Sunday, July 6, 2014

Idols: Review


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 Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol's dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives -- and stop one heart forever.

In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity's strongest chance at survival.


What I like:

1) Dol, Ro, Tima and Lucas working together as a team: It kind of annoys me that they do not get along in Icons. But now they're close friends, and they will protect each other. I kind of like the strong connection between each other because lately I'm tired of teammates working against each other.

2) A new character: I'll try not to include any spoiler here. While I have this love-hate relationship with this character, I still like this character's appearance in the book. It makes everything so much more intense and complicated. Idols desperately need some more complication. 

3) Ro: While Lucas is a really nice girl, it's Ro that I truly love. I love this wild side of Ro, where he will do anything (including burn down the whole world - literally) to save Dol and his friends. And he's surprisingly deep, for a guy who is so hilarious and snarky. I really hope that things will end well for him in the end.

What I don't like:

1) Everything is so straight-forward: It's supposed to be a good thing at times, but I like sci-fi dystopian novels with a touch of mystery. Besides the new character which complicates everything (but only at the end), every task that Dol and her friends makes are so... sane. Too sane, considering they're in a ruined world where they have every right to not be sane. 

2) The extra com-links: I understand it's a side-line that has everything to do with the story, I just find them extremely annoying. Especially when they're written in capital letters. Like what's the deal with it? It makes my head pound just reading about them. It's uncomfortable. 


It's actually a much better story than Icons because it's much more developed. However there are still things that can be done in a better way.

Rating: 6.5/10

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