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Business is booming for Prudence Wu.

A black-market-media smuggler and scholarship student at the prestigious New Columbia Preparatory Academy, Pru is lucky to live in the Barricade Coalition where she is free to study, read, watch, and listen to whatever she wants. But between essays and exams, she chooses to spend her breaks sweet-talking border patrol with her best
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Razorbill / Penguin Random House
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♠ TABI ♠
Aug 24, 2018 added it
Shelves: edelweiss
DNF @ 49% as my first official ARC dnf ever. And I'm super disappointed because this was one of my most-hyped books because DRAGONS but also CYBER-SENTIENT DRAGONS . . . but what I got was uber, Jay-Kristoff-level-annoying sassy characters, slow plot, too much info-dumping, and something that just didn't flow right to keep me interested. Also, not enough of the promised robotic dragons. Sure, I may try to pick this up again before the release date, but I'm not holding my breath.

I received a
Apr 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
For a hot minute my TBR pile was smaller than my Read pile, but all these awesome new releases killed that. Books, amiright?

Amélie Zhao
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start with REBELWING?

This is the Asian SFF book of my dreams -- the one that little Amelie desperately needed in her life, and I am so incredibly, heart-bursting-from-chest-ingly happy that it is coming to you in 2020.

REBELWING follows the story of Prudence Wu, a witty and precocious high school student with a side job: she smuggles banned media from one of the last free, democratic strongholds of a futuristic United States into "Incorporated" lands strife with propaganda and
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
oh my GOD

OFFICIAL BLURB: “Freedom! Revolution! Mecha-dragons! Soaring with wit, heart, and thrilling heroics in spades, Rebelwing is too damn fun to put down.” —Emily Skrutskie, author of Hullmetal Girls
Francesca Flores
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HOLY WOW THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! There are few words that could describe how much I LOVE Prudence Wu and this world that the author has crafted. Everything about this world is at once intelligent-as-heck, stunningly beautiful, and all the while universal. Because that's what I felt in each of these characters: something universal that tied me to them and made me absolutely invested in their story. Pru is one of my favorite protagonists ever, with her wit, humor that made me laugh out loud many ...more
Hannah F. Whitten
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the smartest, funniest, and most thought-provoking books I have ever read. Andrea’s characters and descriptions are thoughtfully and cleverly written and the world she creates is fascinating and terrifying and so, so fun to be immersed in.
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Jun 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020
Why am I such trash for this summary?
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Rebelwing is everything I wanted and more. Prep school setting, smuggling, and cybernetic dragons? Even more than that, Rebelwing asks questions about censorship, rebellion, and hope. Prep school smuggling in a Science Fiction setting with sentient cybernetic dragons? I feel like Rebelwing was made for me. Rebelwing is an action packed story that features an unlikely heroine and
Amber (The Book Bratz)
Jul 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
This book is a NEED not a want
Grace Li
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yes
Rebelwing is a gem of a book -- brilliant, witty, and, at turns, heartbreaking. It's about power, political dynasties, all the glory and folly of revolution, but it's also about family, teenagers carving their space in the world, and all the small, lovely moments that make a life worth living. I loved everything about it (but especially Jay Park, who has my whole heart and then some).
Feb 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
According to Andrea's twitter this book contains:

"1. cold war via robot dragons
2. 3 fighty girls + 1 soft pretty boy fighter pilot
3. battling dystopian evil for school credits
4. aggressive snack breaks
5. world's saltiest single mom"

PLUS prep schools and smuggling and a sentient cybernetic DRAGON ?!?!?

This book makes me feel the same way I feel about Pacific Rim. It's bright and neon and full of absolutely delightful, unapologeitc ridiculousness. It's witty and warm, full of biting humor and character growth to die for. But it's also a social commentary and a ruthless destruction of capitalism and censorship. It's about a girl piloting a dragon-shaped mech that's sentient and imprinted on her mind. But it's also a war story. It's about absolute disaster teens who I love with my entire being ...more
4.5/5 Stars

*I received a free ARC of this book from Razorbill/Penguin Random House. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.*

Rebelwing tells the story of seventeen-year-old Prudence “Pru” Wu, a prep-schooler who, between her classes and studies, smuggles banned, black market media from her home in the Barricade Coalition, where people have the freedom to read, watch, and listen to whatever they like, to the less fortunate citizens of the United Continental Confederacy, Inc
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group - Razorbill in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I totally fell in love with the concept of this book and the struggles Pru went through controlling the government's most desired weapon and being the chosen one, to attending prep school and the troubles of being a teenage girl. Pru is a rebel on a routine smuggle deal to the chosen one that's destined
Vinny —☽.。* Artsy Draft
Thank you Razorbill for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, arc
As a student at New Columbia Prep, Prudence Wu has found a way to supplement her scholarship by smuggling black market media. But when she's betrayed by one of her buyers, she only makes it out by the last minute rescue from a sentient cybernetic dragon. Suddenly, Pru finds herself in the middle of a revolution she had no interest in joining.

Rebelwing is a smart, sci-fi, YA novel that I'm totally here for. This novels boasts multi-dimensional POC main character and we'll fleshed out queer side
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book. The beginning was a bit hard to follow but it’s much better than having a super long and boring intro. Characters are amazing and very well explained. I would 100% recommend this book. The universe created by Andrea Tang leaves me in awe.
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