Monday, May 6, 2013

Icons Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


I'm extremely excited today to share with you an excerpt from Margaret Stohl's much-anticipated upcoming YA release, Icons, as part of the promotional tour hosted by Mundie Moms. Icons releases tomorrow (May 7th) from Little, Brown, and I absolutely cannot wait to dive in! Be sure and check the bottom of the post for a fabulous giveaway as well as the full list of participating blogs.

EXCERPT

PERSES RETURNS
August 4, 2071 * Washington, DC

In shocking turn of events, scientists and government officials are confirming that the fragments of the steroid Perses have changed trajectory, and are now headed directly toward Earth.

Officials estimate contact to occur within less than one year, and are scrambling to calculate points of impact and mobilize defensive measure in hopes of minimizing damages.

One UN official, speaking anonymously, said, "There are at least a dozen fragments that have suddenly and inexplicably changed course. We don't have an answer as to how or why this happened. Our best hope is to find out where they will hit and try to minimize causalities. Until we know more, we can only recommend that people stay put, live their lives and pray."


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ICONS


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.

Icons releases tomorrow (May 7th) from Little, Brown


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MARGARET STOHL


Margaret Stohl is the New York Times, PW, USA Today, LA Times and Internationally bestselling co-author of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES NOVELS (Fall 2009-2012) and author of THE ICONS SERIES (Spring, 2013.) You can read a more in-depth biography on Margaret here.


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BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

Be sure and check out all the below stops for more reviews, interviews, excerpts and giveaways!

April
23rd: Novel Novice, review
23rd: Fangirlish, excerpt / trailer
24th: Mundie Moms, review
25th: Bookalicious, giveaway
26th: Eve's Fan Garden, interview
29th: Girls In The Stacks, review
30th: Hypable, guest post

May
1st: Good Choice Reading, interview
2nd: Once Upon A Twilight, review
3rd: Jean Book Nerd, interview
6th: Supernatural Snark, excerpt
7th: Page Turners, review 

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51 comments:

  1. Ah I must must read this one!! Love Maggy Stohl and can't wait to read Icons!

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  2. I've seen this book for the first time just few weeks before. Honestly it did sounded amazing but then I've seen some mixed reviews for it. Dunno..maybe I'll read it one day. Great excerpt! :)

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    1. It's a very intriguing excerpt isn't it?

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  3. Oooh! That excerpt is very informative about this book. I kinda like(d) that pink cover better. This is so different than the Caster Chronicles series and I LOVE IT!! I cannot wait to read it:-) THANKS JENNY FOR SHARING!

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    1. You're welcome Siiri! I'm really excited about this one:)

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  4. I'm very excited about ICONS. It sounds like it's going to be soon good.

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  5. SO excited for this! It looks awesome and that cover is so pretty

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  6. TOMORROW!! I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately (pick one up, read a little, put it back down...) and I'm hoping ICONS will knock me for a loop!

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    1. I have too Mary. I did just read FAKING IT and loved that one, and I have really high hopes for this one as well. Love Margaret Stohl:-)

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  7. I was excited for this book, but the reviews that have come in haven't been overly positive, so I'm not sure if I will like it. :/

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    1. Mixed reviews for a book always make me more curious, so I'm still going to given this book a try. Maybe we'll both love it!

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  8. I REALLY want to read it, and I started this book a few weeks back, but I keep putting it down. It's just not grabbing me the way I had expected. I want to keep reading to see if it gets better, but so far I'm pretty meh about it.

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    1. That seems to be the general consensus based on the comments, but I'm still holding out hope:) You'll have to let me know what you think when you're done!

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  9. I really, really love the concept of this book, and I hope it lives up to that excerpt because it's genius! :)

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  10. I really can't wait to read this book..SOunds like it has all the goodness that I love to read...thanks for the tour!!

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    1. I can't wait either:) Glad you've been enjoying the tour!

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  11. I have heard a lot about this series, I still can't decide if I want to start it or not! The excerpt was good though so I might give it a try.

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  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and sharing the excerpt with us! I have been hearing a lot of good things about this book!

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  13. Icons sounds very cool! Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  14. This book is probably going to be really good!!! Carrie Ryan just recommended it to me....soo.....yea, I trust her judgement :D

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  15. I really liked the excerpt it gave me shivers! Thanks for sharing this Jenny and for the chance to win it :)

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  16. Loved the concept behind this one...while it didn't keep me completely enthralled...I really really enjoyed it!

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  17. That is a very interesting concept---very unique!

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  18. I started this ARC and had to put it aside because I got a serious case of book ADD and got distracted by a shiny new release purchase from last week, but I was enjoying it before I put it down. Hoping to start it again tomorrow! This excerpt is very creepy, I hope the rest of the story is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  19. I am a fan of Caster's Chronicles and I was super excited to read this, now with the mixed reviews I am bit hesitant but since I loved her other books I am willing to give it a whirl. Are you reviewing it Jenny?

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  20. This was a fun book but I didn't like the almost triangle within. Still, am very curious for the next installment of this series!!

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  21. Doh, I thought the name was familiar

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  22. I've been looking forward to this one and have it on my pile for this month. I'm running behind though and I've heard some mixed things, so we'll see if it happens.

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  23. That's a great choice of excerpt. As you know, I didn't particularly care for this book, but I did think the official notices/documents scattered throughout the novel like the one above were pretty effective. :) Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  24. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews when it comes to this one, but the excerpt has my attention. I might have to re-think my decision not to read it now...!(:

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  25. Yay one more day until it comes out!!!

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  26. I'm so excited for this book!

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  27. Interesting excerpt! This book sounds so fascinating,

    Great post! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  28. This sounds pretty amazing. I love apocalyptic stories.

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  29. This book looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. This book is one of my must-reads for summer 2013. =)

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  31. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. I can not wait to read this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  33. I've been hearing a lot about this book around the internet and I'm definitely interested in reading it - sounds fantastic.

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  34. Can't wait to check out Margaret Stohl's solo writing adventure. I have no doubt that this will be awesome, even though I rarely read sci-fi. I mean, it is MARGARET STOHL!

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  35. I'm so excited to read this one :D Looking forward to reading the reviews :D

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  36. I've been seeing this one around, but I had no idea of the details, and now I'm very curious about the worldbuilding. The blurb is vague, but it gives just enough to grab my attention.
    Is it weird that I love the name Dol for a character? Huh.
    Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  37. I love the Beautiful Creatures series, so I think I would enjoy this one too!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  38. It sounds good and I really want to see what she does on her own!

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  39. I love Margaret Stohl and this book sounds amazing--I've heard conflicting reviews but I for one am dying to read it :D

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  40. This sounds really good but I've seen a review that was mixed. I actually went to a signing for Stohl with her co-writer Garcia and they were extremely entertaining. One of the funnest signings I've been to. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing, Jenny. :)

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