Zodiac by Romina Russell
Published: Razorbill, December 9th, 2014
Source: Hardcover, purchased
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy
How I Felt: I really loved this book! I picked it up because the concept was so
unique and I've never read anything like it before. It certainly didn't
disappoint! Rho was such a great, realistic protagonist. The plot was so
interesting and full of twists! One of my new favourites!
beginning of this book took me a while to get into because of all the
new terms and the new universe and everything, but once I got past that I
really started to enjoy myself and get into the story.
setting is very interesting. It's in another galaxy called the 'Zodiac'.
There are 12 planets (also known as 'houses') that govern themselves
with their own politics and leader. The planets are based off the zodiac
signs, and people on each planet share similar physical and personality
traits. I found this really cool and I loved how the author explained
it. I loved that we got to see almost every house, and get to see how
separated and distant they are from each other and the big difference in
The characters were all so different and unique in this
book; I loved getting to learn about all of them! Rho was such an
amazing protagonist. A lot of heroins get thrown into her position and
they all seem to take it in stride, and adapt easily with a group of
people on her side to support her, but Rho is different. No one trusts
her, not even her own guard and loyal adviser. They all see her as a
delusional child. The struggles she went to were very realistic for her
situation and I appreciated that. Hysan was a very interesting
character, there's still a lot lurking beneath the surface and I'm
looking forward to learning what it is! Mathias bothered me a lot because of how much he didn't trust Rho's judgment, but he redeemed himself at the end for me when he finally believed her and told her the things she needed to hear.
I can't wait to learn more about the Zodiac, the houses and Ochus in the next book!
book was full of mystery, intrigue, heartbreak, and action! Such a
great and strong debut from Romina Russell! I can't wait to get my hands
on the sequel when it comes out and I look forward to reading more of
her books in the future!
Overall, this was a great sci-fi/fantasy
book! I absolutely loved it! I highly recommend this to anyone and
everyone! Definitely worth the read!
Thanks for reading!
*Info on book taken from Goodreads.com*
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