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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

disheveledwizard's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

spaghettilover's review against another edition

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3.25

I felt like the story, and dialogue in particular, was overly simplistic and many of the connections made and realizations by the characters were practically spelled out, more than I would expect for a YA story. 

alargelady's review

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adventurous emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

What a whirlwind. Really intriguing beginning and Zetian's strength and desire for a better life is a breath of fresh air from a lot of damsel-in-distress type stories. I was wary of the
love triangle
but it ended up being done in a unique way that I really appreciated, though the romance elements did feel a bit rushed. Looking forward to book 2

jflood's review

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5.0

I finished it in two days and had to throw the book at the ending. Not entirely unexpected but still cut me like a knife.

kristyn_b's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

nattly's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

artemislivingston's review

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dark emotional reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

paperdolz's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

duda2244's review

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adventurous inspiring tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

terpgirl42's review

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4.0

3.5