightfully belongs to her. After all, she is the late Emperor's firstborn and has trained for the role all her life. And she made a promise to shapeshifter Nok, the boy she came to love, to fight for justice alongside his now powerless people. But even with an army at her side, Lu will need to face a major obstacle: the sitting Empress, her once beloved younger sister, Min. Princess Min used to live in Lu's shadow. Now she controls a powerful, ancient magic, and she's determined to use it to forge her own path and a strong future for the Empire, even if that means making enemies in court. Except Min's magic isn't entirely under her control, and she must learn how to tame it before it consumes her . . . and the entire realm. Nothing can stop Lu and Min's eventual confrontation. And with the Empire facing threats greater than their rivalry, even if they choose to stand together, it could cost them both the throne--and their lives.

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: 941

“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.

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: 921

“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.

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: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534460799

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 833

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.


Sweet Bitter Magic

In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom.

Author: Adrienne Tooley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534453873

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 852

In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom. Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others. Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret. When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father. Of course, love bargains are a tricky thing, and these two have a long, perilous journey ahead of them—that is, if they don't kill each other first..

Chats with Girls on Self culture

In one of Miss Edgeworth ' s stories , — “ The Good French Governess , " I think ,
— she describes a young girl who had been taught entirely by memorizing facts .
... glibness with which she recited a list of the dates of inventions , beginning , I
dare say , with Greek fire and coming down to the steam - engine . ... stammered ,
and finally said it was certainly a good thing to know when paper was first used .

Author: Harriet Eliza Paine

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 213

View: 909



Bulletin of the Institute of Paper Chemistry

... ( paper sorting by girls ) of a Norwegian mill outside Oslo are wages adaptation
to fill control deyeri e zege und easier jobs offered by the nearby town . 4 tables
and Y diagram . E.S. accurate sampang of large quarties si o FIRE PREVENTION
 ...

Author: Institute of Paper Chemistry (Appleton, Wis.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Stories on Paper and Glass

... 52 Look magazine 55 , 61 Louden , Orran R . 112 Louisiana : Cajun girls 137 ;
New Orleans 122 , 123 ; produce 117 ... 40 Wyoming : Mammoth Hot Springs 93
Taft , William Howard 29 , 35 Tarr , Ralph S . 43 Tennessee : fire 166 Tennessee
 ...

Author: Leah Bendavid-Val

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 758

An unprecedented event in publishing, Stories on Paper and Glass presents an important collection of early National Geographic photographs—most previously unpublished—and tells the intriguing inside story of how they came to be. Noted photography historian and curator Leah Bendavid-Val’s text examines the collection’s development and gives a rare perspective on the National Geographic Society’s fundamental and lasting influence on the way we see and understand our world and ourselves. Beginning with the story of the Grosvenor family’s impassioned and far-seeing collecting, moving to the Society’s innovations in printing and color technologies, and finally to the Geographic’s approach to commissioning and editing pictures, Bendavid-Val looks into details behind the dazzling range of themes encompassed by National Geographic photography, from science and industry to exotic cultures and wildlife. Highlighting the treasured Special Collections archive, which comprises close to 150,000 photographs, the book also includes rare autochromes, vintage William Henry Jackson photographs of the American West, and much more. Featuring nearly 300 images and a beautiful design and exquisite printing, Stories on Paper and Glass is a timeless celebration and a valuable retrospective.

Works on Paper 1980 1986

... where the Parsis leave their dead to be eaten by vultures , so that water , earth
, and fire remain undefiled by corpses . ... At the bottom are the “ cage girls ” :
bizarrely made - up and dressed , they stand at street level in a barred version of
the ...

Author: Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811210003

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 175

View: 450

Essays discuss East and West, Columbus, Christian missionaries in China, Tibetan government, Kampuchea under Pol Pot, and modern poets

The Importance of a Piece of Paper

He looked at his brother's bulging forearms tattooed with red winds and yellow
fire, water rising with a ferocious blue face, ... Mama,” Ramon said, but he
wondered how long it would be before Terrazo started partying with all those girls
again ...

Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555848915

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 396

“In Jimmy Santiago Baca’s haunting story collection, intricate family dramas . . . play out against the luminous, wide-open backdrop of New Mexico.” —Los Angeles Times In his first foray into short fiction, award-winning poet and memoirist Jimmy Santiago Baca explores the territory where old-world traditions meet new-world ambitions, and characters try to make something of themselves, while keeping their souls intact. In “Matilda’s Garden,” an old farmer pines for his wife of fifty years who died in her sleep one-night months before. He is lured to the garden in the middle of the night by what he thinks is her presence, only to meet a gruesome fate. In “The Importance of a Piece of Paper,” two siblings must face the brother who has betrayed them by selling his share of the family land, leaving an entire community vulnerable. In “The Three Sons of Julia,” a long-suffering mother whose one request is that all her sons come home for the Fourth of July, watches her dream burst as two of her sons—one a successful businessman and the other a hard-drinking ex-con—nearly destroy her house, and each other. Merging a refreshing innocence with a profound understanding of the world’s brutality, The Importance of a Piece of Paper is a daring and arresting work that is at once fearless, tender, and inspiring. “[Baca] continues to mine his experience, exploring conflicts between the rich traditions of Chicano culture and a modern world impatient with them.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspirational, tragic, and redeeming . . . Baca provides moving poetic imagery and unleashes his gift for finely crafted sensory detail.” —Rocky Mountain News