This fortnight we’re discussing “IRON WIDOW” by Xiran Jay Zhao. This is book one of a planned series.
Wu Zetian wants to assassinate her sister's murderer, but finds herself in a string of mech battles working alongside Li Shimin, the strongest pilot in Huaxia. Told in Third Person with Single POV.
- TITLE: Iron Widow
- AUTHOR: Xiran Jay Zhao
- PUBLISHER: Penguin Teen
- YEAR: 2021
- LENGTH: 400 pages
- AGE: Young Adult
- GENRE: Science Fiction
- RECOMMENDED: Highly
Book TW for grief, misogyny (graphic), sexual content, alcohol, alcoholism (graphic), medical content, injury description, pregnancy (backstory), blood (graphic), vomit, suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse, child abuse, violence (graphic), torture (graphic), murder (graphic), parental death (backstory), major character death (graphic), death (graphic).
Topic 1: Forced Alcoholism. Begins at (1:35), CW for alcoholism, torture, death.
Topic 2: Death Machine. Begins at (10:00), CW for sexism, misogyny, death.
Topic 3: Invasion. Begins at (21:15), CW for death.
Promo for RMC vs CG; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (31:25).
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