The Resource Iron widow, Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron widow, Xiran Jay Zhao

Label
Iron widow
Title
Iron widow
Statement of responsibility
Xiran Jay Zhao
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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."--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • OLA Best Bets, 2021
  • Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, 2022.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11011128
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zhao, Xiran Jay
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Mecha (Vehicles)
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Great Wall of China (China)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Iron widow, Xiran Jay Zhao
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735269941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B1C350B4-AE25-4202-9B05-11DE643E8A40
System control number
(OCoLC)1197966380
Label
Iron widow, Xiran Jay Zhao
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735269941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B1C350B4-AE25-4202-9B05-11DE643E8A40
System control number
(OCoLC)1197966380

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