Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin - Blurb
Kurara has never known any other life than being a servant on board the Midori, but when her party trick of making paper come to life turns out to be a power treasured across the empire, she joins a skyship and its motley crew to become a Crafter. Taught by the gruff but wise Himura, Kurara learns to hunt shikigami – wild paper spirits who are sought after by the Princess.
But are these creatures just powerful slaves, or are they beings with their own souls? And can a teenage girl be the one to help them find their voice – and change the course of an empire?
Ann Sei Lin has created such a vivid and unique story. With gorgeous and intricate worldbuilding. I was enthralled from page one until the end. Can't wait to read more from this author. 4/5 stars only because i personally couldn't connect with the characters straight away. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.