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Girls of Storm and Shadow

(Girls of Paper and Fire #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  148 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by jimmy patterson
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    Average rating 4.14  · 
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    Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Love is a sacred word reserved only for rebel girls and their warrior girlfriends, aka Lei and Wren
    may ➹
    ...2.5 stars

    hello I’m May but I go by “Eternally Crying Over This Rating” now
    Natasha Ngan
    Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
    This book contains: an epic journey, dark magic, stormy seas and blistering deserts, cute queer boy demons, fancy parties, politics, betrayal, badass girls with swords, declarations of love that come too late, secrets and fears, hope and devastation, battles at midnight, stolen kisses, glorious feasts, shattered lives, and scenes that will both make and break your heart. Prepare yourselves 😈
    ✨    jamieson   ✨
    remember when I read the entire first book in one day good fucking times I cannot wait for the sequel. and for my lesbian warrior mums to return
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    love is real and it came up to me at a Starbucks and punched me in the face

    Many thanks to Julie at jimmy Paterson for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

    I just noticed that Natasha said in her review that this book is full of "cute queer boy demons" and my heart is already palpitating
    It's here and I am so glad I got the coverless ARC because.. this cover.. is... not my cup of tea..
    WE HAVE A COVER AND I AM QUAKING IN ITS BEAUTY!!! actually, after a lot of thinking, i hate this cover 🤷
    Please let November come sooner! I
    Jan 18, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    ***Pre-review #2***

    OH. MY. GOD. This cover is absolutely stunning and I am 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    I don't love it *quite* as much as the first cover, but at the same time it is GORGEOUS and I CANNOT STOP STARING AT IT.

    Productivity? What is that? Why bother doing anything responsible when I can just stare at this cover all day long instead?

    ***Pre-review #1***

    This book may not have a release date, cover, or title yet, but it's sure as hell one of my most anticipated releases regardless! I. NEED. IT.
    petition to rename this book "gays of storm and shadow" because that's basically what it is
    Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    This cover watered my gay crops and cleared my gay skin 😍
    *grabby hands* I NEED IT

    julianna ➹
    Siri, please translate [a thousand dying screams] into english for me because that's it. That's the review

    (Also, May is lowkey disowned)

    buddy read with the scourge of all human creation

    anyways :) the heavens looked down favorably upon me and the publicist decided to give me a physical arc of this (after I wrote a five body paragraph essay in my review request)
    alexa play heart eyes by coin because this cover just transcended all other covers
    Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨

    Like with the first book I had a feeling that this was somewhat unoriginal. It had some clear The Hunger Games vibes - girl becomes figurehead for resistance, girl gets a (strange) 'codename', girl doubts whether resistance is actually better than established ruling faction. Also, it had some world-building problems. Still, I enjoyed the characters, the overall direction of the story and the LGBT representation.


    Bo!: Bo was such a brigh
    *screams into the void* I'm fine, I swear I am. I'm fine I'm fine I'm fine I'm fine I'M FINE. but maybe I'm fucking lying.
    4 stars | video review ~ 13 min

    *single tear* Last year, Girls of Paper and Fire came out. This year, I was lucky enough to have my request for a Girls of Storm and Shadow ARC granted by the publisher! I was super excited to receive this in the mail, so thank you Little, Brown and Co. for sending GOSAS to me.

    If I was lukewarm about GOPAF, I am pleasantly REELING from GOSAS. Natasha pretty much gave me everything I asked for at the end of GOPAF in GOSAS. Color me impressed!

    Notes: I will have a con
    Aaryn Flott
    May 28, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Oh that cover is delicious!!!
    Jan 19, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2019-releases

    also,,, that synopsis is what i'm living for. "warrior love"
    milou  ☕️
    y'all this cover is bringing tears to my eyes
    May 28, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: etbr, tbr-sequels, arc, q, yff
    I got an eARC!! For my other European friends, this is up for request on!


    This cover. I.
    I love it so much and I want this book now
    Mar 06, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    So dang hyped for this. Come at me beloved pain


    That cover tho oh my God 😭😭😭❤❤❤
    I would do anything to have an ARC of this!
    Aug 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    girls of paper and fire - 1 star
    girls of storm and shadow - 1.5 stars


    this series is so tiring and boring and stupid and pointless...this book had NO PLOT. I just read 400 pages...and I'm like "that's it? that's the book?" because it was so STUPID. an entire book of lei

    literally, point out ONE thing they accomplished in this novel and i will be surprised. they did little things, like finding allies, but the entire book was people just keeping secrets, and action scene
    Emily (emilykatereads)
    "Wren and I might not be Paper Girls anymore, but we are still capable of creating fire.
    And now we have a whole
    world to set ablaze."

    OH BOY. I thought the first book gave me everything I needed with wholesome queer girls together in an amazing fantasy story?

    We forget what else gets me goin'.


    And this book is full of them.

    I don't want to say too much about the specifics of this, because well, spoilers, but oh boy, do I love a good morally-grey character. Esp
    Jun 16, 2019 marked it as 2019-releases  ·  review of another edition
    Guess who got an ARC of this book? ME!!!!!!

    Being a bookseller really does have its perks.

    GoPaL: *ends like how it ends*

    Me: this is absolutely
    not funny, delete
    this immediately
    or my lawyer will
    be in contact

    Natasha: lets do it
    baby, i know
    the law

    I don't understand this meme, but I'll use it however unironic it is.

    Also, I realize how priviledge I am to have access to an ARC, but I am going to wait until I can get access to the audiobook because it's not worth pushing myself when I don't have the
    N (they/them)




    also it's being released on nov 5th and that's officially going to be the best day of my life oh my god
    Yusra  ✨
    May 28, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    yes. YEEEESSSSSSS. ok but YESSSSS.
    Megan ❀
    Feb 03, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased  ·  review of another edition
    5/31/19: THE COVER. I DIE.

    3/5/19: WE HAVE A TITLE AND SYNOPSIS!!!!! 💖💖💖


    @ the publishing gods please give it to me
    ✨ emma ✨
    THIS COVER ??????????????????
    michelle (magical reads)
    4.25 stars

    read on my blog

    Wren and I might not be Paper Girls anymore, but we are still capable of creating fire.
    And now we have a whole world to set ablaze.

    Girls of Storm and Shadow was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, and I honestly screamed on the inside when I received an ARC in the mail. It had been a while since I read the first book, so I had to take a bit of a break to reread Girls of Paper and Fire. Then I had to mentally prepare myself to start this book, and I was not dis
    May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I loved Natasha Ngan's writing so much, and I loved the way this book dealt with the aftermath of everything Lei and Wren have been through. It doesn't brush any of it off--even if other characters might not want to engage with it. I loved the scenes where Lei and Wren talk about it, where we can see and feel how much they have been through, and how difficult it is for them to heal. That cliffhanger ending though--ooof. I don't know how I'm going to recover from that. Book three can't get here f ...more
    Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Why does it have to end like that?!

    I can’t believe I’ve got an Arc for this! I know what my first book of October is going to be :))
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    Natasha Ngan is a NYT bestselling author and yoga teacher. She grew up between Malaysia, where the Chinese side of her family is from, and the UK. This multicultural upbringing continues to influence her writing, and she is passionate about bringing diverse stories to teens. Natasha studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a social media consultant and fashion blogger.


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