Iron Widow

Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao (2021)

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Sci-Fi


The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. 

When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it’s to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister’s death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​ 

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Welcome to K-dramas

Welcome to my K-drama addiction…

Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game finally brought the world’s attention to Korean dramas but, despite its popularity, psychological thrillers might not be for everyone so I decided to compile a list of a few (okay, maybe more than a few) shows that I’ve seen and enjoyed from various genres. They aren’t all K-dramas, but they are all very entertaining in their own ways so hopefully you’ll find something on the list to help dip your toe into an entire other continent of storytelling if you haven’t already. There’s so much you might be missing out on! And this is totally just my own opinion so you may or may not agree with my suggestions. For perspective, I’m a Mexican-American girl with a strong preference for sweet, happy endings and this list is of the shows lining my path into the world of K-dramas.

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