After fleeing from the Hidden Palace, Lei and Wren are now faced with finding allies for the upcoming war. Even after finding freedom, new problems threaten their lives and their relationship at every turn.
Lei is a Paper, fully human, and she lives a simple life working in her father's herb shop when she gets brutally taken from her home in order to become the Demon King's concubine. Lei and the other girls chosen, titled Paper Girls, spend their time in the court learning skills to please their oppressors.
After husband left three years ago, Amy has been struggling to make ends meet for her two kids. She finally has everything under control when her husband shows up and wants to spend the summer with the kids. Kid-free for the first time in years, Amy goes to New York City to see what she has been missing out on.
Ever since their first day of work together, Lucy and Joshua have been playing the hating game. They are constantly bickering and trying to one up each other and are sworn enemies. But when only one of them can get a big promotion that's come up, the dynamic between them changes and maybe they don't hate each other after all.
After running away from her life in Paris, Celine goes to New Orleans. She is enchanted by the city but soon becomes involved with the Court of Lions, a group of glamorous non-humans. However, people are being killed and Celine takes it upon herself to find the killer because they seem to be targeting people close to her.