Book Review: Zodiac

Author: Romina Russell

Zodiac #1, Total Pages: 325

Goodreads Synopsis: “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.”

Review: Meh, that’s all I can say about this one. In the beginning I thought this is it this is the sci-fi fantasy that I’ve been waiting for. Probably 100 pages in I decided to mark on goodreads the rest of the series to-read. That’s how much promise this story had for me but then it all went downhill.

I found myself struggling to finish this one and for a lot of reasons. The first being the love triangle, sure love triangles can be fun but not in this fashion — it was rushed and seemed juvenile. Don’t get me wrong, it started out fine but got worse as the story went on, I felt like it was actually distraction to the story itself. The last piece that was hard to get through was Rho, and for that matter all the characters. It was 300+ pages and I couldn’t feel anything for any of the characters, they had their moment but it just wasn’t enough.

This story had a lot of promise and the idea was great but it just wasn’t enough for me.

Overall Rating: 2.5/5 stars

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