Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1) by Ashley Poston

Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)

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...


Details Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)

TitleHeart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)
ISBN9780062652850
Author
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rating

Reviews Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-03-21
    Owlcrate!! OMG! Look at the purple stained edges! Follow link below picture for unboxing! The GoodsCancer be damned, I'm writing a review!! Then of course I really need to stop for a bit. Far above the crown of stars, there lay a kingdom cast in shadowsuntil a daughter born of lightdrove the night away. And so the Great Dark waited a thousand turns around the sunand promised on its heart of ironto once again return.-"Origin of the Moon Goddess,"...
  • Melanie
    2017-07-10
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. “Ana had never believed much in the Goddess. She only knew the origin story, as sweet as a bedtime lullaby. How, in a kingdom of shadows, the queen bore a daughter of light who chased the Dark away.” Heart of Iron had all the potential in the world to be my new favorite book. Basically, it’s a new and unique Anastasia retelling but set in space with a crew of ou...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2017-10-10
    When I heard this retelling of Anastasia was releasing, it immediately piqued my interest – even more so, once I heard there was a human/robot love story, because, uh, what?! – so I was incredibly excited to check this one out. There are some fun, unique ideas at play here (which is crucial for a retelling!), but unfortunately, there’s also quite a bit to unpack. I found myself trudging through this book and almost DNFed it several times, b...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-06-19
    Yes, this IS a basically positive rating from me. Heart of Iron is basically Anastasia, in space, with lots of extra plotlines. And full disclosure: it’s basically entertaining fluff. But, you know, good entertaining fluff. With messy bits.[This took me a weird amount of time to finish considering how much I liked reading it?]This book follows a world in which the imperial families rule over everyone. In this world, robots were created to treat...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2017-07-05
    Whattttt?! That ending though! I need the sequel now!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2017-10-20
    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 writi...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ❂❤❣
    2018-03-25
    Holy steampunk!A scarred in more than one way spaceteam. A girl in love with her trusty Metal. A harder-than-Ironblood kingdom space captain. Ironblood cult. A princess of light, lost and found. A prince of nothing, 'Of things forgotten. Of a people who couldn’t feel the stars anymore. Of a people who treated the one who could as a weapon.' And some very F-F, M-M couples... Cheesy? Yes! But in a very good way.WOW!Q:May the stars keep us steady,...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2018-02-27
    “Stalo ban ach van’en. Stars are not afraid.” if I was marketing you this book I'd say it's Anastasia meets Treasure Planet and you know what? Those are two of my favourite animated movies. Despite that, I didn't actually go into this with many expectations (which helped) and I ended up really enjoying it. It was entertaining. but I also spent three hours being perpetually frustrated about all the wasted potential. WE COULD OF HAD IT ALL TH...
  • Alyssa
    2017-11-19
    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***
  • Amber Robertson
    2018-03-13
    MY REVIEW FOR THIS SPACE ANASTASIA RETELLING, HEART OF IRON, CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON MY BLOGI was so excited for Heart of Iron. The idea of an Anastasia retelling is what I need to get me through this world. Unfortunately, this book definitely had some execution problems. I’m not sure if it’s because it was intensely science fiction, and sci-fi isn’t typically a genre I enjoy or simply because the beginning of the story was so slow. I keep see...
  • Stacee
    2018-01-31
    2.5 stars?I don’t even know where to start. I wanted to love this so much and all I did was struggle. I liked Ana. She’s feisty and goes after what she wants. Di was sort of adorable, but I think Jax was my favorite. There are a lot of characters in this story and I gave up trying to keep track. Plot wise, it was sort of boring. It felt like nothing happened. There was some serious action and a bit of a surprise towards the end. Unfortunately...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-02-15
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer..."Anastasia in Space" has been thrown around to explain this book... Ana was found drifting through space as a child with Do9, a Metal or sentient robot. Fast forward and she's 17 years old and desperate to save her metal... when she runs into Robb, a spoiled Ironblood boy, a son of the high aristocracy. Now on the run with the coordinates to a lost ship and perhaps a whole lot more... The short r...
  • Angelica
    2018-02-17
    Guys, I think I have a problem. I've been trying to figure out how it is that I feel about this book and I haven't quite managed it. I definitely didn't love it, that's for certain. But, did I hate it? I don't think I did. Maybe I liked it? Not too much, obviously, but maybe a little? How much is a little? I don't know! Hopefully, by the time I finish the review, I would have figured it out.So, here we go I guess.The main problem I had with this ...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    2018-02-16
    ***3.5 STARS*** RTC on Lair Of Books (link is in the Bio)Full review can also be viewed on Lair Of Books***3.5 stars***PLOTHeart Of Iron immediately appealed to my love for all things Sci-Fi & the bio pitched a ragtag crew of outlaws that I just had to meet on the pages. I’m not familiar with the story of Anastasia but it’s now on my list of flicks to watch during one of my ME time days. That being said, I went in strictly for the space adven...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    2017-10-17
    Yall aren't ready for this. The OTPs. The heart breaks. THE FEELS. YOU AREN'T READY!--------------Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com...Y’all…. this story. HOLY SMOKES. I’m not sure the world is ready for this powerhouse. Anastasia meets Firefly but I’m telling you – Poston nailed this one. She knocked it out of the park. This will leave you screaming and yet begging for more.Short recap: Ana and her rob...
  • Kayla
    2018-03-10
    This book! Anastasia meets sci fi, I had to obviously love it. The books everything- Characters, Plot, Romance and Diversity were amazing and so well crafted.I think this book could have been a standalone if changed a bit but hopefully the sequel is just as good.
  • Jordan (pagetravels)
    2018-04-13
    THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME. An incredibly built world, characters that just popped off the page, and a plot that was nonstop excitement for the entire 450+ pages.
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2018-01-28
    “Stalo ban ach van’en. Stars are not afraid.” I have wanted to read this story since I heard it pitched as “Anastasia in space”, and while I definitely see some Anastasia elements, Heart of Iron truly shines in it’s characters and relationships. We follow Ana, a girl with no memory of her past, as she fights to save her Metal companion, Di from a broken memory core. Along the way, Anna meets new friends and uncovers secrets about her...
  • anna van sunshine 💫
    2018-04-14
    i’ve been reading a lot of the reviews bc a lot of my friends have rated this between 2-3.5 stars and it makes me sad bc i genuinely loved this book!! but i understand that not everyone is going to love the same book!i think one of the main reasons i loved this book so much is because i LOVE the story of anastasia! i grew up with the animated movie and i just really like everything about lost princess and the scoundrel (or in this books case, t...
  • Lauren [DontGoBrekkerMyHeart]
    2017-11-11
    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 ...
  • Aila
    2018-01-04
    THIS. BOOK. Has left me raw. Gutted. It’s been a while since a sci-fi set in space has dug its way into my heart like that. Honestly though, I’m extremely weak to family settings on a spacecraft and romances that make my chest burn and nonstop action. IT JUST HAD ALL MY WEAKNESSES, OKAY? I was scared coming into Heart of Iron because of mixed reviews, but I should have listened to my… heart. (haHA!) It’s basically a space opera, and while...
  • Amanda Kratz
    2018-03-25
    Actual rating 2.5 The book was just meh. Easy to read, it flows smoothly and reads fast but eh.This is the story of Anastasia set in space. It is told from 4 POVs Ana, D09/Di/Dimitri, Jax, & Robb. This feels a bit like a poorly done Lunar Chronicles or a slightly better version of Zenith. The world building was poorly done. There was no depth, everything was surface level and nothing was explained. You just had to accept it as it was. You get tea...
  • mith
    2017-06-19
    Poston’s follow up novel was a thrill ride. I loved a lot of the characters, I loved the action, and of course, the romance. But Heart of Iron was also different for me--because with this book, I thought the side characters outshone the main characters.There are four perspectives in this book--Di, Ana, Jax, and Robb--Ana being the main one. And I found myself dreading each and every chapter of hers. Which kind of sucks because Ana was such an i...
  • Milena
    2018-01-20
    Heart of Iron was an OK book for me, it wasn't my favorite sci-fi story. I liked the diverse cast of characters and the story had the potential to be great but it fell short of my expectations. It seemed as though the author had too many ideas she wanted to cram into one book, and because there were some many of them, none were actually well developed. I found characters one-dimensional and the romance between Ana and Di very awkward. The romance...
  • Kath ☽ She Turns Pages
    2018-01-04
    3.5 starsWell, that was quite a bit of fun. It took me until at least halfway through to really get into the story but fortunately several of the (amazingly diverse) characters were just so charming (Di! Jax!), so I enjoyed it anyways. Honestly, if you didn’t think your heart could break for a robot, well... you’d be wrong. Just wait for it. This was essentially cheesy banter and space pirates reminiscent of Firefly meets some lore about iron...