Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy
Series: Zodiac, book 2
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Favorite Quotes: “Our choices define us: The stars may set us on a given path, but it is we who must decide whether we take it.”
“Should we let things we have no control over determine our destiny? Or…do we deserve a choice?”
After a crushing loss and her title as Guardian taken away, Rho’s confidence has plunged as fathomless as the depths of space. Though she’s been thoroughly disgraced and humiliated, a small part of her still longs for revenge. But with the emergence of the Marad’s unseen army, the threat of attacks more unknown but imminent, and Ophiuchus still somewhere out there, Rho begins to question who the real enemy is – and what her actual place is among the stars.
Not as good as the first book but still highly entertaining and shocking. I am still in awe of this beautiful world Romina Russell has crafted. The story gets a lot deeper and dangerous in interestingly cool ways – amplifying the themes of choice and equality. And, like Rho, readers will struggle with what is the best course of action to take and who to trust.
There were two moments (discoveries) I wasn’t prepared for but should have seen coming. I like that Russell uses snow globes as a way to record and store memories – it just seems so quaint and special for something so meaningful as memories.
I really like where this series is heading and I’m so excited to read Black Moon in the near future. This series just keeps getting better and better.