Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *76*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:

Zodiac by Romina Russell
Expected Publication: December 9th by Razorbill

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. 
I cannot even begin to explain to you all how much this book appeals to me.  I only discovered it a couple of weeks ago but I have been thinking about it a lot since then.  Sci-fi meets fantasy is already more or less of a win-win for me, but having that mix within this zodiac galaxy?! OMG guys, I need this book in my life!  It sounds so cool that the galaxy would be divided up by personality like that.  The reach of this plotline honestly gets me and the astrology twist added in to that sounds brilliant!  I'm also really digging the sound of this new young guardian of the galaxy up against and an age old threat out for revenge  I can't even right now...December where are you?

What do you think about Zodiac?
Let me know in the comments below & don't forget to link up!

7 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting, I love books that mix in things about astrology and zodiac signs, also kinda random this reminds me of Green Lantern, guardian of the galaxy and all. =)

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  2. It's like an expanded faction determined society a-la Divergent? But I love Divergent so I really like the sound of this one. I hope the world-building won't be so overwhelming.

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  3. Ooo I'd forgotten about this one!! EXCITING :)
    Great pick and thanks for sharing!

    Mily
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  4. Really awesome pick. This one intrigues me.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  5. My goodness! I haven't seen this one before, but it sounds fantastic. I'm interested to see what directions it takes with that concept. I look forward to your thoughts when you get to read it in December :D I hope you are having a blast at BEA! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  6. My gosh, ever since I saw this book on Edelweiss, I've been pining for it! Too afraid to request though since I've been been approved. I've only ever read one book about the Zodiac (The 13th sign) which is more of an MG book than this one, but I love the premise of this book! Great pick!

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