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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  9,075 ratings  ·  1,644 reviews
At 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.

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Hardcover, 325 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Razorbill
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Romina Russell I do! My contract is for three ZODIAC books, and at the moment I'm working on #2 in the series. Thanks! xoxo
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Erica Ravenclaw
☆ ☆

No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

DNF at 65% because...

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Are you thinking about reading this book? Well, let's just get right down to business, shall we?

WARNING this book contains a love triangle.

WARNING this book contains a speshual 16 year old snowflake goddess out to save the GALAXY.

WARNING this book contains scientific NONSENSE.

WARNING this book is every YA book you've ever hated, but wrapped up in a pretty
Juliana Zapata
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
No se por donde empezar con este libro, tengo que decir que quedé maravillada con la construcción del mundo, con la narrativa, con los personajes, con la historia, con la autora, con todo.

El mundo del Zodiaco que creó Romina es tan extenso y profundo como el mismo universo, me encantó el viaje entre las casas, conocer los perfiles o patrones de los nacidos bajo cada signo, la dinámica, política, costumbres y tecnología de las casa Cancer, Géminis, Libra, Virgo y Aries. Obviamente estoy esperando
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Este libro se merece todas las estrellas de todas las galaxias, constelaciones y universos posibles. Dicho esto...

¡WOW! Zodíaco es un libro increíble que combina elementos distópicos, viajes espaciales de ciencia ficción, un montón de personajes increíbles y, por supuesto, una historia que no te deja despegarte de sus páginas hasta que la has acabado.

De verdad, Zodíaco me sorprendió muchísimo porque empecé a leerlo pensando como "sí, bueno, otro libro más en el espacio y encima con todo el roll


We're forbidden from dating - or loving, or marrying, or even kissing - each other.

If you were a sane person, would you have these thoughts when YOU know that the entire world you know is falling apart?

Would you?

I am angry. I am very angry.

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Let's just start with that.

I loved this book. Loved. I loved the first half of this book. I would have defend this book for all its misses on the first half. I would tell them all the good things about it. I would tell them that the world-building
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-releases

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Zodiac by Romina Russell
Book One of the Zodiac series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

At 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 astrolog
Sophia Sardothien
OKAY *Takes deep breath* here we go *sniff*

I always found horoscopes, astrology and similar stuff interesting but I never really get a chance to read much about it, therefore I'm utmost excited when I heard about this book before BEA which I never get a chance to go cries anyway it was in my MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2014 I was dying to read this I even set up a count down to the day it release.

Note to future self
Do not hold high expectations with books, sometimes it will end up disapp
Erin Lynn
In accordance to FTC guidelines, I must state that I received a free galley copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads program.

Romina Russell's debut novel, Zodiac, is both out of this world fantastic and stellar. Trust me and the bad puns - you don't want to miss this book. Ms. Russell creates a new kind of world in the science fiction genre that both teens and adults will want to explore for years to come.

In the first book of the proposed trilogy, Russell introduces readers to a futur
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read as digital ARC.

3 Word Summary: Space travel--clever.

I'm super into made-up cultures, which is what drew me to Zodiac in the first place. I mean, four houses in Harry Potter--interesting, five factions in Divergent--nice, 12 freaking houses in Zodiac---YESSSSS. Truth be told, I was hoping for more interaction among the signs. (Aka, I'm Aquarius, and I want to be represented by a main character...) But, turns out a big part of the book is that the houses aren't united, so I'm sure I'll get mo
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Initial Thoughts: Ooh this one was good! Awesome world-building. Great concept. Exciting. This is what a space book should be like!!

Read the full review @ A Perfection Called Books


The concept of this book really shined through and made me enjoy Zodiac. The concepts and ideas imagined by the author were extraordinary. I was so caught up in it all. It was so innovative and so very fun and interesting.

Although a bit green, I thought the writing was quite good. There were twists and turns i
Maria Drago
WARNING: Very minor spoilers ahead. View at your own discretion. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

First off: Awesome ending! Totally thought her brother was gone, but then; NOPE. He's alive! Phew! They had me going for a second there.
Anyways, Zodiac was way better than I thought It'd be. I'm usually not into all the space-y stuff, but I actually liked this book. It could've used a little more action, but eh, no book is perfect. I find that fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and maybe Shadow and Bone by Leigh B
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
The world in this book was brilliantly constructed but with the amount of info packed into this book and the disconnect I felt towards the characters this book fell flat for me. However after getting to speak with the author I am much more excited for the second book and what is to come for the characters and the development of the story.
Valentina Quiceno
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fue un viaje trepidante.
Tenía buenas -más no muchas- eso expectativas del libro.
No he sido mucho de distopías nunca. Realmente no es un tema que me apasione. Las distopías que me han gustado normalmente ha sido por el trasfondo que hay detrás de algunos personajes o situaciones que se encierran en esta misma, pero el hecho de que un universo, planeta, mundo se este acabando por X motivo no es algo que me mueva.
Al principio entré mucho en conflicto con la presentación que nos daban de a poco d
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another sci-fi book that has so much potential….

THAT 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 cle
Patry Fernandez
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: año-2016
Estoy entre un 3,75* y 4* (finalmente le di las 4*)

Reseña completa ->

«Las estrellas no mienten. Hay un motivo por el que has sido elegida. sumérgete en tu corazón y lo hallarás.»

El mundo que ha creado la autora me ha gustado bastante y como se desarrolla la historia también: con los viajes entre los distintos planetas, las casas y los personajes. No le doy mas puntuación porque la relación amorosa, o mas bien el triángulo amoroso no me lo he terminado
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
I actually quite enjoyed this book by the end, although I thought the writing was a tiny bit juvenile. I do plan to read the next book, so I'm hoping that bar gets raised just a tad.

There is a love triangle in this one that plays a significant role in the story, so if that's a trope that annoys you, obviously you should steer clear. It's not something that bothers me. I liked the personal growth the three characters experienced through their interactions with each other.
Carrie Mansfield
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4.5 stars

Okay, I generally make it a point to not review ARCs this far out in advance (yeah, this comes out in December, sorry peeps) but since I won it in a blog-giveaway and there was something about the cover that kept intriguing me about it, I decided to just go for it and read it now.

Wow. I was really surprised by this. In all the right ways.

I admit it: I thought this sounded a bit cheesy when I first read the summary so to my
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing


"You were born for this. I should have told you every day."

I bought this book without really planning to. One of my friends loved it so much and recommended it, and i was especially interested when she said that the main character's zodiac is Cancer. Seeing as I'm also a Cancer, I was excited to discover how much i would be able to relate to the main character, and also learn about the different zodiacs. In a nutshell, i love this book! I'm pretty sure Zodiac or its sequel will make it into my t
Tanja Voosen
Wenn ich einem Buch nur 1-Stern gebe, was die niedrigste Wertung ist, die man so im Internet findet – außer man enthält sich – dann kann man davon ausgehen, dass das Buch ziemlich schlecht ist, meiner Meinung nach versteht sich. Ich sehe oft genug, dass Leser Bücher lieben, die ich doof finde, also ist das immer so eine Sache. Ich habe auch lange überlegt, ob ich diesen Rant nun verfasse oder nicht, aber ich kann meine Gedanken gar nicht für mich behalten. Ich muss mir sozusagen Luft verschaffen ...more
Regina Foo
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Disclaimer: This copy of printed ARC is obtained from the publisher in exchange of my honest review.

This is definitely my most favourite book of 2014! Brilliantly written with its Science Fiction (space) and High Fantasy (innovative invention of the world based on Zodiac system) elements, Romina will blow your mind away with this book!

The world of Zodiac is set in a future era when humans live in 12 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy after the Earth
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Captivating, fast, well-written with characters that hold your attention and interest as soon as you start the book. The pacing of the story is great, almost as soon as you start wondering if there might be too much novelty about the worlds to figure out, something big and recognizable happens and the reader is swept up in the fast pace of events that are understandable and emotionally believable. I loved this book and could not put it down. I'm a big fan of classic space series and have a modes ...more
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I knew after finishing ZODIAC I would need a few days to figure out what I wanted to rate it and after thinking, discussing with friends, and discussing the book with the author, Romina Russell, I decided on a 4/5 star.

This book really transported me into a world I haven't read before. This world is big, and I can't wait to see what some of the other Houses look like in future books. Our main character Rho, felt like a weaker character to me for most of the book, but I enjoyed the growth I saw
Juan Vorágine
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-5-mayo
"Zodíaco" es un muy buen inicio de trilogía. Aunque el inicio del libro puede ser algo lento, tiene un ritmo bastante bueno y el mundo que crea la autora es exquisito. Tenemos las doce Casas del Zodíaco y las personas de cada Casa son de una forma u otra. Esta paz se verá truncada cuando comiencen los ataques a algunas Casas. Rho, nuestra protagonista y Guardiana de Cáncer, tendrá que demostrar una teoría que muchos no tardarán en desechar por su juventud, apelando a que son solo cuentos.

Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Son 4.5
¡Qué librazo! Me sorprendió muy, muy, muy gratamente. Mucho más elaborado de lo que esperaba y tiene muy buena pluma. Romina crea unas imágenes sumamente impactantes y bellas con las palabras.

Me gustó mucho, me alegra haberle dado una segunda oportunidad (lo tuve como un año abandonado, pobrecito), y mi corazón está roto en mil pedacitos pero cierro mi año de lecturas con broche de oro :D
Colleen Houck
I really love the premise of this book. Such a cool idea to incorporate the zodiac in outer space. I also think the idea of seeing the future through studying the stars is awesome. The heroine is plucky and you'll want to go with her on this journey. Also the two young men who accompany her are fun characters too. The villain is really interesting. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Macarena Yannelli
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Ya quiero poder hablar con ustedes y Romina sobre este libro #ZodiacoRavenclub
Erin Arkin
Zodiac by Romina Russell was a solid four stars for me. I found it full of action and the space travel and science fiction aspect only added to the story. I won't be saying a ton about the details of this book only because I don't want to give anything away - apologies but I don't want to spoil it!

Russell built the structure of the space system and the planets so that it was easy to create a picture in my mind of the world these characters live in. I loved the space travel and the differences be
Mariel Zani Begoña
First read: July 2015
Primera lectura: Julio 2015

Re-reads: April 2016
Relecturas: Abril 2016

It's not THE perfect book but I fell in love with this world. I need the 2nd one right now!!!


Rhoma Grace es una adolescente de 16 años que lleva una vida normal en su planeta natal. Asiste a sus clases de lectura de las estrellas con sus amigos y tiene una banda de rock. Un día, durante su examen final nuestra protagonista ve un extraño presagio en las estrellas: algun
Julie Salinas
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: firsttoread
Very inventive use of the zodiac constellations we've grown up with by taking the physical characteristics and personality of the zodiac signs and weaving them into a sci-fi YA novel. You can't help but feel for Rho, who sees a threat no one else can see in the stars. To elders she is young and inexperienced. She is constantly asked to make choices that are against her strong Cancerian nature. This is the start of a series and we are left with questions of who Rho will end up with, where she wil ...more
Nadhira Satria
Dec 10, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-i-own
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May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
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Rhoma Grace is a 16 year old girl from House Cancer, one of the 12 Zodiac Houses in the galaxy. When an attack on House Cancer causes their moons to collide and their House Guardian to die, Rho is surprised when she is named the new Guardian. By reading the stars, Rho discovers an bad omen in the solar system, the banished 13th house of the Zodiac is attacking the remaining houses. No o
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Romina Russell (aka Romina Garber) is a Los Angeles based author who originally hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a teen, Romina landed her first writing gig—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. When she’s not working on ZODIAC, Romina can be found producing movie trailers, taking ...more

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