Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Print Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
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?
Why I Can’t Wait:
This story is inspired by the story of Anastasia with a fantastic spin and is marketed for fans of Firefly. I probably could stop right there, because in my opinion nothing that comes after the word “Firefly” would make a difference. I am absolutely obsessed with the show so this is a must read for me. I also had the pleasure of meeting Ashley Poston last year and she mentioned being a huge fan of the show so I know that she will do this story justice. I cannot wait to embark on this amazing ride through the universe!
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