Girls of Storm and Shadow
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestseller Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped the oppression of the Hidden Palace, but their freedom comes at 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 monarch wasn't the culmination of her destiny -- it was just the beginning. Now Lei, with a massive bounty on her head, must travel the kingdom with her warrior love Wren to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. Meanwhile, a 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, or will she succumb to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her bond with Wren, and their very lives?The explosive Girls of Paper and Fire was named:A 10-week New York Times bestseller#1 on the Indie Kids Next ListB&N's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2018Buzzfeed's Books You Need to Pick Up This FallGoodread's Ultimate Fall YA Reading ListShondaland's Fantasy Novels You Need to ReadBookriot's Must Read Asian ReleasesBookish's Most Anticipated YA SFF List
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"First book was good. Second book is better. Now we are given chapters narrated by different characters and we can see how cruel the king can really be. But don't worry, he is no longer our biggest rival. Now, our hero, has to battle her own trauma. The story is beautifully written and pulls me right into the pages."
"Honestly this book gets even better than the first one. The depth that this book goes into is amazing. The story continues where it last left off in book 1 and let me just say I had tears in my eyes the entire time. The book had shocking plot twists and had a nice strength of LGBTQ+ characters. #lgbtq #fantasy_and_magic #strangers_to_lovers #girls #power"
Elizabeth Claire Hovey