GEARBREAKERS by Zoe Hana Mikuta
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Sona let the military carve out nearly every human part of her body, replacing them with gears and wires that will allow her to pilot the elite Valkyrie weapons, the mechanized gods that support Godolia’s repressive government regime. But Sona had a reason for joining. Because the only way to bring down a god is from the inside.
Eris knows the only way to bring down a Valkyrie is by getting inside it, taking it apart one gear at a time. But when one of the pilots approaches her, offers to help her bring down Godolia, she hesitates. After all, these mecha pilots are the reason the tyrannical government has been able to persecute and murder her people. And the only thing more dangerous than forming an alliance would be if the elite mecha warrior and the renegade scavenger fall in love…
An inventive, fast-paced YA sci-fi that felt to me like an LGBTQIA+ Pacific Rim x The Force Awakens. This will be a winner with sci-fi fans!