iron widow by xiran jay zhao

oh beavers, when you start this book, strap in for a ride. i have been delighted with the way the book grabbed me and refused to let go. it’s a wonderful feeling every reader can relate to. not every book has such effect, but i open every new book with hopes of feeling such joy again.

obviously, “iron widow” is written for a specific audience, but which book isn’t? so, while i’m very much into this book, i can imagine that someone would be bored or annoyed by (see my opinions of “the antropocene reviewed” and “noise damage”).

from the ‘technical’ point of view, “iron widow” sits firmly within boundaries of the young adult fiction, which is not meant as criticism. you get exactly what it says on the tin, aka the blurbs are not misleading (doesn’t happen often enough in my opinion).