A Dark and Edgy New Superhero!
The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac, by Vicki Pettersson is the first in her new Zodiac series that released February 27th.
Joanna has grown up living the high life in Las Vegas. But she’s had a troubled past and an even scarier future. Whether she likes it or not, Joanna finds herself in the middle of a war of super-powered beings. And if she makes it to her 25th birthday, she’ll become one of them. The war is between the superheroes called the Light, comprised of people from the different star signs of the zodiac, and the Shadow, their evil opposites in the spectrum. Half Light and Half Shadow, no one truly trusts Joanna. She doesn’t even trust herself.
While there are aspects of romance, Joanna faces more heartache than happiness. Pettersson weaves several elements from different genres: urban fantasy, violence, intrigue, superheroes, and myth. Pettersson has created an incredibly fun character in Joanna with many facets and layers to her personality.
This dark and edgy superhero story was a long novel at 464 pages. But I read it amazingly fast, as I literally couldn’t put it down. I’m itching to get my hands on the next in the series that, thankfully, comes out in just a little over a month!
Thanks so much for the ARC, Vicki! I loved it so much, I think I’m going to have to go out and buy the book from the store just so I can have the great cover too. This will definitely be read again.
The 2nd book in the Zodiac series, The Taste of Night: The Second Sign of the Zodiac, releases the 1st of April.