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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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Kathy
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Was that the end? Or is there another book? I couldn't quite figure it out cause some things ended and others weren't wrapped up. If there is another book I doubt I will read it because I don't really care about this story enough to devote more time to it. However I don't regret reading this. It was different and entertaining even though I felt lost half the time trying to figure out what was happening. If you like Sci-fi, dystopian, fantasy romance then at least take a look at this series.


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Chelsea
Apr 03, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star
Warning: Rageful rant ahead, may contain major spoilers

"But I don't.
I can't.
I can't stop myself and I don't want to.

You have to choose, I think, You have chosen, I think.
Choose Lucas.
Slowly, I pull the tie on my binding.
We've never finished this. And I want to be with him."


What are we talking about? You guessed it. A love triangle.

If that alone didn't make you want to gouge your eyes out trying reading four hundred pages of this shit. As you may have guessed, I have a lot to say.

Sit tight kids,
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Leahxx
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 2.5/5

Review coming soon!
Kat
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
So I watch while my world spins out of control.
After destroying the Icon in The Hole (Los Angeles), Dol and her friends search out the other Icons so that they can destroy them and save the world from the Lords. But when Dol’s dreams about a little jade girl grow increasingly alarming, the group journeys all the way to the SEA colonies (Asia) to help her figure them out. This little girl could hold the key to freeing the world.

This book had very few parts that interested me and my attention. I w
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Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
Great story, even if it was a bit light on character development. Very philosophical. The ending got a bit convoluted and the epilogue was out of context with the rest of the book - but overall it was a good ending to the duology. This ended up better than Icons by just a hair.

Therese Plummer did the narration and she was excellent.
Cacia Mitchell
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an ending!!!! Who would have expected that to happen?!? I feel so bad for Dol.
Mandy
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was SO GOOD:D I'm happy Dol ended up with who she ended up with, and not the one she was originally with. That's all I'm gonna say;)
Tyler Wilson
Did. Not. Like. Hardly anything happened it felt like, and the ending was horrible. Also this was the last book and nothing was concluded. Not a fan
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

Whereas ICONS was a fast-paced, rush of a novel, IDOLS is a slow burn, with bits and pieces offered to the reader throughout until the big reveal (and cliffhanger) at the end. While not a bad thing, my expectation was for a higher level of action, and I was mildly disappointed at the resulting slowness. As the four Icon children, Dol, Ro, Lucas and Tima, take a long journey with Fortis, you get the feeling of waiting for things to happen to them, where
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Demi
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014, 3-stars
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
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Tiffany
Aug 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
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Sophie
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Malgré quelques longueurs, j'ai trouvé ce tome plus dynamique et surprenant.
La complexité du premier n'est plus ressenti ici, de nombreuses révélations nous sont faites. Cela nous aide à mieux appréhender cet univers de science-fiction/dystopie/YA.
Les personnages sont presque méconnaissable, je ne peux en dire plus ici. Nous sentons une certaine tension sous-adjacente qui nous parvient jusqu'aux dernières pages, moment de la libération.
Comme toujours, la fin rime avec une longue attente intermin
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Natasha (books_n_dreams)
So being honest it took me awhile to finish this book, almost two weeks, and it's not because it wasn't good, it just didn't keep my interest the entire time. I do enjoy the world of Icons and the overall idea behind it. There are a lot of interesting facts, but in Idols I feel like the story slowed down a lot and that when the book should've had a more steady pick up pace it didn't.

I did enjoy the story itself, the premise is enticing, and I felt like in this book we got to see a more emotiona
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K
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit-teen
There's an enormous twist at the end of this one that renders the rest of the book as well as its predecessor, Icons, completely irrelevant. It's almost as if Stohl had planned for a much longer series and had to cobble together a half-hearted finale on the fly. Idols is a hot mess of a book, rife with baffling character interactions, even worse world building, and action that builds to an expected conclusion and then suddenly ... doesn't. Margaret Stohl writes beautifully; I loved Tima and Dol ...more
Nance
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Jensen
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The endings a little sad though.
Amanda Uechi Ronan
Sep 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
Oh boy. I liked the ideas brought up in the first book, Icons, but worried that the story would fail under its own weight. And fail it did. The second book is just a mess. With all the CONSTANT inner monologue from the main protagonist, you'd think we would understand the character's motivations, but we don't. I don't "know" these characters AT ALL. It was really frustrating. The book was also WAY too long - 400+ pages for a YA dystopian? Also failed similar to the Divergent and Fifth Wave serie ...more
Nivolla
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
First book was better/ more interesting.
Defiantly expected a more bad ass ending...
This book had a lot of mystery, i feel like i still have questions and I've read it all.
The love triangle is pretty cheesy at times though...
And it was cool to see the alien's side of the story in some parts.
I did like this book and recommend it to readers who like scyfy and mystery.
Rena Del
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars only because of the adventure and it kept me in suspense throughout. but awful, traitorous scheming. if the series had been told from any other perspective it could have been less dystopian society with children and powers and evil and more just the world is ending and these kids canake it better. disliked the negative ending and false hopes planted.
Maks Javinar
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I never knew how much I am attached to the characters until Furo is saying goodbye. It's like having a friend you don't know you like until they say goodbye.

He smiles at me, sadly. "That was never what I wanted, Dol. You were all I wanted"
Emily Gilman
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Stephanie Cecil putteet
I’m left feeling very confused. Was that the end? Is there going to be another book? The story line itself is good but it feels extremely unfinished to me.
Veronica
2.5 stars

I liked the writing, but I didn't feel there was enough substance to the story or characters. I was mildly confused through some parts of the book.
Mac
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
BITIN. OPEN ENDED. KAINIS.
donna
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story went in a different direction than I expected. I did not like the ending. It made me wonder if a third book had been planned. It just felt anti climactic.
Courtney
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Ugh dumb ending. DUMB.
Chris
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
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Taschima
"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
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Chapter by Chapter
When I read Icons by author Margaret Stohl I had mixed feelings on the novel. The sci-fi portion of it was pretty badass and the idea of the Icon Children was pretty unique. The way that the novel ended definitely left room for a potentially awesome sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a huge fan of Margaret Stohl’s ever since I read her co-written novel Beautiful Creatures, but Idols was missing the same punch that Beautiful Creatures packed. Still I was interested in getting to find out where ...more
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“THIRTEEN GREAT ICONS FELL FROM THE SKY, WHEN THEY CAME ALIVE, SIX CITIES DIED. REMEMBER 6/6. THE PROJECTS ARE SLAVERY. WE ARE NOT FREE. SILENCE IS NOT PEACE. REMEMBER THE DAY. DEATH TO THE SYMPAS, DEATH TO THE LORDS. DESTROY THE ICONS. REMEMBER.” 0 likes
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