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Book 3 in the breathtaking sci-fi space saga inspired by astrology that will stun fans of the Illuminae Files and Starbound series. One final secret stands between Rho and the enemy. But will the devastating truth be enough to destroy her first?Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysteriouBook 3 in the breathtaking sci-fi space saga inspired by astrology that will stun fans of the Illuminae Files and Starbound series. One final secret stands between Rho and the enemy. But will the devastating truth be enough to destroy her first?Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysterious terrorist group bent on destroying balance in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now, the Marad has disappeared without a trace, and an uneasy peace has been declared in the Zodiac Galaxy. But Rho is suspicious. She believes the Master is still out there in some other form. And looming over all are the eerie visions of her mother, who died many years ago, but is now appearing to Rho in the stars. When news of a stylish new political party supported by her best friend, Nishi, sends Rho on another journey across the galaxy, she uses it as an opportunity to hunt the hidden master and seek out information about her mother. And what she uncovers sheds light on the truth--but casts darkness upon the entire Zodiac world....

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Black Moon Reviews

  • Alyssa
    2019-02-08 21:10

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Black Moon by Romina RussellBook Three of the Zodiac seriesPublisher: RazorbillPublication Date: December 6, 2016Rating: 4 starsSource: Review copy sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):One final secret stands between Rho and the enemy. But will the devastating truth be enough to destroy her first?Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysterious terrorist group bent on destroying balance in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now, the Marad has disappeared without a trace, and an uneasy peace has been declared in the Zodiac Galaxy. But Rho is suspicious. She believes the Master is still out there in some other form. And looming over all are the eerie visions of her mother, who died many years ago, but is now appearing to Rho in the stars. When news of a stylish new political party supported by her best friend, Nishi, sends Rho on another journey across the galaxy, she uses it as an opportunity to hunt the hidden master and seek out information about her mother. And what she uncovers sheds light on the truth--but casts darkness upon the entire Zodiac world.What I Liked:People often question why some readers continue to read a series that they are not totally enjoying. Why waste your time? What's the point? Well, folks, THIS novel is why I keep reading a series that I might not completely enjoy. I liked Zodiac but was a little disappointed by Wandering Star, but I enjoyed Black Moon a lot. THIS is why I keep reading - because I hope that the series will get better, and how else would I know but to keep reading? In this third novel, Rho and her friends are trying to navigate in the minefields of politics while also trying to discover the truth about the master and the Marad. Bouncing from House to House, Rho doesn't know who to trust. Her friend Nishi invites her to House Aquarius to support the Tomorrow Party, a new group that has emerged with grand plans of a House-less planet not under the jurisdiction of the Plenum. It seems like fate, since Rho has Seen her mother as an Aquarius. But everything is not as it seems on the Aquarius planet, and the truth will shock everyone. The thing I liked probably the most about this book is Rho's character development. FINALLY I feel like I am completely on her side. She grows so much in this book, more than she did in Zodiac and Wandering Star combined (in my opinion). She is always riddled with guilt over lives lost and taken, how much she's sacrificed and how many people she has hurt. But she is learning to take the hurt and move forward, rather than wallow and shut down. Rho has to be more and more of a politician in this book, and I think she handles the constant secrets, truths, scheming, and double-crossing well.Another thing about Rho that I was totally on board with... she finally sorts out her feelings. It's obvious to us readers that she knew all along, but I like how Rho comes to those conclusions. The beginning of the book seems like two steps backwards, but about halfway through, Rho is very definitive and assertive, and clears the air with both boys.I hate love triangles, and 90% of why I felt disappointed by Wandering Star was because of the resurfacing of the love triangle (surprise! Mathias isn't dead, at the end of Wandering Star). But even though I hate the love triangle in the previous book, I think the author did a REALLY good job of making it disappear, in this book. I will say that both boys are alive (i.e. the author didn't do the cliche kill-one-of-the-boys-to-resolve-the-love-triangle). But the way the author removes the love triangle is really well written, in my opinion. And for me to say that... well, you all know that I abhor love triangles. This book wouldn't have gotten more than three stars, if I thought the love triangle was something more in this book. I LOVE that it disappears.To avoid spoilers, I won't say much specifically about the romance, but I loved the romance and the direction that the author took it. Good for Rho, for sorting everything out, and NOT stringing along anyone (too much) in the process. She is intimate with one guy throughout all three books, and it is wonderful to see that she knows her mind and sticks with it, and separates past feelings for the other boy. I loved the romance, and I'm very happy with it.I love how political this book was! There is a lot of politics, and Rho is much more than a figurehead leader. She goes to Aquarius to join the Tomorrow Party, but she recognizes that things aren't as they seem. Rho uses her influence and her skills wisely. She doesn't trust anyone, and is always looking for ways out. She's smart, and it's good in politics.This book has a lot of parallels with events of the world today. House Cancer was practically destroyed, and the other Houses are wary of the refugees, because the Marad (think terrorists) are among the refugees of the destroyed Houses (besides Cancer). Sound familiar? How about what is happening in the Middle East, and the reputation of the refugees, how countries won't accept them? I like that Russell "went there". One of the reasons why I stuck with this series, despite hating the love triangle in Wandering Star, is because I love science fiction books, especially novels set in space. Russell does a great job with the world-building of this series, and she has created a unique world and setting. This is science fiction with some elements that almost seem magical, and I love it.So many revelations in this book! There is no way that this could be the end of the series. I am really looking forward to reading Thirteen Rising. What I Did Not Like:I'd mention the love triangle, because while it does disappear about halfway through this book, it's there in the beginning. I like that Rho is definitive in this book, but obviously I wish she had been from the start. I hate love triangles, and while I liked this book a lot, I will warn you that this series (at least, Wandering Star) does have a love triangle (though it's pretty much confined to Wandering Star, and it's not too bad - she's only touchy-feely with one guy). Would I Recommend It:I highly recommend this series if you like space-related science fiction novels in YA! However, I can't recommend this series if you hate love triangles. I don't regret reading this series up until this point, but part of me wishes I had waited to possibly binge-read the books. I might have been more "okay" with the love triangle. At this point (with only one more book to go, and the love triangle being completely resolved by the midpoint of this book), anyone who hates love triangles (like me) is sort of safe to binge-read the series. Rating:4 stars. Of the three books published so far, I think this one is my favorite. I'm most impressed with Rho's character growth (you go, girl!), but I also love the developments in the romance, and the plot twists that lead right up to the cliffhanger ending. Bring on Thirteen Rising!THE COVERRRRRRRRRRRRR, HOW I LOVE IT SO!I didn't enjoy Wandering Star as much as I'd hoped, but I am looking forward to reading this book!

  • Reyna~I've gotta be on my own~
    2019-02-14 23:47

    THERE IS A TITLE I REPEAT THERE IS A TITLE WHAT COULD THAT MEAN OMG THIS SERIES IS SO GOOD WE HAVE TWO MORE BOOKS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUPDATEOh my. The cover is here. It is everything I could have hoped for. I'm going to go cry as I wait for this book because WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL DECEMBER!!!!

  • Juan Manuel Sarmiento
    2019-02-20 02:52

    Me empiezan a cansar esas trilogías que las estiran para ser tetralogías

  • Claudia Verónica
    2019-02-21 00:10

    A villain is only a villain from the hero's point of view. There is no universal right or wrong because there can be no universal judge. Existence is too complicated and naunced for such simplicity. And that is why the bad must exist alongside the good... because to eradicate one is to eradicate bothA diferencia de los otros dos libros, en Black Moon vemos menos acción, lo cual no es para nada malo. Es un libro más político y estratégico pero no por eso lo amé menos que los otros dos. Los nuevos mundos que visitamos en este son simplemente maravillosos, no me voy a cansar de decir lo increíble que es el mundo que creó Romina.Encontré varias respuestas que venían de las entregas anteriores y estoy satisfechas con ellas. Y bueno, Hysan cinnamon roll. Ya desde las primeras páginas del libro me di cuenta lo mucho que lo extrañaba y ver que pasaban los cspítulos y sólo lo mencionaban me desesperaba un poco.Ah, y ese final!!! POR QUÉ TERMINA ASI!!!??? La espera para Thirteen Rising va a ser muy pero muy larga...

  • Kathleen
    2019-02-02 19:04

    I just can't convey enough how much I love this series! The world is so complex and vast and interesting. The plot just keeps getting bigger and the characters are developing beautifully! I love this series and I can't wait to go on and read the final book and find out how it all ends.

  • Andrew Jason
    2019-01-29 19:41


  • Rachel(APCB Reviews)
    2019-01-22 00:04

    It seems like only yesterday I was turning the pages of Zodiac, book one in the Zodiac quartet. Yet here I am attempting to review the third installment. Black Moon is without a doubt my favorite book in the series, and here's just a snippet of what you can expect: action, kissing, a royal ball, magical creatures, suspense, betrayal, and deception. What more could I ask for??What I love about the Zodiac series is that each book expands, deepens, and complicates the plot of the series. Each new development really heightens the urgency and makes the readers invest in the story that much more. Black Moon takes place two months after the end of the last book as Rho takes on her new status as Wandering Star and investigates the Marad terrorist group and other potential threats to the Houses.I love the extensive culture and worlds that Romina crafts from the twelve Zodiac Houses. It's fascinating to hear about their different gadgets and technology, their values, culture, and how they go about their everyday lives. We visit three new Houses in this book, and I like how this book really devotes time to explore these Houses and the characteristics of their worlds. Romina creates some amazing elements in the different Houses and some of my favorite scenes are just her descriptions of the diverse and fascinating settings. Her world-building has always been a strong suit and she really let her imagination run wild in this installment. I was also relieved by the lack of information dump in this book. Sci-fi novels tend to be very complex by nature as the setting is greatly expanded to an entire galaxy with lots of advanced technology and such, but Romina found the perfect balance.Rho has definitely changed from the innocent and naive protagonist that she was at the beginning of Zodiac. I like that Rho really asserts herself in every situation and is growing into the leader she was meant to be. She trusts her instincts more and she's less afraid to listen to them. I felt like this book moved at a much quicker pace because of Rho's maturity and decisiveness. Rho's romantic entanglements also straighten up in this book which I greatly enjoyed!! The romance and swoons are spot on. :)Black Moon also captures space politics in an interesting way. A new political party, The Tomorrow Party, has formed and I liked seeing the workings of the politics. Although this novel takes place in a setting so unfamiliar to us, Romina still chose to address issues we face in our lives.Romina's superb writing has consistently gotten better as she writes more books. I thought the pacing and flow of this book was the best of all three. Her plotting was stellar as well as we see all the details from the previous books and Black Moon building up towards something even greater to come in the final book. It'll be a painful wait but definitely worth it. Overall if you've read any of the Zodiac books I highly recommend you continue the series as each subsequent book gets better! If you haven't started the series and would like a sci-fi adventure novel then this is the series for you.

  • Elena-Loredana
    2019-02-09 03:03

    The original review can be found at The Book Portal.4.5/5 stars.Awesome world building! The images pictured by the author are amazing! This book has it all. Character development. Big reveals. Or should I say HUGE! :)) Ok. Ok. I am gonna stop the jokes. We finally get some answers regarding the Zodiac's origin. Now we finally know what happened with the thirteenth house. The big bad villain if finally revealed. And I am glad that some of my brain-storming theories were right. YEY!Unfortunately, we have some deaths and betrayals. Good part is that we also have some alive and coming back to life characters too. Hint-Hint! There are twists and turns in this book... Man! I literary throw my iPad aside screaming "What!?!"That ending thou! Clap-Clap! How could you, Romina? How could you?!! Now I have to wait... let me see... until August. Well, it is better than December. I love that the author brings into question a lot of the ethical problems we go through in real life. And the characters' response to them reflect the ones you, me, your friend, or a person X will give. It makes you think. You learn to see from a different perspective. The author does not present only the good option. She also offers the bad one. And... It feels more realistic that way. Opinions were not forced on me. That, dear reader, is what I love in a book.(view spoiler)[I want to say that the ending is impossible to be true because we still have narration post facto. Sooo... You who read this book get what I mean. I am glad to see our character struggling to accept their heritage, who they really are, and what they want. I am talking about Rho, Mathias, Hysan, Rho's brother, Nishi. I wished there was more of Hysan in this book.The master is revealed! And, why he has to be from my people? :))The Zodiac gets more united!We have a great prophecy about the Zodiac!We get to see Aquarius, Scorpion, and Pisces! Even though I loved reading about it, the book spends too much time on Aquarius than I expected. I thought there is going to be more action on Pisces considering the pandemic issue.(hide spoiler)]One last note, this is a slow-ish paced book. Make sure you are in a mood for it.This is my sole opinion. ^_^Also, feel free to check out my other two reviews on book one and two, Zodiac andWandering Star.

  • Kamalia
    2019-02-09 19:00

    3.5 stars. Perhaps i read this at the wrong time, but unfortunately i was disappointed with Black Moon. The pace felt really slow, and i felt like nothing much had really happened. I was also disappointed with the development of most of the characters. Some of them had changed, and not in a way that seemed consistent with their development from the first two books. Basically i felt like I didn't know some of the characters anymore. Could it be because it's been nearly a year since i read Wandering Star and i forgot a lot of detail? Perhaps. But still, i was not impressed with the plot nor the characters, and unfortunately even the romance and the writing couldn't save it for me in this one. Some of the dialogue had seemed...awkward? Too formal? I don't know, maybe it's just me. I lost interest so many times and sort of just blanked out while reading. I loved Zodiac(4.5 stars) and i thought Wandering Star was a decent sequel, but i expected a bit more from Black Moon. I really really wanted to love this book but it felt a bit like a filler book to be honest. I'll still read the final book, and i hope it'll save this series for me.

  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    2019-02-12 21:58

    Gah I don't know why I thought this was the end of the series! But as I read I knew there had be another book coming. It was really good but not my favorite of the series. Also there's one thing that made me rate this a 4 instead of a 5 but I can't say because it's spoilery. But I do really want to see how the series ends so I will be reading book 4.

  • Esteban Parra
    2019-02-19 02:43

    Romina Russell la saca del estadio una vez más con la construcción de su universo, pero para mi pesar, eso fue lo único que logró retenerme y hacerme emocionar con Luna negra. El conocer a Rho y las transiciones que atraviesa debido a todas las situaciones que pasan en el Zodíaco, es muy importante de cara a su papel como Estrella Errante, pero no pude conectarme con el sentimentalismo que la permeaba constantemente y que me hizo pensar que estaba con algo muy diferente a lo que venía leyendo con el resto de la saga. Sentí que nuestra heroína no crecía, no pasaba nada con ella, lo cual me resultó muy frustrante.Algunos de los hechos que tenían lugar no se me hicieron convincentes o no tenían el desarrollo que esperaba. Me hizo falta fuerza en muchos tópicos de la historia y me sobró información en otros. No sé, quizá leí el libro en un mal momento. No lo sé.Confirmo a Nishi como mi personaje favorito de la serie, y espero poder hacer match con el último tomo de Zodíaco.

  • Ilsen Leon
    2019-02-08 22:59

    4.5 stars!!!I know it seems I didn't like it because it took me a month but I loved it!HOLY FUCKING SHIT! That ending!! THAT FREAKING CLIFFHANGER ENDING! I'm shook. I'm actually shook. I'm also glad the love triangle thing worked out because now we don't have to worry about who would be with who and focus on the drama. I love Hysan. I really do. The beginning of the book felt weird without him. But I did love Mathias as well. But Hysan and Rho forever!!I love the relationship between Nishi and Rho! They are my favorite. I do wish we gotten into more of her grief process of Deke. I was really curious about that! I did not expect the master to be revealed in this book!! I thought the master would be revealed in the next book! But I really want to see how he pulled that off and what happened to Rho's mom!OMG WHEN STANTON WAS KILLED, I WAS LIKE STOP PLEASE RHO HAS HAD ENOUGH! That poor girl. She only has her mom that she just eventually got back. She doesn't fully trust her but I still enjoyed the scene where she explained where she was and why she was treated that way. By the way, can anyone tell me what Rho's mom did to her mom? Did she kill her or punch her or stab her? Like I don't know what she did. That part was the only thing that kept me confused.And the writing was great. I would love to get a physical copy so I could annotate all the beautiful quotes I need in my life.More people need to read this. Seriously read it! I CANNOT WAIT FOR AUGUST!Finished Sept. 13I'm probably going to edit this review later but what else can I say other than read this book because it's freaking fantastic! Just read it. Do it.

  • Rian *fire and blood*
    2019-01-24 19:01

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME WITH THAT ENDING?! ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ME TO THROW A BOOK? BECAUSE THATS HOW YOU END UP THROWING BOOKS. Otherwise this was a delightful read, amazing world building, great tension, 0/10 will *love* that ending, 10/10 might consider throwing the book. Seriously, I loved this one. Especially since the cover is gorgeous and doesn't look like poop. Yes, I, Rian, am a cover whore. I'm so glad I picked this series up on a whim 2 years ago and am so proud to work at a bookstore where I can sell it. But still Romina, are you trying to pull a Pierce Brown? Ruuuuuude. #goldensonwillfuckyouup

  • JosueCimarrron
    2019-01-26 00:11

    Me duele ponerle 3 estrellas 😞

  • Mariel Zani Begoña
    2019-01-28 21:44

    Reseña originalmente posteada en: AÑOQUEVIENEEsto más que una reseña es una breve opinión de lo que me pareció el libro en términos muuuuy generales (si ya lo leyeron mandenme directs y fangirleamos!), así que lean tranquilos que no hay spoilers de ninguno de los libros de la saga! Bueno, qué puedo decirles de Luna Negra?. Primero, lo más importante: hacía rato que no fangirleaba TANTO pero TANTO con un libro. El mundo que Romina creó se complejiza y expande cada vez más. El argumento, que en la primera entrega de la saga pareciera más bien tratarse sobre una lucha entre el bien y el mal, evoluciona a pasos agigantados con cada libro. Esta es la novela más fuertemente política en lo que va de la saga y eso sin dejar el romance y las descripciones que nos quitan el aliento de lado. No sé que más decir sin spoilear. LEAN LEAN LEAN LA SAGA. Y acompañénme en una vuelta por este universo que espero los enamore tanto como a mí~~~Calificación: 4 Marusitas 🌟🌟🌟🌟Gracias @delnuevoextremo por el ejemplar y la buena onda de siempre 💜

  • Erin
    2019-02-12 03:07

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.I felt lukewarm about the first two books but Black Moon seemed to improve in terms of interesting storylines and keeping readers guessing on the reveal of the master. I always like a book that makes you wonder about a reveal until it happens. I was impressed by who it ended up being since I thought I had it all figured out by the half way point of the story but I didn't see it coming on who it actually ended up being. I do feel like the ending was a bit rushed with the reveal but I am assuming that more will be explained in the final book. Overall, I still feel like series has lacked in some areas but I do want to read the conclusion just to see how everything turns out.

  • Regina Foo (Queen of Bibliophile)
    2019-02-09 22:05

    I read this book during the time when I'm actually on hiatus for my book-related stuff, including reading, book blogging and actively talking about books on social media. I was so excited when my office's administrative staff passed the package to me with this pretty book in it.I've always love the Zodiac series. The world building is so extensive and complex, the characters are enthralling and the story is simply soul-gripping.In Black Moon, we're introduced to another three houses, i.e. Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces. I really admire the amazing creativity and imagination of Romina in the world building. It's not only one but 12 houses/planets! There's a big contrast between House Scorpio and House Aquarius. House Scorpio features advance technology (sci-fi) whereas in House Aquarius, it's like a fairy tale land (fantasy). The one thing I love in each of the houses:House Scorpio - very advanced filtering system in Planet Sconcion which splits H2O to oxygen for breathing and hydrogen for fuel. We need this technology in order to move into space!House Aquarius - Of course it's the closet archiver! Isn't it a dream gadget for all ladies?House Pisces - This could be the only one house with real books and shelves but on top of that, they have Pegazi!I was awestruck by the ending and honestly speaking, I started to get annoyed to read books in series. Too bad I have to wait until August 29th this year for the final installment of the series.This review is originally posted on my blog:

  • Krista Dison
    2019-02-03 23:05

    Romina does it again! Black Moon did not disappoint. I'm still sitting here after reading feeling as though I've taken some Abyssthe myself. I'm totally buzzing! I love this galaxy of unique characters Romina has created. Each book takes us to a new constellation, and we get to see more of each house. I love all the worlds! Another thing I enjoy about these characters is the diversity. Each house has its own characteristics when it comes to appearance, personality, and lifestyle. Rho is so accepting of the many cultures. I love how fierce she is to unite everyone. She's a visionary. It's great to see a fantastic role model for young people in this context. The book does get political at times. Many themes parallel today's current events. Which to me is awesome! Rho only has her voice. She isn't a super hero or magical. She's a girl with a vision of a future where the Zodiac galaxy is united. It's quite refreshing to see her find herself and discover just what kind of impact she's having in her galaxy. I've seen other reviews complain about this. I'm not sure why. Romina has written beautiful characters I feel, at times, we can all relate to. We NEED more of this today. We need more people to speak their minds! So many questions were finally answered, all while new ones were created. Can Thirteen Rising come out tomorrow? It's so hard to wait between each installment of this story! I wish it didn't have to end in the next book.

  • Ceres
    2019-02-22 01:10

    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! I'm speechless! This the best book of the series for now ♥But Romina Russell is cruel, how can she end her book like that? Seriously???? Rhoma was really great here, more mature, she finally made some good decisions *happy dance*We learn a lot about the Master and the thirteenth house, it was awesome, stressful and interesting.More than that, the world created by the author is still fabulous, vivid and original. I'm still in love with the Zodiac series, one of my fav ♥

  • Flor C.
    2019-01-24 00:11

    4.5+ Luego de varios días de lectura, pausa para renegar,lectura de nuevo y 3 paquetes te post it azules. Vengo a descargar mi corazón por terminar Luna Negra. Atrás quedaron los primeros pasos conociendo el Zodiaco y tratando de entender como funciona cada planeta, intentando memorizar esos nombres tan originales y fallando en ese intento más de una vez. En este momento lo imprescindible es saber en quien confiar y tratar de encontrar la verdad para salvar la galaxia sin morir en el camino. Romi se supera con su narración y es algo que no sorprende. Lo que si lo hace, es la cantidad de información que descubrimos y las vueltas que da la historia mientras avanza. Me encuentro dolida por ese final tan abierto y ya veo en puerta una relectura de los libros al llegar la conclusión de esta espectacular saga. CONCLUSIÓN!! Que miedo tengo de esa palabra, ahora queda contar los días para el final y para ser sincera no es algo que quiero realmente.Hago llegar mi reclamo por la falta que me hizo Hysan durante la lectura pero es algo casi (dije casi) perdonable por sus presentaciones (y mis suspiros) estelares.

  • Mary Caserta
    2019-02-15 20:10

    ¡OH POR DIOS, ESE FINAL!La verdad es que, si bien me gustó este libro, me costó muchísimo engancharme con la historia en las primeras 100 páginas. Sentía que todo iba muy lento y que no sucedía nada particularmente destacable. Luego de ese punto, la historia fue tomando mejor forma, aunque me da la impresión de que algunas cosas estuvieron de más y dieron la impresión de ser relleno. Entiendo que quizás necesitábamos un impasse antes del gran final que se viene, pero por momentos me resultó algo tedioso. Incluso, colgué el libro a varias veces y me puse a leer algo más y eso me deja un sabor un poco amargo.Los últimos cinco o seis capítulos fueron intensos y ni hablar del final, realmente no podía creer lo que estaba pasando. El giro final fue, definitivamente, lo mejor de este libro.Estoy ansiosa por terminar con esta saga y espero que el final de la misma me sorprenda tanto como cada uno de los finales de los primeros tres libros.

  • Juan Vorágine
    2019-02-08 02:59

    Sabe mantenerse a la altura de los otros libros de esta saga y nos prepara para un final de infarto que leeremos en Ofiucus asciende, que espero que llegue pronto a nuestro país. La espera se me va a hacer muy eterna.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-13 03:07

    HOLY. SHIT. I… I just… I’m flabbergasted. That ENDING! Now I have to wait until next August! How am I going to do it! I need to know now!!!!! OK… I’m going to calm down for a minute then continue on with this review… OK… I’m better now. I’m going to talk about the normal non-spoiler-y stuff first and then everything else is going in a spoiler because I need to geek out about it. It may be unintentional but the political atmosphere in Black Moon is a strangely accurate portrayal of the current geopolitical climate of our own world. In the Zodiac universe the Cancrians are now refugees. They have no home, no money, nothing. Since Aryll was a terrorist and was hiding among the Cancrians there is speculation that the refugees could have more terrorists among them. Therefore, the other houses are considering turning them away. It’s quite similar to the current situation in Syria. Also in the Zodiac galaxy a new political group, The Tomorrow Party, is coming to power. I suppose I thought it was a tongue and cheek satire of blind liberalism because they were coming together to create a literal rather than metaphorical bubble to live in. Of course The Tomorrow Party had nefarious intentions and things weren’t really like that but that’s all I’m going to say because spoilers. Rho finally makes up her damn mind about boys! Love triangles are annoying so I was happy to have it officially resolved. (view spoiler)[ OF COURSE SHE LOVES HYSAN! HE’S AMAZING! Rho had a really great line with Matthias when things were ending between them. She basically says that the love between them is more of a memory than something in the present. It really summed up their relationship perfectly. Also I liked the idea of Matthias and Pandora getting together. So I’m incredibly pleased with the resolution here.(hide spoiler)] Regardless of who her love interest is, I feel like the Zodiac series has a modern and feminist perspective on sexuality. Rho comes from a matriarchal society. She therefore knows she can decide on her own whether to be with someone or not. She chooses to engage in sex because it’s what she wants. No one is pressuring her into it. It comes down to choice and Rho has the right to choose. Ok… now I’m going to geek out! (view spoiler)[1. NISHI! NOOOOO! She’s prisoner of The Tomorrow Party! This is left unresolved! UGHHHHH!2. Ochus has a physical body again! Who knows what’s going to happen there… maybe he will defeat Aquarius?3. CROMPTON IS THE ORIGINAL GUARDIAN AQUARIUS! AND HE’S EVIL! Whaaaat!? I was on the right track before. I thought maybe Vecily could be the master because the stolen Ophiuchus talisman contained immortality. I had the right idea but the wrong culprit. 4. STANTON! WTF ROMINA! Stop. Deke was bad enough. You can’t take Stanton too. No. No. No.5. THAT ENDING! Such a cliffhanger! I assume Rho either gets shot with the sumber and will be trapped in dreams in the beginning of Thirteen Rising or maybe the scarab is something other than a weapon. Maybe it’s a teleporter? I think Scorpio will have a very large part in the events to come. They are always so self-isolating but I think Skiff truly respects Rho. Who knows…(hide spoiler)]In the end, we finally get to see the endgame and its players. The only thing I know for sure after reading Black Moon is that things are going to get much, much worse for the Zodiac before they get any better. August is so far away! I need Thirteen Rising now!

  • Paloma Virella
    2019-01-24 22:11

    WHAT THE HECK, THAT DAMN CLIFFHANGER, I JUST WHO DOES THAT MAN... Other than the ending has completely left me in a disastrous state, the book was amazing. As I kept reading I started getting curious how Romina's mind works because its such a detailed book and everything she has created about this magnificent world has me left me in awe. The creatures that were added in this third installment were breathtaking and how their story was described was so intriguing. Also, my ship sank but I was kinda happy in the end because I was in denial of who my real ship was so I was very pleased. All the plot twists made up for so many things that were ticking me off, also my name came up in the book which was a bonus. Overall, the world of the Zodiac just keeps getting more interesting and complex, making me love this serious even more. I'm gonna be so sad when the fourth book is released because I can't imagine saying goodbye to this world.

  • Lollyletsgo
    2019-02-07 00:06

    CRAP!!!! ROMI RUSSELL!!!!! You cannot seriously leave it like this?!?!? I've got to wait a year for the next one?!?! (Put on your best New York Brooklyn accent when you read this:) You ah KILLIN' me ova he-ah!!...sighing... Well, at least the love triangle has been sorted out.. (some of you who know how I feel about love triangles in YA, and it's not a warm fuzzy feeling :| )There was a lot of action in this one and I can't wait for the next one! Keep Writing, Romi! In fact, write faster, woman! ;]

  • Shirleon
    2019-02-05 19:48

    That ending, though! One of the best/worst cliffhangers EVER! AND I have to wait until August '17 comes around to read more! What the heck!?What a great book 3 to add to my collection. So many things happened in so little amount of time that my head, at times, felt like it was reeling, but oh my, it was amazing! I'm so happy that this author can keep my attention and imagination going despite the fact that I have difficulty following a heavy sci-fi story. I always found it so difficult to imagine space and living in it. And also the different kinds of technologies that inevitably come along with living in space for so many, many years. Russell does an excellent job describing her ideas without being too overbearing. She gives enough to understand, but leaves enough for imagination. If you haven't picked this series up, this is a great time to start!

  • MeganScribbins
    2019-01-27 18:44

    I could not stop reading this book. This is one of my favorite series. I have to say it took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and I was really scared about what was going to happen. I finished reading this in class and I almost cried at the end. I just at there and stared at the page and kept flipping back and forth not wanting it to end. I didn't know there was going to be a 4th one so I almost had a heart attack and it was not okay how it just left it like that like really, but I figured it out so its all good and I won't be sitting in a corner screaming. Thank heavens Romina is writing one more but I kinda wish I had it like right now.

  • Brittany Perry
    2019-02-09 02:04

    well the climax was certainly climatic, wasn't it? wow literally didn't see the last page coming. I am ready for the next book already. my heart is literally racing along because there was so much tension mystery and drama in this novel. I'll be honest I am not sure how this series is going to end but I will say this it has been one hell of a ride.

  • Andrea
    2019-02-21 19:52

    If I didn't have the ebook, I probably would have thrown the book at the wall. The cliffhanger got me in the end, my jaw dropped . You can see the characters developing through the series. The love triangle has ended and now I can I cheer the two. The only problems I had with this book is that I had to put it down, so many distractions and I just wanted to read. Can't wait for the next book.

  • Karmen (bookyesican)
    2019-02-08 19:54

    This book had me on the edge of my seat! There was so many unexpected things that happened with the story and while we were left with a cliffhanger ending, I somehow left still feeling satisfied. I absolutely cannot wait for the next one to come!!!