I’ve won an ARC! Yahooo! ♥

Remember when I put up a Waiting on Wednesday post about the book Zodiac by Romina Russell? I’ve joined a giveaway on Facebook by Book People and really wishing I could win since I don’t consider myself lucky in any way when it comes to raffles, giveaways and the like. So just today, I decided to check Book People’s page as they announced that they have already picked the winners for the giveaway and it will be posted on their Facebook page’s wall. It’s like an answered prayer. Ha! Ha!


Oh. My. God. This is first in my reading history that I’ve won something! I can’t contain my happiness that I feel the need to post this here and all my social networking site accounts. A friend even doubted if the giveaway is legit since it’s asking for a credit card information for the shipping fee as I’m living outside of US. I have this feeling that this is something legit though. I’m so excited! For now, I’m still waiting for the reply with a message I sent them asking how much would the shipping cost be.


This also warms my heart. Aww! Romina Russell personally replied to my WOW tweet.

She even favorited and retweeted it. ♥

Authors hardly do this, especially is they’re too busy with up coming books, tour and stuff so I really think she deserves this post. More power to her and I’m really looking forward in reading Zodiac and posting a book review. 😀


Waiting on Wednesday #16

I was sorting my want-to-read books on Goodreads when I stumbled upon this book. Intriguing. Intriguing. I actually haven’t seen or heard anything like it since most of the YA books nowadays either involve vampires, witches and the like so this is definitely something new.

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.


Expected publication would be on the 9th of December 2014 by Razorbill. It would have 368 pages on hardcover and look at that beautiful book cover. I just love it. Seriously, a book that’s based on the Zodiac Signs? I really think that set this apart from your usual Sci-Fi and fantasy books. To be honest, I usually check my daily horoscope so I’m really excited about this. Not for being superstitious or something, but I do it just for fun. The summary projects a strong world and characters. I bet this would be an action-packed and really interesting read.

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