Heart of Iron by Ashley Boston
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 27, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: Personally bought
2018 challenge: PSRC (book about a real person)
I would give this book 5 for a review.
An action-packed tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure, inspired by the story of Anastasia. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows, Cinder, and the cult classic television show Firefly.
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 Brief Thoughts:
I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up this book but I really flew through it. I loved all these characters so much and was so invested in all the POVS. I really enjoyed the short chapters and also the plot had me super engaged. I really flew through this book. I also love the diversity of this cast but also how Poston turn the lost princess myth on its head! I really enjoyed this book and also am dying for book 2!
My Extended Thoughts!!
Characters: I really was invested in all these POV of characters and found them to be super diverse and just so compelling to read. I loved how these characters really reflected all the nations in this world. I really was so invested in all the characters. I need book 2 now!!
Pace: I really had a hard time putting this book down. It was longer book but such a easy read. I just was super invested and hard to put this book down!!
World Building I really enjoyed the world she built and it was super diverse world and it was so easy to fall into. It was easy to understand and follow but such a fun world!
Sequel!!! Yes!! NOW!!