Hello, readers! How are your Holidays going? I wish you a Merry Christmas!! (if you’re celebrating it). I’m having an amazing time, especially cause since I’m on holidays I have spare time to do so many things, even reading a lot! I bought this book on the Book Fair of Buenos Aires at the beginning of the year and haven’t read it until last week. I even lend it to my best friend and she read it before me. She was the one convincing me to read it…I had no other choice.
I met Romina at the Book Fair and it was a surprise to know she’s an Argentinian living in the USA and writing in English. She’s nice and funny to be around. I don’t know, meeting her made me start this book with different eyes, more positive ones.
I think is a pretty interesting story. A universe divided into 12 Houses, each representing a Zodiac sign with their own planet, personalities, and strengths. Our main character is Rhoma Grace, a cancer girl who would do anything for her family and friends. She’ll find out maybe there’s a 13° House that’ll cause some trouble to the order of the universe. At the beginning is a bit complicated to remember every aspect of each of the 12 Houses but the author gives us many examples throughout the book and differentiates all of them enough to make it easier for us to understand. Something I want to highlight is that I don’t normally like stories in the Space but I had no problem with this one.
Now, let’s talk about what I didn’t like. At first, it goes so fast you don’t get to swallow what happened that there’s already something else going on. Another thing I didn’t like was the romance on the book. There’s a weird love triangle and Rhoma get’s “completely” in love with two guys at first sight. One thing is that the man is beautiful and you want to take him to your bed…the other -very different- is that you fall in love with them. It’s a strong word and it made it look forced. I think one way or the other this would’ve happened because they’re two lovable characters in their own particular ways but forcing it like that made the opposite effect.
Although there aren’t big plot twists, is an enjoyable reading. After the first few chapters that go really fast, the story becomes entertaining and easy-reading. I think for those of you that are interested in the Zodiac this is the perfect book as well as for readers that like space, odd futures and YA (young adult).
Have you read this book? What did you think? This time I tried and made the review shorter than usual because I noticed long reviews don’t have the participation expected. Do you prefer short or long reviews? Did you think this review was too short?
Thank you for reading. I’ll be waiting for your comments! Read you next Sunday!
[I read the book in Spanish and I’m making the translations myself so they might not be the same as in the original book]
“Despite everything the Universe takes from me, it can’t take away what I have in my head and my heart.”
“-If we can complain is because we’re still alive, milady. -His lips frowned in a twisted smile.- It’s something.”
“And ina Universe of people that spend their today’s looking for tomorrows, hope is the most powerful weapon you can have.”
“And I’ve realized it’s always hard to make a change, whether you start it from a position of power or from the bottom.”