YA lit sensation Margaret Stohl was a video game creator before she was an author, you’d never know it. Her first book Beautiful Creatures, which she co-authored with Kami Garcia, surpassed even Twilight in the best-selling lists, giving her major points and power-upping her to pro status. Now she’s coming to Blue Bicycle Books to discuss her new solo creation, Icons, a dystopian alien invasion story that combines paranormal romance with blood-pumping action. It’s got something for The Hunger Games fans and Twihards alike. Gamers who read the book might even see some hints of her days as a game designer, as she drew on her experiences working on video games like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Pirates of the Caribbean to help conjure up the action. She’s got a strong relationship with the Blue Bike, as she helps organize the annual YALLFest. For the Icons appearance, Stohl will be joined by fellow YA authors Beth Revis (Across the Universe), Brendan and Kathy Reichs (the Virals series), and Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer).