Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Icons by Margaret Stohl

Title: Icons  
 Margaret Stohl
Genre:  Sci-fi/Fantasy
Pages: 428
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Format: paperback

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.(Goodreads Synopsis)

Going into this book the synopsis really intrigued me but I had read the first two books in her beautiful creatures series which she co-wrote with Kami Garcia and to be honest I got a bit bored of them. I put aside my dislike for that series and decided to give her a chance, and I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't say this was amazing because I felt as though there were some parts of the story that were rushed and then other parts where I felt myself saying "just get on with it" haha.

The first maybe 100 pages gave it a solid start but after that it kind of fell through and I found myself get disinterested but I pushed through. I feel as though there needed to be a bit more character development, there was not much substance to them and I found it hard to find anything I could relate to them with. I didn't really like the main character Dol as she got on my nerves. Also enough with the love triangles in YA I am so over it.

Over all I think that the concept of the book was awesome but I think it needed to be hashed out a bit more, especially with the characters. For the most part it was enjoyable but not something I would rave about. If you like young adult sci-fi then this one is for you. Let me know if you have read this and what your thoughts are on it.

Happy Reading :)