Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

Iron Widow #1

Xiran Jay Zhao with Rong Fu (Narrator)

12 hours, 13 minutes first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ science fiction young adult adventurous dark tense fast-paced

Description

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 ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 24,382 reviews

Moods

adventurous 88%
dark 74%
tense 61%
emotional 48%
challenging 27%
inspiring 19%
mysterious 19%
sad 14%
funny 10%
reflective 10%
hopeful 6%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 65%
medium 33%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 22% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17

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