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Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 – 9
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (February 25, 2020)
“Mixing everything that’s best about dragons, dystopia, and generational conflict, Tang delivers a high flying debut that pulls no punches.” –E.K. Johnston, #1 New York TimesBestselling Author
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.
Set in a wonderfully inventive near-future Washington, D.C., this hilarious, defiant debut sparkles with wit and wisdom, deftly exploring media consumption, personal freedoms, and the weight of one life as Pru, rather reluctantly, takes to the skies.
“An engaging high tech fairy tale in which storytelling is as much a part of the resistance as the battles themselves.” —Natalie C. Parker, author of Seafire
“Rebelwing is a brilliant sci-fi debut that had my heart at cybernetic dragons. Full of clever banter and characters that burst from the pages, Andrea Tang’s writing is nuanced and captivating—I was entranced from beginning to end!” —Akemi Dawn Bowman, award-winning author of Starfish, Summer Bird Blue, and Harley in the Sky
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.
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