Zodiac, by Romina Russell | Book Review #288

Note: This is my review copied and pasted from my GoodReads account. 

Book Review

20821306At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

Another sci-fi book that has so much potential….

IMG_4805THAT IT TOTALLY FILLED! Let me tell you, I was soo skeptic about reading Zodiac. Im really glad I got the chance to read it. Not only is Zodiac really unique and interesting, from the first page I was -literally- pulled into this story. And Zodiac is soo action packed, its crazy. Crazy good. I couldn’t put the book down!

Zodiac really takes the who House thing seriously. Like, Russell took our zodiac signs and personified them to the max. Its so cleverly insane that the storyline and all of its characters work really well together. Which also means that there are a lot of stereotypical things that each planet/House would do. Which is again, great. I was really infuriated at the stubbornness of the Scorpio House. The only time Ive been ashamed to be a Scorpio, to be honest.

Zodiac is so action packed. With all the fight scenes, the love scenes.. Heck, the flashbacks are even action packed. But Zodiac is also filled with emotion. So much emotion. It is so easy to get swept up into everything that happened in this book. There is so much heartache.

IMG_5328The main character; Rho, is a great MC. But she’s been through a lot too. And I mean, A LOT. One of the great things about Rho is that she sticks by what she believes in, even when people tell her to do differently. And when people try to bring her down, she just shines even more. Rho is honest to herself in all of the best ways. She does what she perceives to be right for her people, and her home. And she protects the ones she loves. In Zodiac, Rho is pulled every-which way, and with that I gotta say, Rho is such a resilient character. At the end of the day, she truly does what she believes in. And in this first book, Rho is such a hero.

I need to say though, that there are a few things that bothered me in Zodiac. First, there’s the customary love triangle. Which is painful, really, to go through. And then there’s the CLIFF HANGER at the end. AGGGH.


I ended up giving Zodiac, 5 of 5 stars on GoodReads.

Have you read Zodiac?
What did you think of the story? 

Happy Reading!

4 thoughts on “Zodiac, by Romina Russell | Book Review #288

  1. femaleinferno says:

    I’ve been collecting this series so I can read them back-to-back…. but those covers though. Beautiful.

    Great review. I don’t know how much longer I can hold out before starting to read. Quick distract me. Wave shiny things.

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