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Iron Widow

  • Author: Xiran Jay Zhao
  • ISBN: 9780735269941
  • Format: ebook
  • Start: 2023-07-27
  • Finish: 2023-07-29

There was a lot of hype for Iron Widow and it absolutely lives up to it. It tells the story of a girl rebelling against a deeply sexist society in the middle of a mecha war in which the male pilots are heroes and girls are continually sacrificed to keep the mechs running. The characters are interesting, there are strong anti-sexist and anti-capitalist themes, and the battle scenes were entertaining without drawing attention from the horrors of the system the main character fights against. I noticed some similarities to The Hunger Games, but didn’t think that detracted from the book overall.