Author: Sara Lunardi
Author Blog/Website: http://www.saralunardi.com/
Publication Date: October 10, 2013
Summary: "Have you ever wondered what the signs of the zodiac really are, and why they have influence on all human beings?" Alex asked us out of the blue. Was he kidding? What did this question have to do with our situation?
On the night of 13th June 2035, during an exceptional shower of shooting stars seen all over the world, mysterious signs representing zodiac constellations appear on the shoulders of Izie De Rossi and her twin brother Sam. From that night on, their lives will never be the same.
A cruel countdown begins, leading them to fight for the survival of the entire human race alongside extraordinary creatures of the zodiac, endowed with supernatural powers, the Guardians. How is it possible? Izie is just an ordinary girl and she wants nothing to do with supernatural things.
In the midst of all the dangers and sacrifices forced upon her by her mission, Izie meets the handsome and mysterious Riley. She feels immediately drawn to him in a shocking and overwhelming way... but things are not always as they seem. He hides terrible secrets from her. Will she have the strength to carry out the mission? But at what price? (Source of Summary and Book Cover: Goodreads)
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 2 stars
Review: I’m so-so about this book. It has a unique concept – the zodiac idea really drew me to this book, but it didn’t really deliver. First of all the book started out challenging because we are introduced to a lot of characters and there are several different locations making it difficult to keep track. I also think the Guardian idea, the connection to the zodiac and the powers should have been better explained.
Once I got through the first part of the book, the plot started to move at an OK pace. The insta-love romance was annoying, and didn’t work for me. Also there were some connections between characters that didn’t feel realistic. Towards the end of the book, the action picks up and started to really hold my interest.
So, my final judgment on this one is that it has the potential to be a good book, but needs editing and adjusting to get there.
Generally, I don’t dock stars for grammatical errors, however this book feels like it was thrown into Google Translate and never looked over. There were a lot of sentences with misplaced prepositions and words that really didn’t make sense in the context that they were used. It made the book somewhat difficult to read.