Soul of Stars
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, ...more
First, the awesome! Jax and Robb! Man, oh man, I love these two gents so much! They are the perfect power couple, seriously! Also, the world building in these books is freaking great! Especially when it's hard for me to get into sci-fi most of the time!
I think my main issue was Anna. I love her, but I feel like this story wasn't real ...more
second of all: book one had some great characters who I love and miss, I'm excited to see them again. Heart of Iron was one of those books I just saw SO MUCH series potential in, I really hope that Soul of Stars comes through for me
also .... give me more of that good gay shit or give me death Ms Poston ...more
This is the second book of a duology. I fell in love with the first book after the first three chapters and I am so glad I decided to read it. This book leaves off after the first book ended on a cliffhanger.
There are so many characters in this book, each with there own wonderful personalities. The book has ...more
Here are some of my thoughts (on both the 1st and 2nd books):
• I love Di since his first chapter. I like his character especially in Book 1 – he is logical but also adorably sassy and surprisingly caring for a “robot.” His character is easy to like, especially when you can tell how much he cares for Ana and the rest of the crew. His story definitely becomes more angsty than I would have expected and preferred. In Book 2, I find his Emperor chapters blah. It i ...more
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 completely wrapped up, but I really loved this co ...more
Heart of Iron, when I read it more than a year ago, vowed me so much I lamented that I couldn't read the sequel sooner. And by lamented I mean I felt actual PANGS. Those are super rare. Which is why it saddens me to no end that the sequel did not have that magic the first book did.
I kept trying to feel that same feeling of enchantment, it did not come.
That was the biggest letdown about this book, one that is completely personal. The second thing is, it was predictable and underwhelming because o ...more
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 sure how everything would play out or what route P ...more
Also- everything was just too easy. There was no struggle, and if a character did get into trouble, it was solved quickly and easily. Fear and hatred of someone ...more
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 had to.
Heart of Iron was one of the best books I had read last year, and the wait until Soul of Stars was gruesom ...more
A fantastic sequel to Heart of Iron, I really wish that this had been a trilogy rather than a duology. I adored the characters and their journey but the ending was very swift, almost anti-climactic, as to why I feel it could have been made into three books. But I adored this world and it's characters so very much, certainly one of my favourite re-tellings to date.
Oh well. Will still read Poston’s books.
We pick up a few months after the events of the first book. Ana has healed from Di trying to kill her. Di has been HIVED and is ruling ...more
The ending of th ...more
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 me on the edge of my seat, unable to put it down, ...more
I'm willing to forgive most of this because I am WEAK for the romance in this book. Robb/Jax especially but Di/Ana have thei ...more
Story (4/5): I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as the last book but I am struggling to pinpoint why. I think there was just too much jumping around between characters. All the jumping around was a bit jarring and I just never fell into the story like I did with the first one.
Characters (4/5): I feel like this book was a lot more focused on Jax and Robb than Ana and Di. Part of this is probably because Di is taken over ...more
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.