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Iron Widow

Zhao, Xiran Jay. Book - 2021 Teen Fiction / Zhao, Xiran, Teen Book / Fiction / Science Fiction / Zhao, Xiran Jay None on shelf 21 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China. It doesn't matter that the girls die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her frightening yet valuable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest male pilot in Huaxia, yet feared and ostracized for killing his father and brothers. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will take over instead, then leverage their combined strength to force her society to stop failing its women and girls. Or die trying"--Provided by publisher.

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Something New and Different submitted by rishikabhutani on December 21, 2021, 7:13pm I liked how different this book was from most YA sci-fi fantasy novels. I love a villain/corruption arc, which this book had. I also enjoyed how strong-willed and sassy the main character is. You rarely get to read a novel like this where the protagonist is almost an anti-hero, with no desire to be compassionate in a cruel world. Wu Zetian is a relatable character in that sense. This is one of those books that you simply can not put down until it's finished. I look forward to reading the sequel.

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PUBLISHED
[Toronto, Ontario] : Penguin Teen, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 394 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780735269934
0735269939

SUBJECTS
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Mecha (Vehicles) -- Fiction.
Robots -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Great Wall of China (China) -- Fiction.
Science fiction.