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Margaret Stohl

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Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times, PW, USA Today, LA Times and Internationally bestselling co-author of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES NOVELS (Fall 2009-2012) and author of THE ICONS SERIES (Spring, 2013.)

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Goodreads Peeps! Please note I no longer review the books on my shelf, "stars"-wise. I do list books I read, and they're all automatically marked as 5 stars. That's because a) I don't list books that I didn't like enough to finish and b) I didn't want to delete the ratings I had already given. If I particularly love a book and feel inclined to comment, you'll still see the comments here. Sadly, I have to ask: please don't reproduce these comments on book jackets, websites, or in any other medium for the marketing of books.

Average rating: 3.83 · 517,997 ratings · 35,285 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Icons (Icons, #1)
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 5,058 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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Idols (Icons, #2)
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"We asked you to send in questions for the co-author of Beautiful Creatures, who is back with Icons, a dystopian thriller about a group of teens trying to unravel their mysterious past. See if she answered yours!" ...More

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“So you are a vampire."

"I most certainly am not." He looked annoyed. "That's such a common phrase, such a cliche, and so unflattering. I suppose you believe in werewolves and aliens too. I blame television.”
Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures

“When I first met you, that's what I remember. I looked up at the sky and thought, I'm going to love this person because even the sky looks different.”
Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Chaos

“Aunt Mercy put down her tiles, one at a time. I-T-C-H-I-N.
Aunt Grace leaned closer to the board, squinting. "Mercy Lynne, you're cheatin' again! What kinda word is that? Use it in a sentence."
"I'm itchin' ta have some a that white cake."
"That's not how you spell it." At least one of them could spell. Aunt Grace pulled one of the tiles off the board. "There's no T in itchin'." Or not.”
Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures


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If a book is any good, it's ending is always bad - because you don't want the book to end.”
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“Books can also provoke emotions. And emotions sometimes are even more troublesome than ideas. Emotions have led people to do all sorts of things they later regret-like, oh, throwing a book at someone else.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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39449 Q&A with Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl — 409 members — last activity May 29, 2013 09:32AM
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message 30: by Aria-the-fault-in-our-stars_FANATIC-:)-PARAWHORE and proud (last edited May 13, 2014 02:31AM)

Aria-the-fault-in-our-stars_FANATIC-:)-PARAWHORE and proud I was so amazed when you accepted my friend request, I immediately started smiling and couldn't stop, it must have looked really weird. Thank you so much. Anyway, right now I am reading beautiful chaos and it's REALLY good so far! I also loved the movie adaption of the first beautiful creatures book, and I really enjoyed beautiful darkness. I have a hold on Icons at my library and CANT WAIT!

message 29: by Miranda

Miranda Thank you for accepting my friend request!

message 28: by Emma (last edited Aug 12, 2013 03:37AM)

Emma T. Hello Margaret and thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I love the Beautiful Creatures saga and I'm in a hurry to read Icons ! :)
Thank you for writing such beautiful stories...

Greetings from France

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I look forward to discovering more of your work and I absolutely cannot wait for Icons!

message 26: by Chryssa (last edited Feb 28, 2013 10:00PM)

Chryssa Ms Stohl...
Thank you for accepting my friend invite here on Goodreads! Most of all, thank you for creating this wonderful universe of Beautiful Creatures! I must admit that because I wanted to see the film that came out in Greece yesterday, I bought the books (both mobi and audiobooks!) last weekend and I was....speechless!!!
Listening to Beautiful Creatures' narrator was amazing! and all the audio effects and THE SONG in the audiobook added tremendously to the overall impression! (Sixteen moons is now my mobile ringtone!).
Thank you again! You have gained another true follower and now...I can't wait for Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl
All the best luck to your upcoming (and already out!) books!!! But you don't need luck when the books "speak" for themselves!!

message 25: by Kate

Kate LeDonne Extra thumbs up for the line in "Beautiful Darkness" where Link says, "Use the force...". Loving these books!

message 24: by Sean

Sean On behalf of everyone everywhere. Thank you so much for writing the Beautiful Creatures series !

message 23: by Julia

Julia Thank you very much for adding me as your friend. Love your books!

Penelope Thank you so much for accepting my request; literally made my week. You are a true inspiration, Ms. Stohl. Can't wait to see what you write next! =)

message 21: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Margaret,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which i concider to be a HUGE honor and privalidge. I am a great fan of the 'Beautiful Creatures' series, for you only need to read my reviews on the four books to understand how much i really love Ethan & Lena's story. Thank you once again,
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Ghostfox Hi Margaret, thank you for accepting my friend request! I just today finished Beautiful Chaos...what a cliffhanger! Love the series, keep 'em coming...please! ;)

message 19: by Tamara

Tamara Merci d'avoir accepté ma demande d'amis. :))

message 18: by Avril

Avril Marin thanks for accepting the friend request =)

message 17: by James

James Piper Thanks Margaret for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper

message 16: by Lily (last edited Nov 01, 2011 02:20PM)

Lily Thank you for the accepting my friend request. I think beautiful Creature is amazing.

message 15: by Summer

Summer Rupe Hi Margaret , thx for accepting my request :) Do you have any advice for becoming a writer?

message 14: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Margaret.

message 13: by Haylee

Haylee Hello Margaret, how are you? Thanks for accepting my friend request. Have a nice day.
-Your fan Haylee

message 12: by Josie

Josie i thinks its really cool that there making a beautiful creatures movie sooooo excided who do you think should play ethan,lena,link and ridley? this is kind of my dream cast
Ethan- Logan Miller
Lena-Caitlyn Taylor Love
Link-Munro Chambers
Ridley- Holly Madison

message 11: by Jane

Jane I didn't get to say hello to you today, but thank you so much for helping out at the WriteGirl Fiction Workshop! Again.

message 10: by Casey

Casey I'm reading Beautiful Darkness right now and I am loving it:)

Catherine I loved both Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness so much! You and Kami have created a world I love to escape to, and I can't wait to see what is in store for Ethan & Lena next. :)

Margaret Stohl Thanks for the thumbs up, Marry, Brooke, Brigid and Tina! And Hi to everyone else!

message 7: by Brooke (last edited Mar 11, 2010 03:01PM)

Brooke Hi Margaret :o)

I just popped by Kami's page and I wanted to visit yours too to say hello and post a link to my review of Beautiful Creatures. I know you both probably see many reviews, but I just wanted to let you know how much I loved both of your writing.

Have a lovely day :o) Brooke

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Hi Margaret! Thanks for the add. I loved Beautiful Creatures. :] Can't wait for the sequel. ttyl!


message 5: by Keli

Keli I'm part Croatian so it's exciting to see Beautiful Creatures there!

KyleeJ Thanks for adding me!

~Tina~ A wonderfully Epic story! I couldn't get enough of Beautiful Creatures, I can't wait for the sequel!!
Congrats to the both of you on an INCREDIBLE debut!

message 2: by Jackson (last edited May 30, 2009 09:15PM)

Jackson Thanks so much for your review, Margie:) It means a lot coming from such a fabulous writer. I hope SISTERS RED finds its way into your hands as well!

Letter Garden thanks for adding me! (^o^)

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