Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston Review *SPOILERS*

I had the pleasure of getting this in an Owlcrate box a few months back. Finally I got to read it! There will be a spoiler section towards the end that will be clearly marked!


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?


Alright I’m going to be upfront and say that for me the first 100 or so pages were dull. But I wanted to read a little more before DNFing. I’m glad I did because it definitely picked up!!

Di was by far my favorite character! He was dynamic and his part of the story was heartbreaking. I’ll launch into more on that later.

Robb and Jax were also great honestly. I love them so much!!


This is the spoiler section so ex out now if you don’t want spoilers!!





You gone? You better be.

Ok let’s get into this!!

So regarding Di’s story being tragic omg… So not only did he wipe his own memory to protect Ana but we also find out that he and the other Metals were once human. Which I literally gasped! That was unexpected and omg…

Regarding Robb and Jax… They are my new OTP not going to lie. I love them so much especially together. I had NO IDEA this book had LGBTQIA+ rep but wow!!

All in all this was a solid 4/5 ⭐️

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