Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again!
What would you give as a birthday gift to a fellow book lover?
Happy Birthday, Billy!
If I know what they've read and what they might like, I would probably go with a book--easy and obvious. Otherwise, I would try to find something suitably themed, like bookmarks, a book bag, book-related accessories etc. Luckily there are plenty of book-themed items around, if you don't want to (or can't) go with an actual book!
There is a tradition in our kingdom, one all castes of demon and human follow. We call it the Birth-blessing.
From page 56:
I nod, distracted. Blessed. The word rings even more hollow tonight. My eyes are the reason I've been ripped from my home.
Girls of Paper and Fire
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.
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
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.