fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsbook review Vicki Pettersson Sign of the Zodiac The Scent of ShadowsThe Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson

Vicki Pettersson has come up with a cool and original idea for the paranormal genre: an on-going battle between good and evil that corresponds to the signs of the zodiac.

I loved the way that Pettersson used comic books to keep the history of the conflict and she really did a fantastic job portraying kids in a comic book shop.

The main character in the Zodiac series is the only fly in the ointment. Joanna Archer just seems to be a bit inconsistent. I made it through the book because I wanted to see how Pettersson would develop Joanna, and so far it is bearable. However, I am worried that this will turn into another paranormal romance series with the romance overshadowing the plot; Joanna’s mindset seems to be pointing that way.

 

 

 

Sign of the Zodiac — (2007-2011) Publisher: When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert. By rights, she should be dead. Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset — a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow — seeking answers to whom or what she really is… and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure. But the nightmare is just beginning — for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own…

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