Monday, February 26, 2018

My Thoughts: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Heart of Iron
by Ashley Poston
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Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062652850
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction
Source: Edelweiss

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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? (Goodreads)

I have to admit, the first thing that drew me to Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston was that completely gorgeous cover. (I can't resist a pretty cover!) BUt it wasn't just the cover that drew me to the book, the story sounded really awesome as well, and I couldn't wait to check it out.

Let me get this started by saying that the storyline for the book was really interesting, even if it was a little predictable. I figured out which direction the story was going to go earlier on in the book, but it was still entertaining. The ending did take a different turn than I was expecting, so that was nice as well. I love the whole space pirates/royal kingdom theme that the story had going on. I can seriously never have too many pirate books on my TBR, regardless of if they're out on the sea, or even in space. I really enjoyed those parts of the book the most!

There are a lot of interesting characters in the book, and the story is narrated to us by four of those characters. You'd think this would get confusing after a while, but it didn't, and I really enjoyed reading the story from the different viewpoints. I always feel like you get so much more information when a story is done this way, and I love it. As I mentioned, all the characters were interesting, and it's hard to choose a favorite among them.

Overall, Heart of Iron was a really interesting read, and I'm pretty curious to see where the story will go next. I'm assuming that this is the first book in what will be a series, especially after that pretty massive cliffhanger ending, but I have yet to find any information confirming this. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for information on the next book.

1 comment:

  1. Although you mentioned the story was predictable, it's great that the twist when in a direction you weren't anticipating! I have yet to read Geekarella, which I've heard amazing things about, so hopefully I'll get to either one of her books this year! Great review. :)


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