Icons 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 k

  • Title: Icons
  • Author: Margaret Stohl
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  • Page: 174
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  • 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 sheYour 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 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 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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    1. Margaret Stohl

      Margaret Stohl is the 1 New York Times, PW, USA Today, LA Times and Internationally bestselling co author or author of twelve books, including the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES NOVELS, the DANGEROUS CREATURES NOVELS, the ICONS NOVELS, MARVEL S BLACK WIDOW NOVELS, ROYCE ROLLS CATS VS ROBOTS THIS IS WAR forthcoming She writes the MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL comic for Marvel Comics ongoing and has contributed to countless videogames currently, she is a Narrative Director at Bungie.From the author Peeps Please note I no longer review the books on my shelf, stars wise I do list books I read, and they re all automatically marked as 5 stars That s because a I don t list books that I didn t like enough to finish and b I didn t want to delete the ratings I had already given If I particularly love a book and feel inclined to comment, you ll still see the comments here Sadly, I have to ask please don t reproduce these comments on book jackets, websites, or in any other medium for the marketing of books They re only meant for fellow goodreaders Thanks so much ABOUT ME Writing has gotten me in and out of trouble since I was 15 back then, mostly just in trouble For 10 years, I designed or wrote for lots of video games, one of which was nominated for Most Innovative Game Design, but I lost to a rapping onion If you know games you get why my two bad beagles are named Zelda and Kirby School I spent years in it than a person ever should, because let s face it, reading books is so much better than having a job I fell in love with American literature at Amherst and Yale, earned an MA in English from Stanford, and studied creative writing under the late great poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich I taught Intro to Film as a TA at Yale and Romantic Poetry as a TA at Stanford Don t tell the people at Yale but sometimes I taught the section before I d seen the movie it was aboutI live in Santa Monica, CA, with my family, most of whom were enslaved into working with me in one form or another on my first YA book for Little, Brown I m not kidding when my daughters wanted to go to school I said Why are you so selfish Get back in there and edit, and by said I mean yelled and maybe threw things, it s all a haze Now the Beautiful series has wrapped, but you can see the movie on February 13, 2013 or read my new book ICONS on May 7th Nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy.

    456 thoughts on “Icons”

    1. UhahuhmI really don t know how to review this book because everything in the story to me is cryptic I m not a big fan of alien stories in the first place and not only does this book have them, but it also portrays them in the most unfathomable way that is kind of hard to appreciate I do have a little empathy for the heroine in the story but there are not enough events for her to display her character and personality So, I m stuck and I don t know what to say next because there is really nothing [...]

    2. ICONS has this original feel to it that hooked me from page one I LOVED this book It s one of those reads you pick up expecting one thing, and end up with something a little bit different, and oh so addicting The best way to describe this book is to say it s an exciting, action packed dystopian science fiction read loaded with twists and turns that will leave you wanting when you finish it Having a storyline fueled by action, some sizzling character chemistry, intrigue, betrayal, love, and havi [...]

    3. Short and Sweet I really disliked this book I was confused and or bored 90% of the time I hate to give such a poor review, but I d also hate for anyone else to waste time and energy on this book.To Elaborate.I wanted to love this one I really did When it showed up in my mailbox I literally jumped up and down I was that excited sigh However, Icons is a book filled with disjointed and incomplete information I still really don t understand than the basics The alien ish things came, they killed a l [...]

    4. More reviews at Mrs ReaderPantsVIEW When I first started reading Icons, I thought it was going to be a five star book Crazy creative world building is easy to spot, and Icons has unique world building in spades I liked Dol and loved Ro, and I enjoyed trying to figure out just exactly what was going on Ramona Jamona the pig just cracked me up, and I was actually a little sad when the aliens killed her not really a spoiler it happened right at the beginning I love the Classified documents that app [...]

    5. Words cannot even begin to describe how much I adore Icons You know how some people say I can t even , and some people don t understand it Well, guess what I CAN T EVEN.Everything about this book is phenomenal everything I was emerged into the world of the Icons immediately, and I never for a second wanted to put the book down When I would, it was the only thing on my mind And whenever I picked it back up, I would read 150 pages in one go Icons is definitely a favorite of 2013 and of all time I [...]

    6. 2 stars So, here s the thing, Margaret Stohl I gave Beautiful Creatures a try, but I really, really didn t like it I didn t like it enough to give your sequel s did that make sense a try But then I heard you were making a dystopian series, first book titled Icons So I was like, Okay She s doing something new I ll give this a try Even though the absolute MAJORITY of dystopians seemed half assed, with weak plots, boring stories, and even worse world building Needless to say, Ms Stohl, yours seemed [...]

    7. This book was just ok until then ending Then I finally became interested.I had this on audiobook and it kept my interest enough to keep listening when I was driving or working but I never really fully understood what was going on or why things were happening or really even cared about the story or characters.I liked Ro from the first time we met him but never quite got when or why Dol fell for Lucas so the love triangle didn t work for me.By the end of the book I was intrigued and so will read t [...]

    8. I wasn t completely sold on the style with this one, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.Aliens usually aren t my thing, but the alien presence in this book didn t put me off This wasn t all in your face about the visitors from outer space Yeah, they were there, they were mentioned a lot, but it was done really well in this book so it s NOT just a book about aliens invading earth Which is good, because it kept me reading.I think this is part of a series the first but I don t think I ll read on For me t [...]

    9. Maybe like 2.5 StarsIcons is yet another post apocalyptic dystopia alien novel that unfortunately doesn t really have anything new to deliver Years ago everything changed on the day the Icons dropped from the sky and a lot of people died Now Dol and her friend Ro are captured by the Embassy and they meet two other teens with similar dots on their wrists Together all four have to unravel a conspiracy and use their uncontrollable emotions to save their future.So pretty much this book follows a ba [...]

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    11. Icons is an excellent novel full of big feels Icons is based primarily on fear Humans live in a post invasion world were the the aliens only deal with the Ambassadors and can wipe out entire cities with a single pulse The cities are remnants of the some of the most inhabited cities in the world The landscape, described in vivid detail, is a character all its own.The story follows Dol a grass girl who leads a simple life away from the Hole, what used to be Los Angeles Dol is not a normal teen, sh [...]

    12. So far I m not overly impressed I loved the concept and everything she s hinting at is interesting but Margaret Stohl just isn t explaining these ideas Now I understand what the characters are and what they can do is the mysterious element in the story But when you have those elements you have to almost overshadow that and keep it as a nagging in the back of your head thing and fill the gaps with action sequences, maybe through in a love triangle and a minor antagonist to keep the readers intere [...]

    13. This is one of the few situations when I wish GoodReads allowed us to give half stars ratings because I don t want to give this 4 stars, but it does deserve than 3 I liked this book, but I didn t love it My problem with it was the writing since the characters and the overall were pretty interesting The writing was just too repetitive and I m pretty sure this is why this book is so long Sentences are repeated to show emphasis or the fact that someone s feelings are soooo strong, which is kinda s [...]

    14. I have always loved Margaret Stohl, especially after reading the Beautiful Creatures series And when I saw that she was going solo with Icons, I knew I had to read it.Aliens are getting very popular these days in the YA genre, with I am Number Four and the recent release of The 5th Wave, but it can be very hard to get it right, and I am sad to say that this one fell a little flat for me It took me a long time to figure out why I didn t like this book as much as I wanted to, and to be honest, I s [...]

    15. This was a really enjoyable book I haven t read many sci fi books and I found this book to be really good I could very much see this book as a movie At first the terminology was a bit confusing, such as the Day, the Icons, and the Lords The plot involves the Lords which are essentially aliens never have been seen have come to earth and using Icons giant structures that possess a power to kill they have taken over the earth on the Day Not everyone is dead and the rest have been allowed to live th [...]

    16. 2.5I don t know if I ve read the book too fast, thus I can t feel at all any emotions in this book or Icons was really lacking of that element Mind you, I appreciate the plot and the world building but I think it has been overcooked that the author forgot to apply emotions to her characters Seriously, I can t connect with the characters, I can t feel them within me And I don t like a book if it doesn t carry feelings because for me feelings makes the characters and the world seems realistic and [...]

    17. In Icons tauchen wir in eine dystopische Welt ein, die von Aliens regiert wird Die Bewohner nenne sie allerdings die Herrscher.Als die Herrscher vor Jahren auf die Welt kamen, brachten sie Verw stung und Zerst rung mit sich Zusammen mit 13 sogenannten Icons, bernahmen sie die Erde und versklavten diejenigen, die nicht get tet wurden.Manche Menschen leben in den Gras Landen, fernab der gro en St dte in denen die Herrscher herrschen.So auch Dol und ihr bester Freund Ro Die beiden haben ein ziemlic [...]

    18. Icons was a book I was excited for, and I really wanted to like, not because the author wrote Beautiful Creatures still haven t finished that series but because of the premise, and let s be honest a little bit because of the cover I think it looks sick, if that is still a word being used What ended up happening is that I has to make myself sit down in order to finish it The beginning was exciting, and held a lot of promise, but once the story was past that first rush of excitement it kind of lag [...]

    19. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction Blue Door, Voyager and Netgalley 16 years ago, 13 strange metallic Icon s dropped from the sky, and situated themselves in the largely populated areas of the world, killing millions of people, and turning others into slaves.17 year old s Dol and Ro live in the wilds outside of one of these epicentres, away from the Embassy and the Sympas sympathisers who have become traitors [...]

    20. Icons is original Complicated Emotional Powerful And sometimes difficult.And entirely worth the read.Here s the hook for me it s not the alien invasion, although that s pretty well done, in a fresh way It s not the love triangles or squares or whatever Icons is great because of Stohl s portrayal of four real kids who have real, messy, confusing feelings that are powerful than they know how to deal with.Sound familiar That s because it describes every young person on the planet And most adults.I [...]

    21. With insane world building, complex and creative characters, Icons has become one of the creative works of Margaret Stohl After writing Beautiful Creatures, she became super popular and everyone who read her first book and a fan of it, has to read Icons The story begins with introducing us to the events that happened on The Day It doesn t explain it in details but gives us some sort of background on what happened Fast forward about 15 years, Dol is with RO, a boy who she grew up with Since the A [...]

    22. I wanted so much to love Icons The cover looks amazing, I really enjoyed Margaret Stohl s Beautiful Creatures though quite bluntly was less impressed with the second book in the series and this is how I felt about Icons, not impressed There were a lot of flaws with the story, specifically about these Lords I can understand the point we re being oppressed and there s not much one can do about it with these giant Icons enslaving us but I have trouble with the lack of emotion I felt in knowing it T [...]

    23. It was good Not spectacular The first half was pretty slow but if finally picked up halfway through I didn t really connect with any of the characters though and that was a problem for me I will be interested to see where the rest of the series goes and will be reading it I find I don t have enough words for a full review on my blog so this is it.

    24. This should be really interesting after her take on witches and vampires, I can t wait to see Stohl take on aliens Good for her Hope to see a romance and plot just as good as Beautiful Creatures.

    25. This was a complete disappointment I don t read a lot of Y.A novels that focus on aliens heavy sci fi but I ve seen enough TV shows and movies to know when an idea is just not working The concept of Icons had potential and, as I said above, seeing as I haven t read much in this particular genre I didn t find myself noticing an over abundance of cliches in regards to sci fi Unfortunately I found the Y.A cliches to be front an centre instead Get your checklist ready A heroine hero who is no one im [...]

    26. I was so excited when I won an ARC of this book First, the cover my ARC has the beautiful original pink cover, which I originally fell in love when when I first heard about the book And that summary had me completely hooked I was positive this book would be amazing Positive.And it would ve been if the book had actually been able to pull off what the summary implies.To be fair, the first few sentences of the summary are dead on The book opens with the deaths of Dol s parents when she was a baby T [...]

    27. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty Interesting story with a mix of Sci fi dystopian elements weaved in There was good action, but I had a hard time connecting to the characters.Opening Sentence One tiny gray dot, no bigger than a freckle, marks the inside of the baby s chubby arm.The Review Doloria Maria de la Cruz is special she survived The Day When she was a baby there was an attack on Earth from an extraterrestrial life form called the Icons On that day the power stopped and ov [...]

    28. 4.5 5 stars Wow Where to begin This book is pretty short at a shade under 300 pages, but it packs a huge punch I didn t think that Stohl was going to go into the space opera area of YA a sub genre that badly needs boosting , but I m glad she did, because she s done right by it There s a lot going on in this first book in the Icons series, and now I m pretty much slavering for book two If you re looking for an exciting sci fi adventure that still stays within the familiar elegance of Stohl s pros [...]

    29. I really wanted to like this book but it just wasn t for meI was really looking forward to it and after I saw the trailer I was excited to read it yet if left me with a sour taste.youtube watch v Qf5ND7Your 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 shado [...]

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