In just one short month, that big empty space you cleared on your bookshelf to accommodate Margaret Stohl's YA series, "Icons," will finally be filled...at least for a second, anyway, since you'll probably want to see how pretty it looks in your library before you snatch it back off the shelf and consume the whole thing in one literary sitting.
The best-selling co-author of "Beautiful Creatures" is bringing out a new sci-fi romance on May 7—one that features twisty love triangles, mysterious alien entities and a group of teenagers who discover that their dangerously uncontrollable emotions might just be the symptom of something supernatural. (YEAH. Take that, everyone who said it was "just hormones"!)
And if you have been waiting anxiously to sink your teeth into Margaret's new series, then here's your first, EXCLUSIVE chance to get a taste of exactly what you've been waiting for: We have the first six chapters right here, right now, for your sneak-peeky pleasure. Are you ready to live through the day when the power went off, the windows shattered and one billion people died? To meet Dol, the heroine of "Icons," who lives in the California countryside and is tortured by nightmares beyond her control? And Ro, her hunky, rule-breaking BFF? Yeah you are. Enjoy!
To celebrate the release of her new novel, Margaret is going on the road with fellow writers for the YA Icons Tour. Check out the schedule below for a stop near you!
San Francisco – Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 pm – Icons Launch at Books Inc – A Not Your Mother’s Book Club (NYMBC) event – Margaret Stohl with Andrea Cremer, David Levithan, Nina LaCour.
San Francisco area – Wednesday May 8 – Keplers – Margaret Stohl with Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo, Kim Derting, Kami Garcia.
Seattle – Thursday May 9 at 7:00 pm – Pierce County Library – Margaret Stohl with Leigh Bardugo, Kim Derting, Marissa Meyer.
Seattle – Friday May 10th at 6:30 PM – Third Place Books – Margaret Stohl with Kimberly Derting.
Los Angeles – Saturday May 11th – venue TBD – Margaret Stohl with Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi, Melissa de la Cruz, Alyson Noel, Kami Garcia.
Salt Lake City – Tuesday May 14th – the King’s English – Margaret Stohl with Ally Condie, Shannon Hale and Stephanie Perkins.
Provo – Wednesday May 15th – Provo Library – Margaret Stohl in conversation with Stephanie Perkins.
Rochester Teen Book Festival – Saturday May 18th, all day – Nazareth College, Rochester, NY - see website for more information.
New York City Area – Sunday May 19th – venue TBD – Margaret Stohl with Tonya Hurley, Robin Wasserman and Eliot Schrefer.
New York City – Tuesday May 21st - McNally Jackson – Margaret Stohl in conversation with Lev Grossman
Charleston, SC – Thursday May 23rd – Blue Bicycle Books – Margaret Stohl with Beth Revis, Kathy Reichs and Brendon Reichs – A Yallfest event!
"Icons" will be out May 7.
What do you think of the first six chapters of "Icons"? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!