Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by us, that highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

This week's pre-publication 'can't-wait-to-read' selection is:

Icons (Icons #1)Title: Icons
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 7th May 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

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.

I've actually been waiting for the day when the group that have written the Caster Chronicles split up and write a book of their own. Not to say that I'm happy that they decided to.  I just want to see their own independent skills in writing. That's all. And now it has come! Nice covers are what basically draws me to read books sometimes and this book has basically hit the right spot. Effective typography and background.  A cover that's enough to pull people to it. This story also somehow reminds me of Divergent but with a different background and situation. Anyways we'll see what Stohl has to offer us in her first debut as an independent author!

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