Monday, June 17, 2013

Icons by Margaret Stohl: Review

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.
This book had such a promising start. It was great, intriguing, and full of action.
Then after the first hundred pages, everything stopped. The characters didn't do ANYTHING. They just talked about what they were going to do, and got angry and fought about it. That was it. FOR 200 PAGES!
The ending was predictable and anticlimactic. I was really hoping after no action for almost the whole book, it would at least end with a bang. But no.
And I absolutely HATED Dol. And Ro. And Lucas. Tima was the only one that I didn't mind. Dol was an emotional mess, Ro wanted to kill someone every other paragraph, and Lucas was so infuriating, I don't even want to go into it.
I'm sad that I didn't enjoy this book more, but others might. So if you enjoy dystopians, you might want to give this book a try.
CONTENT: Kissing, and mild swearing.

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