Aug 7, 2013

Book Review: Icons

Title: Icons 
Series: Icons, #1
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publication Date: May 07, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Add to: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

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.

My Thoughts

To me, if I'd label this, it would be: "okay-read".

To be honest, it wasn't that bad and it wasn't that great either. Though most of the time I got confused. I think there are many things here that should be explained more further and with vivid details.

This book had me at its prologue. It sparked my interest to read it because from what it delivered, it was really promising. The first few chapters were okay but as I was getting to the middle, that was the moment my confusion started. Or maybe I was just too caught up with other books (I was reading another book while I took the moment to put this down for a bit) and that's why. Still it left me with many questions at the end. And by many I mean MANY.

I wasn't really enthralled with this so I couldn't find any other words aside from FINE and OKAY. Giving it 3 stars.

My rating:


Post a Comment