Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings. Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now! Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on. This week’s pick is:
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.
But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after—the girl whose golden eyes have piques the king’s interest.
Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable—she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive split that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyes country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.
Presented by James Patterson, Natasha Ngan’s lyrical, searing, visceral fantasy, Girls of Paper and Fire, will remind us how precious freedom is—and the price we must pay to achieve it.
Why I’m Waiting:
I am on the fence back and forth on this. I’m not a huge fan of women being subjected to this but I like the revenge aspect of it and think I could really get down for her finding romance and revenge. So I’m down to give it a go!
What are you waiting on? Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.