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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Being the ‘new kid’ at school is hard, but for Tess Novak - who’s moved more times than she can remember - it’s a role she knows by heart. Transferring during senior year means yet another place she’ll eventually leave, more classmates she’ll forget.
Fate, it seems, has other plans.
From the moment Tess is introduced to honor student Drew Martinez, she is convinced she has
Paperback, 1, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Dancing Dog Productions Co. (first published July 30th 2014)
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Ringrazio immensamente Danika Stone per continua a pensare a me, e avermi dato l’occasione di conoscerla e di leggere i suoi scritti. La sua passione e la sua bravura sono certa che la porteranno lontana. Grazie, grazie, grazie.

“Icarus” è il nuovo lavoro firmato da Danika Stone, una delle mie scrittrici preferite, una di quelle donne appassionate che amano il proprio lavoro e ci regalano una storia segnata dal suo sudore e da
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
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Icarus was a darker book that I have read in a while. Which is good because I like to mix it up and raw books dealing with some of the tougher issues always bring out strong emotions in me. I just like to put that out there so that people can be aware of it up front. Because I know, sometimes I need to be ready for a very emotional book, especially one that deals with abuse. Danika Stone uses very descriptive, someti
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is my second book from this author (after Intaglio) and I really enjoyed this book. The author captures the feels of Tess and Drew well, and doesn't info-dump on what happened in their past - rather she reveals it through hints at first as she solidifies the story and attraction between the couple as well as Tess and Drew's own insecurities and emotions.

I do wish the character of Ross and his relationship with his ex-wife had been explored a bit more. There's no solid reason as to why Tess'
Kathy Cunningham
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Danika Stone’s ICARUS is a gripping, deeply moving contemporary YA novel that bridges the gap between romance and realistic drama. As the novel begins, sixteen-year-old Tess Novak is starting over yet again at another high school in another city (her father is former Air Force, and she has moved all of her life). On the first day, she meets Drew Martinez, a fellow Air Force Brat who, for some inexplicable reason, seems strangely familiar to her. Tess has always seen herself as an outsider – she ...more
Paige Bradish
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviwed
*I received this book from the publisher and or author and this is my honest review.

Before getting into this book, I knew nothing about the story of Icarus. I did not even know it was anything until a friend whom I was talking to this book about told me about the story. I probably should have familiarized myself with the mythology before reading, but I was pretty much able to stay with the story even if I had no knowledge of the story of Icarus, even though the prologue and epilogue were a bit c
I received Icarus from the author in return for an honest review. Tess has just moved to town due to her father decided it was time to move. She’s been the new kid so many times growing up the daughter of a military man. Hopefully it will be her last move since it’s her senior year she just needs to fly under the radar and she will be able to get away. Drew is also the son of a military man and knows what it’s like being forced to move often. When they are teamed up together two unlikely people ...more
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, read-in-2014
This review is previous post at Book are my life.
Tess is tired from moving almost every year. In her senior year she must moves again because her father say so, she hopes that this is for last time. Tess parents are divorced; she lives with her father, military veteran with minimal salary. Tess’s mother lives in California with her new family. First day to new school and Tess meets some guy Drew, she doesn’t like to make friendships, but destiny has another plan for her. For the teachers Tess an
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
For starters, I just didn't understand that prologue/epilogue - I thought it was really pretentious sounding? It just didn't fit with the rest of the novel, in my opinion, and didn't seem necessary, at all.

And the characters lacked depth and personality. Sure, they had backstories, but I don't think they had much characterisation other than that, if that makes sense? Giving characters a horrible backstory doesn't automatically mean they're three-dimensional and fully formed, and I think this au
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Some experiences are shared by all teenagers: pushing at adult boundaries, nursing each crush like a loose tooth. Others are hopefully rare, and yet long sleeves can conceal bruises and straight-laced maturity can be a mask for chaos at home. Tess and Drew arrive at the first pages of Icarus with trauma and loss already behind them, long past innocence and too world-weary to be taken in by the usual teenage melodrama. In perhaps the only mercy of their childhood, they’ve forgotten the worst of i ...more
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes complex, real teen protagonists.
Icarus is my One True Book.

Sometimes, books stick with me after I've read them. This is definitely one of them. It's a perfect storm of fantastic characters, complex stories, and emotional impact, written in a wonderfully easy-to-read style.

If you're on the fence about YA books because they seem too focused on "silly" teenage problems, give Icarus a try. Tess is a complex young woman, a real woman, and getting to know her is a treat. Her story, her issues, are ones I can imagine facing myself, a
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really surprised me! I thought it was going to be a cute fluffy contemporary but it was a lot darker than I thought.
I liked the short chapters and the flash backs to when Tess and Drew were kids.
I'm definitely going to check out more of Danika Stone's books.
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Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved it. full review to come
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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens (Switchback, All the Feels and Internet Famous) and adults (Edge of Wild and The Dark Divide). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending ...more
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