Iron Widow

Iron Widow

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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.

Title:Iron Widow
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735269934
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    Iron Widow Reviews

  • Xiran Jay Zhao

    ENFORCE YOUR LAST PATHETIC GENDER ROLE, PATRIARCHYPS You can find more pretty art, memes, and the mecha designs on my website! ­čśŤBeen seeing some confusion about this so thought I'd clarify here: th...

  • anna (Ż of readsrainbow)

    rep: Chinese-coded cast & setting, bi mcstw: gore, murder, torture, mentions of rape, threats of rape, misogyny, femicide, suicide ideation, abuse, alcohol addictionReview also on Reads Rainbow. ARC p...

  • chai ?

    "Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in a polyamorous reimagining of China's only female emperor"I guess life is just that unimportant thing thatÔÇÖs happening before I get to read this book...

  • Melanie

    ARC Provided by the Author & Caffeine Book Tours "This world does not deserve my respect. It is not worthy of my kindness or compassion." IÔÇÖll be completely honest, when I read the author ...

  • Lexi

    Okay, I need to preface this by saying I enthusiastically requested this arc because Xiran is one of my all-time favorite influencers. Their commentary, videos, etc, I love them. But this book is bad....

  • mina reads??

    Polyam instead of love triangles in YA? I canÔÇÖt wait!But this is inspired by Pacific Rim and East Asian myth!!!!!! IÔÇÖm hype ...

  • Chloe Gong

    Absolutely epic. This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams. Iron Widow charges headfirst into a world of giant mechas and uncompromising characters. The brutal be...

  • jessica

    i had no intention of reading this - it just didnt sound like a story that would work for me. but i kept seeing all of the 5 star reviews and i ultimately caved into the peer pressure. but i should ha...

  • Althea ?

    You know whatÔÇŽ the most accurate analogy for this book really is Attack on Titan but it make it mecha Sci-Fi set in a dystopian era inspired by historical China. By that, I mean the vibe with how vu...

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    GOOD FOR HER...