Iron Widow

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Publisher Description

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Pacific Rim
meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.


The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often 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 she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​
 
To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia​. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2021
September 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tundra Book Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
18.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Archangel Beth ,

Daaaaang!

Picked up one of the twists early on, but did NOT quite get the end twist! Gonna need that sequel soon!!

Very much like how the triangle resolves. Excellent. Definitely good.

And the Iron Widow is so very much a wicked girl saving herself, to quote a McGuire song.

AshEverietta ,

So freaking good

Just do it. Just read it

GucciGretchen ,

a weird but fun ride

i really enjoyed this! i think there were some parts that were a little on the nose, but they didn’t ruin the story for me or anything. i liked the MC and the polyamorous love triangle, though i wish it had a bit more development with the two guys, because that part seemed a bit rushed.

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