Zodiac Series Rereadathon & Giveaway

Have you heard of this Series before, the Zodiac books by Romina Russell?  I had not before I was invited to join this awesome Rereadathon.  Today I am going to share quickly the first book in the Series and a few crafty projects I have in mind to do while I jump in on this Astrological Adventure.  Grab some paint, a glue gun and a tall coffee and follow along with me.

About the Book

Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

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?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

This book has me up over the moon, I have been reading so many picture books and History books lately I have forgotten about reading a little adventure for just Mom.  I have always been so fascinated with space, the stars and the signs.  My Dad was a Navigator on a huge Navy ship back in WWII.  Always consulting the stars and a star map before each journey out.  He passed his love for the night sky down to me.  I normally do not consider myself a lover of Science fiction.  But, the Author created such a vivid scene from the get go.  I could see myself gliding out in the deep galactic blue on my own Strider.  And then of course all "deep space" broke loose within the first few pages.... I was hooked and now I can't seem to put the book down and my Family is wondering if I will ever make dinner again. :O  I don't want to spoil the book for you, but it has a little bit of everything, Suspense, a little Love, a character to Loathe and a whole lot of Action.... you better make sure the edge of your seat is comfy. ;)  

I might not be making dinner, but I did start a Pinterest Board for all kinds of goodies to make in Celebration of this Rereadathon.  And we even started a Space Unit Study with Kaden, if you are interest in that tap Here.  I created a nice little Ocean Zen garden inspired by the main Character, Rho's Cancerian planet.  I just added some ocean blue stones and some sea glass from Northern CA in a tin filled with Beach sand from TX.  Found these Cancerian Blue starfish at a craft store....made me think of Rho's Mother's eyes.

Meet the Author...... Romina Russell 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 the ZODIAC series, Romina can be found producing movie trailers, taking photographs, or daydreaming about buying a new drum set. She is a Virgo to the core.

a Rafflecopter 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. 
I want to shout out to the Penguin Teen Team and say Thank You for hosting this Blog Tour! Stay tuned for news on the Wander Star tour coming Next!

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 – Wandering Bark Books – Spotlight
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 14Novel Novice – Styled By Books
July 14The Blonde Bookworm
July 15The Book’s Buzz – Zodiac & Galaxy Nail Art
Twitter Chat: July 16th @ 8PM EST Hosted by Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

1 comment:

  1. I'd heard of the series, seen the books on social media, etc, but it wasn't until this tour that I actually realized that there was a space theme to them. Now I'm interested! Thanks for hosting. :)