Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2) by Ashley Poston

Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2)

The highly awaited sequel to Heart of Iron, Soul of Stars is a thrilling sci-fi adventure packed with romance, shocking twists, and witty banter, perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Cinder.Once, Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVE’s evil clutches and ...

Details Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2)

TitleSoul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2)
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult, Retellings

Reviews Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2)

  • Ashley Poston
    Hi! Um, I'm sorry I kind of broke your hearts in Heart of Iron.
  • Andrea
    What a wild ride this duology has been. I love the world of Heart of Iron. The galaxy, world building and mythology of the world is phenomenal. I love the characters and how much they've changed since the beginning of this tale. Ana really grew in this book too. And her relationship with Captain Siege is my everything.I loved the twists and revelations about Ana, The Great Dark and Di that happened. There were a couple loose ends that didn't feel...
  • Jean
    I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. Something's missing, especially in the way things wrapped up between Di and Ana. A little rushed and vague perhaps?
  • Chloe
    *Spoiler free, but spoilers for Heart Of Iron*I can't believe I got to read this book. Heart Of Iron became one of my favorite books when I read it. It's a Anastasia retelling in space with robots and queer characters and such fantastic writing. My heart is basically bursting with love for this duology.I didn't quite know what to expect with this book. The first book was so good, and I knew the basic plotlines that would carry over. But I wasn't ...
  • Mila
    I was unfortunately quite disappointed by this sequel to a lighthearted and enjoyable Heart of Iron. I think the beginning was pretty strong but then it just went downhill and I lost any interest in the plot or the characters. Also, the romantic relationships were kind of cure but pulled too much attention towards them and it messed up the pacing.
  • Zehra
    If Ana saw Redveard again after all this was over, she wanted to tell him that he had been right-- Metals could not be saved with loveand sarcastic quips. Ana wasn't even sure they could be saved at all, although she held on to that hope like a ship clinging to its mooring.She would get the heart. She would defeat the Great Dark.And she would bring back Di. She would. She had to. Heart of Iron was one of the best books I had read last year, and ...
  • Joanna Goodrich
    This retelling of Anastasia was a fun story and that's what really kept me going. The writing isn't amazing and Poston gives way too much away too early. She doesn't leave room for speculation or shock, the hints she gives are so specific (and she repeats things you should remember for the future) that any chance of a plot twist is lost. Also- everything was just too easy. There was no struggle, and if a character did get into trouble, it was sol...
  • Nicole Brinkley
    Hold on tight, space nerds. The fast-paced conclusion to the HEART OF IRON duology will keep you on the edge of your seat, desperate to see how—and if—your favorite band of space misfits make it out. Suspenseful and action-packed, with just the right amount of romance, this series is a must for fans of Firefly and Star Wars.
  • Jen
    What can I say? Ashley Poston is a genius. She gave me these characters in Heart of Iron, said "Here fall in love with them!" and then proceeded to break my heart twenty different ways but also made me smile uncontrollably while doing it.This was a whirlwind of a sequel that kept the pace of the first book, with the intrigue of the Great Dark, the painful hope of seeing Di freed from the HIVE, and the ache of romance that had me swooning. It had ...
  • Morgan | Mashleas Reads
    » 5 stars «Damn I love this series. The feels hit you right in the heart and the epic sci-fi action keeps you on the edge of your seat. The slow burn angsty romance is exactly the type I live for. If you love awesome sci-fi stories, retellings, murderous robots and romance that completely captures you, I would HIGHLY recommend this series.
  • Iris Alvino
    Oh bravo 👏 👏👏 that was EPIC. I’m going to miss these characters so much. Everything tied together brutally fantastically perfect. Ana & Di forever ♥ Oh bravo 👏 👏👏 that was EPIC. I’m going to miss these characters so much. Everything tied together brutally fantastically perfect. Ana & Di forever ♥️
  • P.M.
    It was great sequel to Heart of Iron. I'm sorry the series is done. It had great characters ].
  • Florence
    I have sooooo many questions!!! And they’re all about Captain Siege 😑😑😑 If someone knows what I’m talking about, please reach out and DM me so we can discuss
  • Amber
    It's fine. I'm fine. It's fine. I'm not crying you're crying. I don't know how Ashley Poston keeps destroying me and making me laugh every single time I read her books. I was bawling my eyes out so many times through out this book. You just feel like part of the family when you read these characters story. I don't want to say goodbye to them and I will miss these characters so much. Incredible duology that has easily become a favorite for me.
  • Annie (Putt)
    I deliberated on whether or not to write a review on this, and I decided I should. I'll admit I really didn't want to because I absolutely love Ashley Poston and never want to say a mean thing about her work, and Heart of Iron was one of my top reads the year it came out. I'm genuinely shocked that Im giving its sequel a less than stellar rating.Overall Opinions:-A bunch of errors- Little/No character development- Pacing was super off- Too much r...
  • Cait Jacobs (Caitsbooks)
    Check out this review (and more) over on my blog!Quick Stats:Overall: 4.5/5 StarsCharacters: 4/5Setting: 5/5Writing: 5/5Plot and Themes: 4/5Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5Review in a Nutshell: Soul of Stars is an out-of-this-world sequel. And I’m not sorry for that pun.“Love was stubborn, and love was impatient, and thoughtless and self-centered and vainglorius. It hid in the crevices of your soul when you thought it had run away, and it never left...
  • Sarah
    So my biggest regret was not rereading Heart of Iron before starting this. Or at least looking up a quick summary of events to try and jog my memory of what happened. I've read a lot of books between Heart of Iron and starting Soul of Stars and my memory of what happened really wasn't that great. All I could really remember was that it was a sort of Anastasia retelling in space. I vaguely recalled who Di was in relation to Ana but all the other c...
  • Hira Chaudhary
    Recently, I haven't liked a single sequel I've read because they're always a disappointment after how much I love the first book. But FEAR NOT, because this one does not fall into that category. This sequel is as GRAND and EPIC and HEARTWRENCHING as the first and it tore me apart and put me back together in all the best ways.This is how you do a sequel. As Ashley Poston said, this book is basically emotional fanservice smashed in a plot, and I AM...
  • Liberty
    I managed to squeeze this one in at the end of July thankfully. I don’t know when I would have been able to read it otherwise. I was so ready to get back into this world after the cliffhanger of the previous book. I didn’t go in knowing that it was only going to be a duology, but I really think that was the right choice for this story. It kept the story going without dragging at all which was great.I always enjoy found families and I really l...
  • Madeline (The Bookish Mutant)
    Real rating: ‘Scuse me, I many stars are there in the known universe? I feel like I’ve googled it multiple times, but I can’t seem to remember...[10 seconds later]Ah. One billion trillion stars. Yeah, I’d say that gives this book justice. OH. MY. GOD. And I thought “Heart of Iron” was mindblowing...“Soul of Stars” is an absolutely earth-shattered conclusion to this unforgettable duology. I absolutely adored returning ...
  • Ashley Collins
    MY FEELINGS. I'M CRYING. I'M A WRECK. I have always loved the story of Anastasia. It is both a heartbreaking historical fact and a wonderful, emotional film that stands as a memory of my childhood. When I first heard that Ashley Poston was writing this series, I was over the moon. Anastasia retelling in SPACE? Sign me up!Part of the magic of this series comes from Poston herself, and how well she writes characters in any book. And in this duology...
  • Amy Braun
    A thrilling finale to an exciting, sci fi duology packed with great characters and a lot of drama. The story moved along at a great pace and wrapped up all of the plots nicely. I felt the characters finished their growth in great ways, Di especially. He had a great arc and I was happy to see it completed.That's always been the highlight for me, the characters. They each had distinct personalities and motives for their actions. I loved seeing more...
  • Haley
    3.5? It was very hard to pick a rating, because I did really enjoy it, but I also had some problems with it as well. May have minor spoilers?.First of all I still LOVE the characters. SO MUCH. Di, Jax, and Robb? I'm dead, I love them. Robb and Jax? Cutest couple. Love them. Di and Ana's relationship is also super cuteOkay now that I'm done gushing I'll talk about what bothered me.I feel like things were a little too convenient for the characters ...