Zodiac

Zodiac

eBook - 2014
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At the dawn of time, there were thirteen Houses in the Zodiac galaxy. Now, only twelve remain. . . . In the Zodiac galaxy, your astrological sign determines everything about you. The stars tell the story of your life, and nothing'and nobody'is real unless you can actually touch them. It's a galaxy divided, where personalities clash and suspicions run high. Everyone is a potential enemy, so it's best to stick to your kind. Hard-working realists in House Virgo scoff at sweet-talking Librans, who use stellar social skills to climb to the top. And while the brooding twins of House Gemini take forever to make a decision, optimistic Sagittarians hop from adventure to adventure without a thought. House Cancer prizes loyalty and honesty above all else. When an unforeseen catastrophe strikes their ocean planet, the stars select sixteen-year-old Rho as their new Guardian. Rho suspects an ancient, power-hungry evil of legend has returned to exact revenge across the entire Zodiac. But Rho is an unknown novice and one of the youngest Guardians ever. Who should believe her' And with the stars anywhere but in her favor, how can Rho defeat an enemy she can't touch' This first book of an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series takes place in a galaxy inspired by the twelve astrological signs'rendered with stunning complexity that both transports readers to a fascinating new world and holds up a mirror to reflect how we can better know each other in our own.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2014.
ISBN: 9780698146136
0698146131
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Summerrain562
Nov 15, 2017

I read this novel and instantly fell in love with the characters, story, and author! I'm hooked!!

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rnpudel
Mar 15, 2017

I was thrilled to get this book as soon as it came out, and couldn't wait to dive into it. I was not disappointed. I can't say that I cared a whole lot about the main character, Rhoma Grace, but the world Romina (interesting how the MC's name is very similar to the author's name) created was beautiful and layered. I love layered stories. And I really enjoyed learning about the culture and clothing and food of each House. Is the main character very deep? No. But the story's pace is quick, the characters engaging, and the plot unique. I suggest giving this book a try.

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aoakes92
Feb 13, 2017

I liked this series, mad that it's not finished yet

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blue_dog_8329
Sep 13, 2016

This book was okay, but could have been much better. The extra little details about the way the Zodiac houses worked, and all the crazy words and stuff, wasn't explained as clearly as I would have wanted, and I was confused a lot of the time. This was still an ok read, and I still love experiencing new worlds through reading, which this was, in fact a unique new world.

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tolanii
Jun 27, 2016

My friend recommended this book to me. Now I hope nobody hates me for saying this, but this was not a good book.

It may have been the love triangle, it may have been how bizarre it was that Rho was already taught everything she need to know by a mother who never shows up in this book- but mainly, it was Rho.

I have never had such distaste for a character as I have had with Rho. She's hypocritical, annoying, and she does not change. She's also a complete Mary Sue. Nothing bad really happened to her, and *SPOILER* the outcome of her fight with Iceman was extremely unrealistic, also why did /he/ have to die? It did not really add anything ad he was the only character I could stand because he didn't always bow at Rho's feet... *SPOILER OVER*

So I really did not like this book. There was very little character development, the death was predictable, and I despise the main character.

HOWEVER, what did get me to award this book 2 stars instead of 1, is the amount of thought that was put into the setting by the author. Her imagery is amazing and I would love to live in a world like Zodiac's. This book had so much potential, but she didn't quite deliver. She is a very clever author though, and I look forward to reading her future books.

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dove123_
Dec 23, 2015

After wandering in the bookstore for about an hour, I spotted this book and snapped it open to the front page. The first two sentences had me hooked, and I instantly knew this would be an excellent book.

It is incredible. The world is exciting and combines sci-fi with astrological signs. The characters are lovely as well. Rho is very inspiring, and isn't a typical lead character. She's better. The plot moves along nicely, and everything is conveyed clearly by the narrator. To make it even better, there were several plot twists that I did NOT foresee at all.

I highly recommended it.

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blue_dog_8329
Sep 13, 2016

blue_dog_8329 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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tolanii
Jun 27, 2016

tolanii thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

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dove123_
Dec 23, 2015

dove123_ thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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dove123_
Dec 23, 2015

A universe where the planets are reflected in Zodiac signs, as well as the people, lies a daring story of adventure, justice, and leadership. Sixteen year old Rhoma Grace was just an normal Cancerian girl trying to pass her exam on reading the stars. She foresaw an omen that predicated the ruin of her planet, and no one else did, Rho became worried about the state of the universe. She eventually discovered the entity behind the various attacks that were happening on the other planets and Cancer was Ochus, Guardian of the 13th house. She sets off on a journey with Hysan, a diplomat for Libra, and Mathias, a Lodestar for Cancer, to warn the other planets about the danger that they are all in. At first, none of the Guardians believe her. In fact, hardly anyone believes in Ochus, who is deemed a children's tale. But when the planets Virgo, Cancer, and Gemini, are attacked, finally the Guardians band together to defeat the enemy. But is who they are attacking the right person? Or is it someone else entirely? Read to find out.

Seriously. Read it.

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tolanii
Jun 27, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Basically, you probably should not read this if you are 10.

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dove123_
Dec 23, 2015

"I thought that in order to lead, you first had to have a plan. But sometimes leading is about keeping people together when there is no plan. When there's only the will to survive in the face of invincible evil."

-Rhoma Grace, Gaurdian of Cancer

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