Icons by Margaret Stohl | Audiobook Review

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Icons by Margaret Stohl | Audiobook ReviewIcons by Margaret Stohl
Also by this author: Beautiful Creatures
Series: Icons #1
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Length: 9 Hours 29 Minutes
on May 7th 2013
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Alien Contact, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories, Romance
Pages: 448
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780316231992
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Ro murmurs into my ear. "Don't be afraid, Dol. They're not coming for us." Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear.

Because he doesn't know. Not really.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. 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 with fellow survivor Ro-safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

They're different. They survived. Why?

When the government discovers their secret, they are forced to join faint-hearted Tima and charismatic Lucas in captivity. Called the Icon Children, the four are the only humans on Earth immune to the power of the Icons. Torn between brooding Ro and her evolving feelings for Lucas, between a past and a future, Dol's heart has never been more vulnerable. And as tensions escalate, the Icon Children discover that their explosive emotions-which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses-may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers a thrilling novel set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts-in order to save their future.

Why Did I Listen To Icons by Margaret Stohl?

Icons by Margaret Stohl had appeal based on my enjoyment of Beautiful CreaturesI had read that book a super long time ago and so my looking back view of it is colored a little bit by nostalgia. I also liked the outline of the kids on the cover and how it looks like they’re going to kick some ass. Of course, I had to go with the audiobook version because that is the best way for me to get through books these days. This one seemed action packed enough to get me through my drive.

What’s The Story Here?

Margaret Stohl’s Icons is the first book in her series that has a kind of sci-fi feel. It’s absolutely a departure from Beautiful Creatures. This book is about four teenagers who each feel a different emotion very strongly. The narrator character is Dol whose family all died instantly I guess the day that the Icons which I kind of remember as being aliens came. She now lives in the countryside with another survivor named Ro. Eventually they join forces with two other teenagers and learn that these strong emotions are a big deal and may help in the fight against the Icons.

How Did I Like Icons?

Literally none of this book is all that memorable after reading. I mean, I remember a government lady and one of the characters was her son. There were some shady dealings. Other than that, I got nothing. Perhaps my timing of listening to this factored in — as I do have a brand new child and all that. Overall though, I will not be continuing with the series and reading the sequel.

How’s The Narration?

Therese Plummer narrates the audiobook. She’s a good narrator – I have no qualms or complaints about her reading style. I just don’t think that this story was what I was hoping for. The audiobook is a quick listen though and is available via Hoopla. So, if you are interested in giving it a shot and have a good library, it is pretty easy to access. Personally, I will not revisit this book.

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