Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review of Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Read for: Recently Added & Love the Author

Synopsis: "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?"

My Review: This has been a highly anticipated book of my after reading Poston's Geekerella last year and loving it. I was a little hesitant though since I have often struggled with Sci-fi books, but I am familiar with the story of Anastasia. I did enjoy the action and characters in this story but once again I struggled with picturing the sci-fi elements, the worlds or space stations are just beyond my imagination. With that said I really became attached to the characters and loved their story lines. I particularly loved Jax! It was a good read, and I am sure it will appeal even more to other readers. I think an audiobook version would be a great listen.

My Rating: While I did really struggle with picturing the setting and ships in my mind, I definitely became invested in the characters.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.


  1. This looks awesome!! I loved Geekerella so much. I think I'd love this too.

    1. Kami, I think this one is definitely right up your alley!

  2. Woah! That’s quite the jump in genres. I’ll have to try this one out of complete curiosity.

    1. Yeah, it is a bit of a jump, but when you think about the fact that Geekerella revolved around a Sci-Fi fandom, it doesn't seem as far off.