Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Readathon and Giveaway: Zodiac Series by Romina Russell

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's hump day! It's also my birthday, which is fun. Today I'm featuring the Zodiac series by Romina Russell, a YA sci-fi quartet that I've enjoyed so far. I'm beyond exited about Thirteen Rising and I hope it will be an amazing conclusion. If you haven't read the Zodiac books yet, you should get on that! There is a readathon happening, and right now we're rereading Zodiac. Check it out!

About Zodiac:

Zodiac by Romina Russell
Book One of the Zodiac series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: December 9, 2014

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 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?

The Series:

(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads!)

My Reviews:

My Science in Fiction Posts:

My Zodiac Interview with Romina Russell:

My Zodiac Post about Cancer:

My Taurus Mood Board:

Bonus! Did you know that the original cover of Zodiac looked like this?

(Soooooooo gorgeous! I really wish I had a copy with this cover!)

Follow the Author:

The Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win either one (1) grand prize set of Romina Russell’s Zodiac Series in paperback, including Zodiac, Wandering Star, and Black Moon (32.97) or to be one (1) of five (5) second place winners to receive a copy of Zodiac by Romina Russell (ARV: $10.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on June 26th, 2017 and 12:00 AM on July 17, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about July 21, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Follow the Tour:

Week One
June 26 – Paper Trail YA – Spotlight
June 26 – Live Love Read – Spotlight & Zodiac Magnets
June 26 – Novel Knight – Spotlight
June 27 – The Book Lounge
June 28 – YA and Wine – Review & Wine
June 29 – Life Within The Pages – Review
June 29 – In Wonderland – Book Look
June 30 – The Book Talk – Spotlight
June 30 – The Heart of a Book Blogger – Mood Board

Week Two
July 3 – Picture Books to YA – Review & Zodiac Decor
July 4 – The Hardcover Lover
July 4 – Wandering Bark Books – Spotlight
July 5 – The Eater of Books! - Mood Board
July 5 – Teacher of YA
July 6 – The Hermit Librarian – Review & Zodiac Playlist
July 6 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Book Look
July 7 – Mundie Moms
July 8 – Quirky and Peculiar – Spotlight

Week Three
July 10 – A Perfection Called Books – Cancer Mood Board
July 10 – The Biblio Life – Spotlight
July 10 – The Book Vortex – Spotlight
July 11 – Fly Leaf Chronicles – Review
July 11 – The Book Nut – Reading Habits By Your Zodiac
July 12 – Resch Reads and Reviews – Zodiac Inspired Makeup Look
July 13 – Four Violet
July 13 – Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Zodiac Inspired Snacks
July 14 – Novel Novice – Styled By Books
July 14 – The Blonde Bookworm
July 15 – The Book’s Buzz – Zodiac & Galaxy Nail Art

Be sure to participate in the Twitter chat on July 16th at 8PM EST, hosted by Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway, I've wanted to read this series for a while, but haven't been able to buy it yet, I love the covers <3
    Happy Birthday :D I wish you a great day ^^

  2. As I was packing my books yesterday, I came across my ARC of Zodiac, and was thinking how I should read it soon. My daughter loves the series, and I keep meaning to start it. This could be the perfect time.

  3. I so love the covers and the original is so pretty too! Thanks for the mood board--I enjoyed the photos. I haven't read this series and now i have to or miss out!

  4. Ahh happy birthday!! And thanks for sharing about this :D Awesome post!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  5. Love the Taurus Mood Board picture. I like both cover versions of the first book.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I don't think I know this series.

    Happy Birthday!


  7. Happy Birthday! Here's hoping you have the most fabulous day ever!
    Your Taurus mood board is gorgeous! Especially the green dress on the left hand side, so pretty!

  8. Happy Birthday! Zodiac looks like a cool series, I've been meaning to read it for a while

  9. Mine is up today!! Happy birthday - I didn't know!!

  10. "Excited to read the Zodiac books?" Yes! That would be excellent!

  11. Happy birthday! I have been following the Zodiac series some, but have yet to read the, Would love to though!

  12. OMG HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALYSSA!! That's so awesome! I hope you've had an amazing day!

    I've been wanting to read this series for a long time but have yet to pick up the first book. I seriously need to! Not only do I love the covers and concept, but I've heard such positive things about them! Thanks for sharing!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

  13. Neat mood board! The series looks pretty fun. I've seen it before, but never really knew what it was about But the tour has me really excited about it. Thanks for hosting!

  14. This series is blessed with beautiful cover art and your mood board is also gorgeous. That alone makes me want to read them!

    Happy belated birthday, Alyssa! I hope you had a wonderful day. :)

  15. Such an awesome promo post sweetie :D I love that you enjoyed these books a bunch. <3 They are so pretty. I'm curious about them :) Once again, happy belated birthday ;)

  16. Sounds like a great series. I loved the mood board. Thanks.

  17. I love your mood board!! This series sounds good I will need to check it out.

  18. This seems like such a fun & unique series!


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