Thursday, June 6, 2013

Icons Review

428 pages

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. She's different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy. Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

I liked the storyline of this novel but I can't really say the same about the characters. Something about the relationships between Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas just didn't seem very real. Dol is an interesting character but her personality quickly becomes tiring in all of its general moodiness. Ro is just angry most of the time so I'm not his biggest fan. I really liked Lucas since he seems to have the potential to be an amazing guy, but his mommy issues turned me off a bit. Tima is smart with an amazing ability and maybe if she was the main character I would like her, but that isn't the case. There is a love square here and I'm curious to see how it all turns out since it seems to be confusing at times. The story itself is full of adventure, some weird bad guys, and a society controlled by aliens. I loved that everything wasn't obvious from the start, and we had to actually figure out the connection between Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas as the story went on. I also like the fact that we don't know a lot about the aliens so it probably won't be easy for the main characters to defeat them as well. Although I wasn't necessarily satisfied at the end of this novel, I'm hoping for more development of the characters in the next one. I would recommend this if you like science fiction type novels with strange aliens.


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