Iron widow

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Toronto : Tundra Book Group, 2022.
9780735269958, 0735269955
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398 pages 21cm
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HL 830L


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Antigo - Young Adult Fiction Older TeenYA FIC ZHAO IW #1Available

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Toronto : Tundra Book Group, 2022.
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Originally published: Toronto : Penguin Teen, 2021.
"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."--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Zhao, X. J. (2022). Iron widow . Tundra Book Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zhao, Xiran Jay. 2022. Iron Widow. Tundra Book Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zhao, Xiran Jay. Iron Widow Tundra Book Group, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Zhao, Xiran Jay. Iron Widow Tundra Book Group, 2022.

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