Natasha Ngan is part young-adult author, part yoga-teacher, part habitual nap-taker. She grew up between Malaysia and the UK, speaking Chinese with her mother mainly as a way to talk about people without them understanding. She studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and later worked as a fashion blogger, social media consultant and freelance writer. Natasha recently moved to Paris, where she likes to imagine she drifts stylishly from brasserie to brasserie, notepad in one hand and wineglass in the other. In reality, she mostly spends her time lost on the metro and offending locals with her French.
An elegant and heart-rending ode to human endurance, and to love. Lei is an unforgettable protagonist - her story will have you reading all night, then calling for the next oneBeautiful and heart-breaking and meaningful . . . Ngan's writing is stunning - Young Adult ReadsQueer girls falling in love while kicking ass and resisting oppression in a rich, magical, and Asian-inspired world. What more could you ask for? - R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy WarAn explosively tense and immensely deft novel . . . Ngan has written a very accomplished work, and I'm really looking forward to the sequel. - Tor.comNgan's story is rich, is beautiful, is devastating and magical, and one of the best novels that I've picked up so far in 2018 - Hypable