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Giveaway: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl’s solo debut is Icons, a fantastic novel with beautiful imagery in a haunting new world. Stohl has done wonders with Kami Garcia in the Beautiful Creatures series, but has outdone herself with the unique concept of Icons. We absolutely loved the concept, bringing surprises when least expected. Alien lords ruling over earthlings. It will most likely set a trend, one we’re excited to see.

Want to know our thoughts on this book? Read Bridget’s review here.

One lucky winner will receive an ARC copy of Icons. This giveaway is provided by Michelle!

About Margaret:

Margaret Stohl is the author of ICONS, the first book in the Icons Series, forthcoming from Little, Brown in Spring 2013 – as well as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Indie-Bound and Internationally Bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels (with Kami Garcia.)

Including BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2009), BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (2010), and BEAUTIFUL CHAOS (2011), BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION (2012)– along with DREAM DARK, a Beautiful Creatures story available exclusively online (August, 2011) – the Beautiful Creatures Novels have been translated into 28 languages and 37 countries.  The Beautiful Creatures movie based on the books comes out February 14, 2013 from Alcon and Warner Bros. It stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Thomas Mann and Zoey Deuthc with the Academy Award nominated writer/director Richard LaGravenese.

Beautiful Creatures was an ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist in 2010, as well as a SCIBA award finalist, a NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and a YALSA Teen Top Ten Pick. Beautiful Creatures was named the #1 Teen Pick from Amazon in 2009, and the #5 Editors Pick, Overall.

A longtime veteran of the videogame industry, Margaret’s work includes – to name a few – SPIDERMAN, FANTASTIC FOUR, DUNE 2000, THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE LEGEND OF JACK SPARROW, DEFENDER, THE SOPRANOS, SLAVE ZERO, APOCALYPSE, ZORK NEMESIS, ZORK GRAND INQUISITOR, SPYCRAFT, COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT RETALIATION, and COMMAND & CONQUER: TIBERIAN SUN.

After working with Activision (now Activision/Blizzard) and Westwood Studios (now EA), Margaret became a co-founder of 7 Studios with her husband, Lewis Peterson. She has previously been nominated for “Most Innovative Game Design” at the Game Developers Conference.

Margaret has participated in the Nashville Screenwriters Conference, the Tribu dei Lettori in Rome, and the BAU Institute/Otranto Residency, as well as the LA Times Festival of Books, Romantic Times, and the Texas Book Festival. She was the Director of Programming for the 2011 YA Capitol Bookfest in Charleston, SC, and a founding member of the Smart Chicks tour.

Margaret has been featured in Amherst Reads, and is a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has been a member of the WGA West and PEN West. Margaret’s original screenplays have been optioned by Clasky-Csupo and Nickelodeon Movies for feature film.

A graduate of Amherst College, where she won the Knox Prize for English Literature, Margaret earned a MA in English from Stanford University, and completed classwork for a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. Margaret was a teaching assistant in Romantic Poetry at Stanford, and in Film Studies at Yale. She attended the Creative Writing Program of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where she was mentored by the Scottish poet George MacBeth.

Margaret loves traveling the world with her daughters, who are epee fencers, and living in Santa Monica with her husband, also a writer, and two bad beagles.

You can visit Margaret around the web here: Website | BlogTwitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Margaret Stohl?

IconsBeautiful Creatures Beautiful DarknessDream Dark (Caster Chronicl... Beautiful Chaos Beautiful RedemptionBeautiful Creatures: The Gr...

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This giveaway is provided by Michelle!

One lucky winner will receive an ARC copy of Icons by Margaret Stohl

 

Available May 7, 2013 from  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette

About this Book:

Your heart beats only with their permission.

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.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts — in order to save the future.

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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68 Responses to “Giveaway: Icons by Margaret Stohl

  1. Sue TintorerNo Gravatar
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    This looks awesome!

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    In Bridgit I trust – she says “you’ll like this”, I HAVE to go check!!

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    This book sounds really interesting! :)
    Read the caster chronicles and loved the series <3
    For sure this will be a wonderful book to read

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  4. Christine @ The Bookish DaydreamerNo Gravatar
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    I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book!! I can’t wait to read it. It sounds like something I would love. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    I haven’t read the series yet, but I look forward to reading it.

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    Sounds really interesting

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    This sounds soo good!

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    Loved Beautiful Creatures, and this looks just as brilliant, if not better!

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    Heard so many good things about this author :) And what a synopsis!

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    Sounds awesome!

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    This is on my want to read list on Goodreads (wish list).

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    I thought the concept was interesting and look forward to reading the next book.

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    I’ve never read this, but I love apocolyptic books. This sound great!

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    Sounds like a very interesting dystopia with a tinge of religious undertones. Rapterous comes to mind when I read the synopsis. I loved BC and am looking forward to seeing what else she can do!

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    I am really excited to see what Margaret can do on her own!
    This sounds great!
    I loved beautiful creatures but this sounds a bit more up my alley.
    This was another title I was not able to get at BEA :[
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    I have just started reading her books and I have to say I am hooked. Crossing my fingers and lots of luck to everyone.

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    I read this book for review and it was really good! I love the Caster Chronicles as well. This is definitely a must read!

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  18. HollyBNo Gravatar
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    This book/series sounds SO GREAT!! It’s right up my alley. In addition to your review, I read a glowing review on another blog today, which all has me even more excited to read this. I actually haven’t read Beautiful Creatures yet (gasp! I know!), so I’m not familiar with her writing. But I can’t wait to see if I like her as much as others do! I definitely like what I know of the plot, to be sure. Thanks for the chance to win!

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