Finished reading: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao 📚

And, in the end, isn’t that all dignity is? The boundaries and values you decide for yourself? I know what matters most to me, and it has nothing to do with any semblance of “purity”. I will not make myself small and crumple into a sad creature of fear that lives to please Li Shimin in hopes of earning his mercy.

From pg. 123. This YA feminist rage book is subtle as a sledgehammer, and you should absolutely consider the trigger warnings just before the prologue. A fierce and fun read!