Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#238): Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 13, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

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?

This sounds awesome! I love science fiction and I like the hinted romance in the synopsis. It doesn't hurt that the cover is so gorgeous! 


  1. OOoh that's a new to me one! Will have to keep an eye on it! Hope you will love it once you get to read it!

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  2. Hadn't heard of it before but that cover!!!! The synopsis sounds pretty interesting as well. To the TBR you go lol~! My WoW

  3. "inspired by the story of Anastasia." SAY NO MORE! :D

  4. I just read Geekerella by this author! :D It was so fun. WOW this looks like a complete 180 for her storytelling style from that! It does look amazing and I'm definitely drawn in by the Anastasia inspiration!

  5. Ooh this one sounds fantastic! I loved Cinder so anytime a book is compared to that one it's an instant must read. The cover is also gorgeous! Great pick! :)

  6. WOW: similar to Cinder, Six of Crows, and with lots of action and romance?! I'm sold!!
    This looks amazing, and I'm gonna add it to my TBR now :) Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  7. Oh yay! I saw the cover reveal and the story just sounds so good!

  8. I'm so excited for Heart of Iron! That cover is stunning and it sounds sooo good.

    Great post!
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  9. First time I'm hearing about this, but I love it already.
    Cant wait for this book to come out.
    I hope we both love it :)
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  10. Hmmm, intriguing! The plot sounds a bit standard but I have to say that the gorgeous cover is sort of drawing me in.

  11. Oooh! Great pick! I need to read more science fiction!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. I haven't read much science fiction, but I'm branching out more. Thanks for sharing - hope this is a good one when you DO get to read it.

  13. Ooh, this is new to me! I always find out about the coolest YA books when I visit your Waiting on Wednesdays! I'll be keeping my out for this :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  14. This is new to me and I'm completely sold! I hope we both love it! Thanks for sharing Alyssa. :)

  15. Great pick! I loved Geekerella and love sci-fi space books, so I can't believe I hadn't heard of this one yet! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Eee, I love this cover too. SO PRETTY :D I'm curious about this one too. Hope it will be on Edelweiss, hih ;) Fingers crossed you'll love it lots Alyssa. <3

  17. This one is new to me but I LOVE the sound of it! I will definitely have to keep my eye out for it. Hope you love it when you get to read it!


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