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Blog tour and review of Icons

14 May 2013


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.

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I found Icons to be an interesting and absorbing read; I couldn’t put the book down for me than a second until I had finished. It is more complex than some YA novels, mainly in the way the story is told and questions are answered.
Not everything is explained in the beginning and instead the world is steadily built and the background explained throughout the story. I liked this aspect of the book as it meant we didn’t have a huge info dump at the start which made the book more absorbing from the very first page.
Icons is a mixture of dystopian and sci-fi with a slight fantasy feel at times. Combined with some romance and the mysterious elements, it makes it a book that truly has something for everyone to enjoy. The concept behind Icons is very original and the world Margaret Stohl has written is expertly well created.
Dol, Lucas, Ro and Tima are all very unique characters with strong personalities making them very interesting to read about. There are the starting roots of possible romances which never fully blossomed but don’t let that put you off as I feel this book was more of an introduction to the characters and what they are capable of and we will probably see more romance later in the series.
Icons is a strong start to what promises to be a fantastic series; I am looking forwards to seeing what the next book will bring. I would recommend this book to all dystopian and sci-fi fans as well as those who are looking for something a little different. It is a great book and definitely worth reading.
*I recieved a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions or my rating in any way*
Here is a little image to pique you interest and give you an idea of what to expect if you choose to read Icons (and i hope you do).

For the oppurtunity to win a big goody bag of YA/crossover books as part of the blog tour for Icons don't forget to visit the Harper Voyager website on Friday (17th May).

1 comment:

  1. I'm really excited about this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm glad that there isn't a huge info dumb at the beginning, that is usually a drag. Thanks for the review!


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