Rebelwing by Andrea Tang

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! Sometimes YA novels re a hit or miss for me. This was a hit.

This book took place in a science fiction setting and had...DRAGONS. I know guys. Dragons. But it is absolutely NOT what you are thinking and you have no idea what you are getting into. This book is action packed and goes until the very end. This book plays with a lot of things that are revenant to our current climates in the world and that made it that much more of a great read. I loved how the main character was actually given a personality that showed her mind at work. She weighed her decisions and faced things she perceived as her weaknesses. It was empowering to watch her develop as the book went on. The book felt with censorship and a political climate that puts everyone on a side. I look forward to more in this world.

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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 friend, Anabel, in order to sell banned media to the less fortunate citizens of the United Continental Confederacy, Inc. When a drop-off goes awry, Pru narrowly escapes UCC enforcers to find that her rescuer is, of all things, a sentient cybernetic dragon. On the one hand, Pru is lucky not to be in prison, or worse. On the other, the dragon seems to have imprinted on her permanently, which means she has no choice but to be its pilot. Drawn into a revolution she has no real interest in leading, Pru, Anabel, and friends Alex and Cat become key players in a brewing conflict with the UCC as the corporate government develops advanced weaponry more terrifying and grotesque than Pru could have ever imagined.