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Icons

by Margaret Stohl

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 7, 2013 | Hardcover

Icons is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
Ro murmurs into my ear. "Don''t be afraid, Dol. They''re not coming for us." Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear.

Because he doesn''t know. Not really.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. The day the power stopped. The day Dol''s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn''t know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside with fellow survivor Ro-safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can''t avoid.

They''re different. They survived. Why?

When the government discovers their secret, they are forced to join faint-hearted Tima and charismatic Lucas in captivity. Called the Icon Children, the four are the only humans on Earth immune to the power of the Icons. Torn between brooding Ro and her evolving feelings for Lucas, between a past and a future, Dol''s heart has never been more vulnerable. And as tensions escalate, the Icon Children discover that their explosive emotions-which they''ve always thought to be their greatest weaknesses-may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers a thrilling novel set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts-in order to save their future.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316205184

ISBN - 13: 9780316205184

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Book Ever. I wish I could rate this at 0 stars. The story is broken, and shallow. I could barely get through it. It looks really promising, but the writer clearly was out of her realm while writing it. I have never hated a book more. Really disappointed. Would never recommend this. Go read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read! I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book, it sounded really good and I wasn't disappointed. I've had a bit of a thing for dystopia for the past year. Add in science fiction and I'm going to probably read the book. I've also read and enjoyed Beautiful Creatures, so to read something by just Margaret was nice. The main protagonist is Dol, she was only a baby on The Day, she knows she's different from others, but doesn't know why. She's captured by the Embassy and they study her and the other three teens that are known as Icon Children. All four have strange abilities, but no one will tell them anything. Their world has basically been taken over by a race of aliens that they have never seen. The aliens are very deadly though, as they showed on The Day. Giving a demonstration of their power, instantly killing everyone in an area. The only hope against them might be the teens and their abilities. Icons is a very amusing read, there were a few places where the story got a bit slow, but I still really enjoyed it. It just took a bit longer to get past those parts. I liked Dol and Ro, how they wanted to help free everyone, even at the cost of their own lives. Tima was a great character, very brave and would do anything for Lucas. Lucas was kind of a jerk though, he was the only one with any sort of privileges. But the characters were likable. The world was easy to imagine, which was good, it helped me get sucked into the story even more.The writing was good, there only being the few slower parts. Overall, I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.
Date published: 2013-05-20

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Icons

by Margaret Stohl

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316205184

ISBN - 13: 9780316205184

About the Book

After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pastsNin order to save the futureNin this science fiction debut from the bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series.

From the Publisher

Ro murmurs into my ear. "Don''t be afraid, Dol. They''re not coming for us." Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear.

Because he doesn''t know. Not really.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. The day the power stopped. The day Dol''s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn''t know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside with fellow survivor Ro-safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can''t avoid.

They''re different. They survived. Why?

When the government discovers their secret, they are forced to join faint-hearted Tima and charismatic Lucas in captivity. Called the Icon Children, the four are the only humans on Earth immune to the power of the Icons. Torn between brooding Ro and her evolving feelings for Lucas, between a past and a future, Dol''s heart has never been more vulnerable. And as tensions escalate, the Icon Children discover that their explosive emotions-which they''ve always thought to be their greatest weaknesses-may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers a thrilling novel set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts-in order to save their future.

About the Author

Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family.

Editorial Reviews

"Short sentence structure adds to the tension, and the Embassy reports add a level of intrigue. Readers will be waiting for the next book in the series."-Library Media Connection