Heart of Iron

Title

Heart of Iron

Authors

Ashley Poston

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062652850

Pages

467 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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?

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guardianship; Gay/Lesbian; orphan; gay

Main Character

female teenager

Keywords

fantasy; space; science; royalty; lost princess; love; robots; fighting

Diversity Impact

direct

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