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Girls of Storm and Shadow
Girls of Storm and Shadow | Natasha Ngan
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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 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? The explosive Girls of Paper and Fire was named:- A 10-week New York Times bestseller- #1 on the Indie Kids Next List- B&N's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2018- Buzzfeed's Books You Need to Pick Up This Fall- Goodread's Ultimate Fall YA Reading List - Shondaland's Fantasy Novels You Need to Read- Bookriot's Must Read Asian Releases- Bookish's Most Anticipated YA SFF List
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RavenCatReads
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Pickpick

Damn you Ngan, my heart can‘t handle this! I need book three!!! 😭😭😭😍🦁

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amsu311
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Mehso-so
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tracey38
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So, last week was a LONG and rough work week. Yesterday was very rainy but I had to go out and do a little Christmas shopping as well as run some normal errands. And... I was a bit naughty. I went into B&N and came out with 4 books for myself! I just couldn't help it. 👇

tracey38 Really, my sister is the only one who still buys me Christmas presents and I know she won't buy me books even if I ask. 🤔 I needed a pick-me-up so here it is! But now I don't know which to start next! 2w
Kayla.Adriena I'd say you have absolutely nothing to feel guilty about! No matter what time of year it is 😁 2w
tracey38 @Kayla.Adriena why thank you!!! 😁💛 2w
TheAromaofBooks I just got Evergreen Springs out of the library this past week! I haven't read any of Thayne's books before, so I'm interested to read it. 2w
tracey38 @TheAromaofBooks I've only read one of her books and it was a recent read and a Christmas story. Made me want to check out another one of her books. I hope you enjoy her, too. 🙂 2w
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#113 of my year. Book 1 was great although I didn‘t like the main character. The other characters she meets along the way are more interesting and badass. I hope she grows tougher in this one.

Caffeinated_Reader That was epic! The battle scenes were bloody and evenly matched with death on all sides. It was super fast paced and exciting. I love how Wren took the lead in this story a bit more than Lei. Although I don‘t like the direction Wrens character was being driven. I still think she‘s great. 1mo
Caffeinated_Reader Lei is still an annoying character. She gets in the way too much, I know she‘s trying to help and develop as a warrior and all buuuut uggggh! She distracts people and just makes everyone have to come to her rescue. I honestly feel like she did have great character development and will be a huge badass in the next book. 1mo
Caffeinated_Reader I am dying to know what the heck happened on the island. Lova was a great character too. Idk about how I feel about the characters that died. I was pissed. I most definitely look forward to the final book in this trilogy. 1mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I enjoyed this book but I liked the first one better. I felt like something was missing. I also had cliffhangers. I really hope I don‘t have to wait until year until the next book comes out!

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alisonrose
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Def suffers from Second Book Syndrome as it‘s basically just “journey journey FIGHT journey journey FIGHT” as well as a few too many plot conveniences. But at least some of the journeying & fighting moved the plot along, & I appreciated the new complications in Lei & Wren‘s relationship, as well as seeing Wren‘s darker side. Just hope the 3rd book is the last & Ngan doesn‘t pull a “Now it‘s a 14 book series!!!” on us like some authors 😒 3/5 ⭐️

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BOOOOOOOOO JFC STOP USING THIS PHRASE! I swear, I think YA authors are purposely writing this now because they know how much everyone hates it and they think it‘s funny or something. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

Lifeisasnap I agree. It just isn‘t as descriptive as they think. 1mo
Sace 🤣 I can picture a bunch of authors at a conference laughing about it. 1mo
xicanti Elizabeth Acevedo used it THREE TIMES in her last book and I was like, “Are you being deliberately awful here?” 1mo
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alisonrose @Lifeisasnap Right? It‘s so bland. 1mo
alisonrose @Sace Seriously!! 1mo
alisonrose @xicanti I KNOW and that really surprised me because I didn‘t expect her to be so.....trite. 1mo
Lifeisasnap Just because they are writing for YA doesn‘t mean they have to dumb it down... 1mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Saturday morning reading before running errands. Someone is a little relaxed and spoiled! 💜📚🐶💜📚🐶

MidnightBookGirl Cute pup! 1mo
Gaylagal2 Adorable!🐾 1mo
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Quirkybookworm
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Oooooohh! This came in just now. Now I‘ve got chicken soup cooking, hot toddy going and brand new book. Possible cure for my head cold!😉#Girlsofstormandshadow @JP_Books @girlinthelens

Crazeedi Lots of garlic I'm guessing??😉 1mo
Quirkybookworm @Crazeedi no, lots of ginger. 1mo
Crazeedi @Quirkybookworm helps a lot!! 1mo
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alisonrose

It‘s easier to be strong when you‘re doing it for someone else‘s sake.

[Ain‘t that the truth.]

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alisonrose
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Picked this one up on release day yesterday and was feeling in the mood for fantasy, and I really liked the first book—hoping this is a strong follow up and doesn‘t suffer from Second Book Syndrome 😬 #nowreading

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Branwen
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I loved the first book in this series SO MUCH when I read it that I sent the author a big gushy email about it! She was very kind and wrote me back a sweet email in response! I kind of have a special place in my heart for her now! 💕📚💕

juls29 She sounds awesome! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of the second book! 1mo
Branwen @juls29 Thanks! I'm still trying to decide if I want to reread the first one first, or just dive right into the new one! 😁 1mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Okay I have book 1 and still have not read it. Unfortunately I like this cover, but do not think it has the graphic punch of book one. It seems more, been there done that. It doesn't stand out in the crowd. Almost like it belongs to a decade ago with the Vampire Academy and Morganville vampire novels.

There is a pre-order campaign for this book if you are interested (I got an email yesterday).

Out Noember 5
#CoverLove #YAedition

silentrequiem I'm also in the "bought book 1 but haven't read it" club. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @silentrequiem for me the James Patterson Presents books are really hit or miss. I can‘t guarantee I will like them or that they are worth the read. However they have hired a great graphic artist for the covers. I wish it was more like Rick Riordan Presents. I have yet to read a dud or a so so book from his imprint. 2mo
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kate_reads
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Sunday plans ☺️

rachelsbrittain Excellent Sunday plans! 2mo
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kate_reads
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*heavy breathing* #bookmail 😱

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