Heart of Iron
Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

Heart of Iron Details

TitleHeart of Iron
Author
ReleaseFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
ISBN-139780062652850
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction

Heart of Iron Review

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    January 1, 1970
    Whattttt?! That ending though! I need the sequel now!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    Release date: February 27, 20183.5 stars. It's like Defy the Stars meets Empress of a Thousand Skies (with an Anastasia retelling in there)? The smuggler ship and other elements that reminded me of Firefly were really fun!I had kind of a hard time getting into the tone, but I still thought this was an engaging, fast-moving story! All of the POVs are short so things never got slow. I liked the characters (Jax was my favorite) and thought the writing did a great job conveying their different perso Release date: February 27, 20183.5 stars. It's like Defy the Stars meets Empress of a Thousand Skies (with an Anastasia retelling in there)? The smuggler ship and other elements that reminded me of Firefly were really fun!I had kind of a hard time getting into the tone, but I still thought this was an engaging, fast-moving story! All of the POVs are short so things never got slow. I liked the characters (Jax was my favorite) and thought the writing did a great job conveying their different personalities. And I was super grateful that Di's POV wasn't dull or hard to connect with even when he was supposed to be all mechanic & devoid of emotion. All of the couples were cute, too!3+ stars is still a good rating for me btw. I'm mostly just saying this was well done but I was never super into it. I think sci fi stories are super hit or miss with me, so that's just my personal taste (and not any actual problem with the book). I bet a ton of people will adore this one even more than I did!
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review....inspired by the story of Anastasia
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    January 1, 1970
    Guess who just got an ARC~ *squealing*
  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Trying to decide if I want to round up or down. It was okay... slow start... maybe I just wasn't as invested as I'd hoped to be. I have no doubt others will love this book. I'm sad a YA sci-fi didn't totally impress me but at the same time, I'm not disappointed. I'll be looking out for book two!***Review to come***
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  • The Bookavid
    January 1, 1970
    i heard this is queeri want this
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    "Pitched as Anastasia meets Firefly--" *hits "want to read button" so hard the mouse creaks*
  • Lauren [DontGoBrekkerMyHeart]
    January 1, 1970
    This story deserves a star rating of all the stars in the galaxy if I'm being honest. [SPOILER FREE]Ana. DI. Robb. Jax. These characters have coveted my heart until the end of time.Ashley is a prime example of an author who puts her characters through hell and back. I can't even list out all the times she made them suffer!DI stole my heart the most in all honesty. Throughout the entire book I just kept feeing my heart melt whenever he was either with Ana or trying to help her in the best possibl This story deserves a star rating of all the stars in the galaxy if I'm being honest. [SPOILER FREE]Ana. DI. Robb. Jax. These characters have coveted my heart until the end of time.Ashley is a prime example of an author who puts her characters through hell and back. I can't even list out all the times she made them suffer!DI stole my heart the most in all honesty. Throughout the entire book I just kept feeing my heart melt whenever he was either with Ana or trying to help her in the best possible way. He reminds me so much of Iko, but I think that's because they're both androids- though he just is too precious for this world! I really just need to hug him right now, and also I need to have a conversation with Ashley about him because W.H.Y.I'm trying very hard to not spoil you guys at all because all I want to do is rant about how amazing this story was, but I can't since that would involve spoilers.Though I'll just say it now: I'd recommend you know nothing going into this book. I mean the ultimate plot twist of the story happened, and I was left in a state somewhere between shock/ horror/ revulsion. It has been so long since I've enjoyed a sci-fi book to this degree, and I can't thank Ashley Poston enough for that.The character relationships are probably my favorite part besides the writing/ jokes. Jax's sass and jokes are the essence of this story as much as Ana and DI's friendship.Then my heart has to go and burst because of that ending. I just HAVE to mention the ending because W.H.Y.Heart of Iron is in my top three favorite books of the year, and I'm begging all of you to read it once it is released February 27, 2018. I certainly was not disappointed in the slightest by this beautiful, heart wrenching story, and I hope you guys are just as fascinated.This squad of four took me on a journey I'll never gonna forget.ALSO I NEED THE SEQUEL- ASHLEY I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT ENDING. MY. HEART. IS. IN. PIECES. ON. THE. GROUND.
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  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    January 1, 1970
    Yall aren't ready for this. The OTPs. The heart breaks. THE FEELS. YOU AREN'T READY!
  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    Anastasia meets Firefly? NEED
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