The Friday 56 is a blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and has three simple rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
- Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil anything) that pulls your attention.
- Post it!
It’s a pretty simple task and is also super fun (especially because i’m always interested to see what sentences I find)!
This weeks book:
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Synopsis via Goodreads: 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?
“Robb shot up his arms in surrender. This is okay. This is fine– who was he kidding? He didn’t have enough luck to get away with all this.
‘Surrender the coordinates,’ one Messier said.
‘Or what?’ the girl challenged, making Robb sorry for everything he’d ever done in his life to deserve this moment.”
The main thing I loved about Heart of Iron was that it was told in four different POVs and it gave us a chance to have all of these different personalities to read about. Robb ended up being one of my favorites to read from since he was super badass at times, but was also a realist and knew when he was stuck in sticky situations. I loved seeing his freak-out moments as well as his time-to-suck-it-up-and-fight ones and, overall, he was an extremely relatable character!
This kinda turned into a mini review on Robb’s chapters (lol oops) but to wrap it all up: Heart of Iron is hilarious and action-packed and a bit nerve-wracking at times and I definitely feel like the quote above encompasses all of that and more in just a few short lines!
Feel free to let me know if you’ve read Heart of Iron and/or some of your favorite science fictions or books with multiple POVs. Until next time,
Happy Reading! ♡