Idols (Icons, #2)
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Idols (Icons #2)

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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...more
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Published July 8th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Love triangles are messy, unoriginal, annoying, and unnecessary, in my opinion. Especially if the romance is weak to begin with like in the case of Dol, Ro, and Lucas. The romance was too weak and inconsistent for Dol to feel so much turmoil over it. Lucas and Dol kissed once every 50 pages, but other then that she was barely aware of his presence. Do you call that love? I don't. And Ro... Do was so sure that she only felt friendship for him in Icons, but now she has all these mushy gushy feelin...more
*happy dancing*
This book was pretty bland for me. The way the book was written was just so...not engaging. The book is very plot focused which should be a really good thing but ends up leaving no room for the reader-character connection which is ironic considering what this series is about.

Like, everything is just always happening so fast and there are rarely moments where the characters ever have actual moments together and connect. Every now and then it seemed like the author was suddenly like "oh yeah I ne...more
I liked this book as much as icons. It made me think about what is humanity and what we all do to survive. Dol is the essence of what it means to be human. The power of trust and the way it could lead us astray is told beautifully.
Hmm.. I was not a fan of this book. I breezed through a lot of paragraphs and I felt like this book was just too wordy. This whole 400 page book could have been written in half of that and still have beenjust as good. And then to think that there is a third book or even fourth coming out? What will be the main goal of those books?

Book one, Icons, had a plot better than this. Icons kept me intrigued and interested. I felt like this was a shoddy book. I think Margaret rushed to finish this book w...more
Not quite as choppy as the first book "Icons," but both suffer from the shifts between journals/captured information, and the action happening with Dolly. While the journal etc. insertions give the reader more information, the fact that they're in tiny pieces, plus so abrupt, plus that you end up knowing more than Dolly does and you're waiting for her to catch up, is frustrating. It also pulls you out of Dolly, turning the reader into an observer rather than experiencing things with her.

The prem...more
"In the near future, four teenagers discover that their emotions have been weaponized and that they have been genetically bred to end the alien occupation of Earth."

Ok, I really really REALLY wish I had read the synopsis from the library before having read this book. Because that synopsis is both succinct and interesting. Sadly, I did not read that synopsis,so my enjoyment of the book was near zero.

I tried though! I re-read what GoodReads had to say about the first book and this book, plus I re-...more
Aiesha Khyla
"And love is life, immortal and unending -- and always, always right."

The first half of the book was not interesting enough and rather dull. Honestly, I thought things would be bland until I got to the end of the book (i.e. Chapter 30 onwards). It got my "whoa!" sensors only at Chapter 30 (where (view spoiler)). The epilogue still leaves some questions left unanswered. For example, (view spoiler)...more
Mimi Zane
* I was given an ARC from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review *

Idols picks up right where Icons ended. Dol is presumed dead by everyone except the four Icon children, giving the group an advantage. Dol, Ro, Tima and Lucas have successfully demolished two Icons. Soon after Fortis is captured, which left the group on the run for safety with absolutely no one to trust. On top of all this, Dol is having vivid dreams of a fifth Icon child. Was it really just a dream? Why did it feel so rea...more
Pam (YA Escape)
2.5 stars
Although I enjoyed Idols, this one didn't really work for me. I still find the premise intriguing, but there was so much focus on the plot that the character development was lacking. For example, in the beginning of book 1, we know Ro has a temper and he loves Dol. At the end of book 2, what do we know about Ro? That he has a temper and he loves Dol. And Tima, who had so much potential to be a fantastic character, barely does anything in this book. Lucas and Dol's relationship sort of p...more
A very interesting sequel to Icons, Idols is full of sci-fi action and adventure and characters you won’t forget. Idols is from Doloria’s (Dol) point of view, like Icons. She, Furo, Tima and Lucas destroy the Icons in the Los Angelos area at the end of Icons. They have to figure out their next step. They have a merk/ex-soldier/Australian scientist named Fortis to help them, and his AI called Doc. Fortis is taken by the Lords and returned with no harm.

Dol is an okay narrator. She seems kind of pl...more
Ta§chima Cullen
"Every day is a battle, since the Lords came. Every day is a battle for everyone."

I had no expectations when going into Idols. While Icons was not my favorite read I feel like Idols is a step in the right direction, if only because it kicked Dol so hard to the ground there is no way to go but up. We got scarce scenes of that pesky romance which only seemed to bring the book down, hurrah for that! We also got a better picture of the entity that makes the rules for the big bad aliens. Overall Idol...more
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 I...more
Rebecca (The Library Canary)
This review is also on my blog, The Library Canary.

***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Confession time. I really enjoyed Icons when I read it last year. But I remember almost nothing. I remember that there were some crazy alien thingies called the Lords that were… evil? And people were… sad? Scared? And there were these four Icon children t...more
The story was good but seemed a little rushed. It is funny though when I got to around chapter 20 there are the research notes of Fortis and there is a line about increasing abilities that so made me flash back to the last installment of Torchwood: Children of the Earth, when Captain Jack hooks up his grandson to produce a sound wave to be repeated by all the children of the world and eventually kills the 547 and saves Earth.
Assaf Tal
This, like the first book, feels to me like just a prequel. Only there to create the situation that the author first imagined when she first came up with the idea for the story. Still, I liked it, but I have VERY high expectations for the rest of the series.
Why is this book 3.88 stars!?! this book was absolutely amazing and heartbreaking and I really wanted Tima and Ro happen and I feel so sad for Lucus.(read the book!!!!It's not how I explained it,Its unbelievable)I'm sadly speechless and want more.
I really have got to stop picking favorite characters. They tend to die too soon. (view spoiler)
I think I liked this book.
Let me think about it.
In italics.
For a least two pages.
Until the reader is
Completely bored.

Great...just like book one...a bit slow through one part, but really like the story and writing style.
I loved the sequel to Icons. It was a book that had a twisted ending and I can't wait to read more
Fatima Tamboosi
Mar 29, 2014 Fatima Tamboosi marked it as to-read
Shelves: wait-for-release
Well, seems a little more interesting that the first book :)
I enjoyed my audio re-read of Icons very much in preparation for this sequel, but unfortunately it fell a bit flat for me. I'm glad I read it to find out what happens to characters I had come to care about, but it was honestly a struggle to finish. The audio of book #1 was so good though that I wonder if I had tried audio for book #2, if it would have been a better reading experience. I like to finish things, so I probably will read the next in the series, but definitely will wait until I can ge...more
Grid Di Angelo
I just loved this series. I hope there is a book 3, from the ending to this book it looks like it still needs to be continued but who knows.
I loved Ro and I really wanted Tima & Ro to happen but sadly no. I feel so sad for Lucas though. I mean I know her heart is broken, but Lucas is love; he could help her.
Review to come hopefully...
Fictional Writing Bookworm
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my GOSH! I can't wait! This book looks REALLY good! :) I might even buy the series! The first one was very good! I read it all in a row when I mostly read books ten books at a time! And it looks like it's coming out soon than I thought! Hiphip HOORAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY! :D
Dee Nicole
It took me a bit to get into the flow of this book, just like it did in Icons, but Idols was a lot less dragged about than the first book was... I wish there was more interaction with Tima than Doloria focusing so much on Ro and Lucas. Otherwise a great book and I can't wait for book 3!!!
The ending was so unfulfilling...I can't believe there isn't a next book. This was completely a waste of time.

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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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