Idols

Idols

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by Margaret Stohl
     
 

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The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.

Most of us.

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to…  See more details below

Overview

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.

Most of us.

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol's dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives -- and stop one heart forever.
In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity's strongest chance at survival.

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Editorial Reviews

James Dashner
"The ultimate compliment I can give this book: I hate that it was written by someone else. It's just awesome. I hope this one gets made into a movie."
From the Publisher
Praise for Idols:
"[Idols] feeds the continuing hunger for fast-paced tales of dystopia...The series many fans will be glad to have this one while they look forward to the next."—Booklist"

Continuing from Icons, nifty top-secret documents appearing between chapters flesh out the invasion... [They] explicitly reference science-fiction classics-a bonus for genre fans-and keep readers a step ahead of the characters. Last-minute twists create a cliffhanger. A fast, fun read for fans of the first."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Icons:
"Fans of Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series will find many of the same elements here — paranormal romance, a fast pace, and intriguing characters — but within a distinctly science-fiction setting. The strong messages of questioning authority, daring to resist injustice, and loyalty to one's group will resonate with teens who loved The Hunger Games."—Booklist"

Dol's narrative voice is particularly vivid . . . Will keep readers engrossed."—Publishers Weekly"

Stohl's dystopia is well-written and well-structured. Action balances with character and world development, and interspersed documents reference deeper mysteries, gradually hinting at how the 'icon children' came to be. The multi-layered characters are mostly sympathetic, believably flawed and driven..."—VOYA

Booklist

Praise for Icons:

"Fans of Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series will find many of the same elements here -- paranormal romance, a fast pace, and intriguing characters -- but within a distinctly science-fiction setting. The strong messages of questioning authority, daring to resist injustice, and loyalty to one's group will resonate with teens who loved The Hunger Games."

Ally Condie

"Epic in scale and exquisite in detail -- a haunting futuristic fable of loss and love."
Lev Grossman

"I love this book. It's raw and riveting, a scorched-Earth future vision that feels frighteningly real. It's full of passion and deep truths and the kind of power that people only find when they're driven far, far past their limits."
Richelle Mead
"Margaret Stohl is a genius when it comes to characters and their emotions. ICONS had me hooked on the first page, and I can't wait to read the sequel!"
Holly Black

"An action-packed, smart thriller that shows an excitingly different side of Stohl's writing and opens up a fascinating new world."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316279789
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Series:
Margaret Stohl's Icons Series , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
189,397
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, and author of Icons. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family.

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