Woooooow!!!! It’s been a little over ten hours since I closed the book, and I still feel absolutely wrecked from that emotional rollercoaster. From all the book releases this year, I think Kingdom of Ash has been my most anticipated one, and this certainly did not disappoint.
This book is so underrated. Red Winter is a beautifully written novel about Japanese mythology. It has spectacular world-building and a strong, empowered female character who goes through amazing development.
How did no one think that the concept of plopping Mulan in the middle of Eastern Europe surrounded by white people wasn’t weird?
Victoria Schwab has done it again. Her writing is as beautiful as ever, and this may have taken over five years to write, but it was worth every single word.
Once I heard that this was an Asian inspired fantasy world where girls are abducted to be concubines for a demon king…and then two of them work together to overthrow him and end up falling in love in the process…..I WAS SOLD. And then the cover came out, and I was just…..wow. Girls of Paper and Fire has been on my radar since, and I’m so so glad it did not disappoint. At all. I own three editions of this book, and I have no regrets.