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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library Y TAN (Text) 33500013213442 New Checked out 05/02/2020
McIntosh Public Library Y TAN (Text) 33500013213459 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984835093
  • ISBN: 1984835092
  • Physical Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
At New Columbia Preparatory Academy in a near-future Washington, D.C., black market smuggler Prudence Wu and friends Anabel, Alex, and Cat become key players in a conflict with the United Continental Confederacy.
Things just got weird for Prudence Wu. One minute, she's cashing in on a routine smuggling deal. The next, she's escaping enforcers on the wings of what very much appears to be a sentient cybernetic dragon. Pru is used to life throwing her some unpleasant surprises--she goes to prep school, after all, and selling banned media across the border in a country with a ruthless corporate government obviously has its risks. But a cybernetic dragon? That's new. She tries to forget about the fact that the only reason she's not in jail is because some sort of robot saved her, and that she's going to have to get a new side job now that enforcers are on to her. So she's not exactly thrilled when Rebelwing shows up again. Even worse, it's become increasingly clear that the rogue machine has imprinted on her permanently, which means she'd better figure out this whole piloting-a-dragon thing--fast. Because Rebelwing just happens to be the ridiculously expensive weapon her government needs in a brewing war with its neighbor, and Pru's the only one who can fly it.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+ Razorbill.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Following a recent civil war, North America has split into two states: the Barricade Coalition, which champions free thought, and the United Continental Confederacy (UCC), whose residents follow strict censorship laws under a corporate government. Barricader Prudence Wu is a scholarship student struggling to get through prep school who also runs a side job smuggling banned media across the border. When a client rats her out to the UCC police, Pru narrowly avoids arrest. Luckily, she's saved by a sentient, mechanical dragon, but the creature's sudden attachment to her draws Pru into another conflict brewing between the Coalition and the UCC. With the help of her friends, Pru works on a high-risk government project to combat the UCC's growing technological threat. In Tang's debut, cybernetic dragons and robotic hybrids clash as readers follow a lovable cast through the political machinations of war. A theme exploring artistic expression is intriguing and necessary, though it feels underdeveloped within the larger story, begging for a deeper examination in what's sure to be an exciting sequel. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Andrea Tang grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and currently resides in Washington, DC, where she pens fiction by night and collects geopolitical gossip by day. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Oxford, she's also a perpetually recovering theater kid, Fulbright grantee, former pentathlete, tae kwon do black belt, and serial dabbler in various martial and movement arts. Among other things, she enjoys superheroes, giant robots, and the endless versatility of pie.

Subject: Smuggling > Fiction.
Dragons > Fiction.
Robots > Fiction.
Revolutions > Fiction.
Preparatory schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Smuggling > Fiction.
Dragons > Fiction.
Revolutions > Fiction.
Preparatory schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Washington (D.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.

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