Girls of Paper and Fire Review

Ebook, 366 Pages
Fantas/ YA/ LGBT
By: Natasha Ngan

We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled.

๐ŸŒŸ It has been a week since I finished this book and I have been thinking about it the whole week. The short and direct answer is that it is a good book, but I certainly think it could have been better. I will break down my thoughts for this book which will help me giving it a final star rating.

๐ŸŒŸ The first thing that I liked, also the first thing that captured my attention was -you’re right- the writing style. Natasha has a magical prose and I liked many quotes in this one.

๐ŸŒŸ The world building started good, I like learning how these worlds function as a whole, how the common people and royalty are affected. The book started by explaining the mythology but it didn’t expand that much further.

๐ŸŒŸ The plot was good, I can’t say that I was surprised. It was enjoyable but I think I already read it before in other books and in other ways.

๐ŸŒŸ The characters were probably my biggest problem with this series. I wasn’t a very big fan of Lei and some of the minor characters were developed even more. I like slow burn romance, but I think the romance here was kind of forced upon the story and I wasn’t convinced.
Also, This Emperor may be one of the fluffiest emperors I have ever seen. OK, he was bad, he raped girls, he’s disgusting but I didn’t feel that he is powerful at all. I expected more from all of the characters.

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I am pretty sure that this is a story that will get many fans and success and that is good. I think the author is a nice person and she deserves it. I expected something a bit different and a bit better from all aspects except the writing. I am going to give the second book a chance and I am gibing this one a 3.5 out of 5 stars!

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๐ŸŒŸ For fans of F/F romance with fantasy settings and good writing.

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  1. Ngan’s writing style is so good! I agree the emperor was quite weak as a character. He’s terrible, but I felt that he had very little depth and was only really there as ‘the bad guy’.

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  2. I am really excited to read this book, but I have seen a few mixed reviews. I am sorry this one didn’t work 100% for you; if the romance is a little weird I may also have some trouble. Tempering my expectations a little, thanks!

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