Waiting on Wednesday (112) – ZODIAC by Romina Russell

WOW 2014 copyWaiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books you can’t wait to read! This week I’m featuring another book I was fortunate enough to pick up at Comic Con a few weeks ago:


Zodiac by Romina Russell. Releases in December 2014 from Razorbill. For some reason, this story about the different houses of the zodiac is reminding me of Battlestar Galactica, which is a very good thing! I met the author and had her sign my ARC, which makes me even more excited to read this. Here’s the story via Goodreads:

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 Cancrian 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.


What about you? Have you heard of Zodiac? Let me know your WoW pick!

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Posted August 13, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 10 Comments


10 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (112) – ZODIAC by Romina Russell

  1. I agree, anything that reminds me of Battlestar Galactica is a good thing, IMO 🙂 This sounds good! But in the book’s description someone from the house of Cancer is “Cancrian”? Maybe it’s just me, but that doesn’t sound right!

  2. Very cool cover! I usually see Cancerian rather than Cancrian, so like Mogsy that threw me off! But Cancrian looks more sci-fi, doesn’t it? This could promise to be a long series if they are following the 12 zodiac signs. Hope you love this one!