Release date: Nov. 6, 2018
What it’s about: Set in the Asian-inspired fantasy world of Ikhara, eight girls are chosen to become the Demon King’s concubines every year, which is considered to be an honor. This year, Lei is forcibly taken from her village to serve as the King’s ninth. Oppressed and alone, Lei can think of nothing but escape. She wants to go back to her family, but she doesn’t expect to find comfort in another girl, Wren, who she slowly begins to fall for. However, Wren reveals a deep secret and Lei must make a choice: fight or flight. With a lush setting and rich world, Ngan creates a story filled with female empowerment, f/f romance, and complex characters.
You can also purchase the sequel, Girls of Storm and Shadow.
Get it from Bookshop for $10.11, Barnes & Noble for $9.89, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.