packetcat reads 2022 Week 39 – Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Pages: 386
Purchased from: Kobo

Sometimes the main themes of the book are not always readily available at the surface but with this particular book, the theme is present all the right from page 1. That theme is anger, anger at the misogynist/sexist society depicted in the book.

The protagonist is angry all the time and its written in a very YA way…i.e in a straightforward way most of the way through. The emotions don’t start to get complicated until 3/4ths of the way through the book.

I am not really a YA enjoyer but I had a reasonably good time with this one. Definitely one of the best YA books I’ve read this week. The other one would be week 20’s We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.