Icons by Margaret Stohl

Jul 5, 2013

Everything on Earth changed on the Day. On 6/6 buildings crumbled, power stopped, and Doloria De la Cruz was the sole survivor, in the California area, of mass genocide carried out on the people of Earth by aliens known only as the Lords. The Lords brought down Icons onto every major city, and with the Icons electromagnetic pulses instantly killed every human within their radius. Now, 16 years later, Dol and her best friend Ro are part of the Grass people, those that live off the land and try to survive away from the Lords and the corrupted cities. That is, until life as they knew it turned upside down and Dol and Ro find themselves prisoners along with two other teenagers who all share mysterious powers. Each has a unique gift of emotion. Gifts that may be humanities only hope to fight against the Lords and reclaim Earth.

I met Margaret Stohl when she came to the Kansas City area for a conference in May. She was so enthusiastic about her newest book; I just HAD to read it. It did not disappoint. It is the first book in a series, but it does not drag or feel like it is setting up something more important. Icons can stand on its own and I love the fast-paced action that fills each page. Also available in ebook format on the Magic Wall!

Reviewed by Jennifer R.
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