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.
Idols is the book of revelation in this stunning cross between sci-fi and post-apocalyptic series. There’s so much going on in the world that Stohl has created and she does an amazing job at bringing you all of the technical stuff without scaring the reader away. The science is approachable and you never know what is going to be around the next corner. I’m very curious to see where the next, and I believe final book in this series will take us.
Idols picks up shortly after the events that brings Icons to an action packed ending. The four Icon Children are trying to find a new safe place to regroup and figure out what the next step is to rid the world of The Lords and their Icons. They find their way to another resistance group, but that is only short lived and they are quickly on their way to find the mysterious fifth Icon Child.
Doloria or Dol, continues to be our narrator in Icons. Her voice is an interesting one to read. It’s always half way to freaking out in some way. Like you’re not sure if she can handle everything, but she really wants to. She’s not going to give up, she’s going to do everything in her power to make things right. But what I love most about her is that you can see her growing as a person. Since the book is all her, you see into her head and her thoughts are spread out for you. Dol starts out way more unsure of herself, she’s just a grassgirl, a nobody, but by the end of Icons she’s not calling herself that any more. She’s Dol, and Icon Child, someone who’s going to work as hard as she can to make the world right again. It’s been fun seeing her grow and evolve through the two books.
I like how Stohl has mixed the past and the present in this book. She uses the original communications with “Null,” the asteroid that brought The Lords to earth to bring you a since of wonder about what really happened before “The Day” and a since of foreboding as you realize you as a reader, and the characters, should probably not be trusting those we thought we could. It’s a great way to structure a book like this that requires a lot of information to be passed along to the reader.
Idols and Icons are very different books from what I normally read. It’s more on the sci-fi end and I’m super glad that I’m delving into this world. It’s be a blast to expand my reading horizons. But with that said, Idols and Icons has a since of home, a since of the familiar too. Stohl has done a great job of making the science feel like it’s YA book, which is awesome. This is a series that’s definitely worth checking out.
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