Monday, February 04, 2019

Five top books that reconnect us to astrology

Julia Whicker is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She’s had her poetry and essays published in the Iowa Review, Word Riot and The Millions, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel is Wonderblood.

At Whicker tagged five books that reconnect us to astrology, including:
Zodiac by Romina Russell

Speaking of astrological accoutrements, Romina Russell’s young protagonist in this first novel of her Zodiac series needs none—Rhoma Grace, called Rho, uses only her intuition to make her predictions. This talent causes her confusion and uncertainty, but also catapults her into a unique position: when a disaster strikes a moon orbiting House Cancer, her home, and kills many, Rho is unexpectedly named the House’s new Guardian. This novel entertains the premise that there were once 13 Houses in Zodiac Galaxy. As more Houses are ravaged by catastrophic weather, Rho begins to believe that the exiled Guardian of the 13th House has returned to wreak havoc on the remaining 12 Houses. Original and astonishingly well-imagined, this novel is a futuristic spin on an ancient idea, giving literal life (in space!) to a timeless mythological concept.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue