Genre: young adult, fantasy, historical fiction
Diversity tags: author of color (chinese american); poc representation (chinese-inspired world); lgbtq+ representation (bisexual; polyamory)
Publication date: 21 September
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Cover: Ashley Mackenzie (artist)
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- Violence and abuse, footbinding, suicide ideation, discussion and references to sexual assault (though no on-page depictions), alcohol addiction, and torture.
About the Author
Xiran Jay Zhao is a first-gen immigrant from small-town China who was raised by the Internet. A recent graduate of Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, they wrote science fiction and fantasy while they probably should have been studying more about biochemical pathways. You can find them on Twitter for memes, Instagram for cosplays and fancy outfits, and YouTube for long videos about Chinese history and culture. Iron Widow is their first novel.
About the Tour
The tour for Iron Widow accommodates book bloggers and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to applicants who identify with the following representation: Asian, bisexual, and polyamorous. The tour’s official hashtag is #IronWidowTour.
The tour will run from August 23rd to August 27th. Although book reviews are required for this tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.
Digital review copies of Iron Widow will be distributed through NetGalley. This means that you need a NetGalley account to participate.
Sign-ups will close within this week and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.
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