Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Icons (Icons, #1)Icons by Margaret Stohl
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Arc Paperback
Pages: 428
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy
Series: Icons #1
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:

Your heart beats only with their permission.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. 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 -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

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

My Thoughts:
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from Icons. I wasn’t expecting the roller coaster thrill ride that I got. This book was exciting and new and fresh. Icons is what I have been dying to read. I have been in a reading slump lately and Icons brought me out of it. Dol is an interesting character. They all are really. I loved Ro. His high energy brings excitement to the story. Tima is a firecracker who won’t let anyone stand in her way. Lucas, the lover, wants nothing more than to be loved by his mother for whom he is, not what he can do.
The pairings between Dol and Ro, and Tima and Lucas makes you think they’re soul mates.
There are so many unanswered questions that you have to keep reading until you figure them out. But as soon as you get answers, only more questions come up.
Doc has got to be my favorite character. The fact that he is a machine makes his humor great and extremely amusing.

I am so excited to see where the adventures take Del, Ro, Tima, and Lucas.

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