I’ve been blogging for almost one year. I started requesting books from publishers awhile back, but I’ve never heard back from any of them. But I just got this amazing book mail from Hachette. This was a book I e-mailed a request for and it’s so much more special because it’s my first. I’ve received books from publishers, but this is my first from an e-mail request.
This is one of my most anticipated fall releases. My top 10 most anticipated fall releases (Sept and Oct)
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 piqued 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 being 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 plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.
TW: violence and sexual abuse.
Goodreads has the release date as November, but it looks like it will be out in October.
Thank you so much Jimmy Patterson Books/Hachette Book Group! I am so unbelievably happy to have a copy of this book!