BLOG TOUR: Zodiac by Romina Russell | Galaxy Nail Art + GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! I'm super stoked to be participating in the Penguin Teen readathon blog tour for the Zodiac series by Romina Russell! This tour is gearing up for the release of the final installment, Thirteen Rising, which comes out on August 29th. I've been meaning to get to start this series so I'm really grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this readathon, where everyone else is also rereading while I'm reading for the first time.

Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Pages: 325 pages
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

Buy it now! 
Today's nail inspired art look will be based by the vibes that I'm getting off of these beautiful covers. I've never really done nail art for a book post before, but I would really love to go back to my roots of nail art. I used to love doing different designs and changing it up every week but unfortunately my workplace doesn't allow nail polish at the moment, so I've had to close that hobby. But... since it is the weekend, I figured this galaxy-inspired nail look couldn't wait!

  1. Formula X Nail Polish in color Dark Matter 
  2. Base & Top Coat (my favorite is the Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Top and Base coat)
  3. Any brand of white acrylic paint 
  4. A point ball pin tool/bobby pin/toothpick (anything sharp you can find in your home)

My inspiration!

My nail art skills are mediocre at best but it was still fun to whip out the tools and the nail polish and get to work again! I forgot how fun it was just to do your nails while the music is on in the background. If I were to redo this look, I'd probably have to be more careful when drawing these precise lines and corners. I think precision and accuracy is the most important thing when it comes to drawing on your nails with a sharp tool. 

Enter for a chance to win either one (1) grand prize set of Romina Russell’s Zodiac Series in paperback, including Zodiac, Wandering Star, and Black Moon (32.97) or to be one (1) of five (5) second place winners to receive a copy of Zodiac by Romina Russell (ARV: $10.99 each). 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on June 26th, 2017 and 12:00 AM on July 17, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about July 21, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Author Bio

Romina Russell (aka Romina Garber) is a Los Angeles based author who originally hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a teen, Romina landed her first writing gig—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. When she’s not working on ZODIAC, Romina can be found producing movie trailers, taking photographs, or daydreaming about buying a new drum set. She is a graduate of Harvard College and a Virgo to the core.


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  1. I've wanted to read this series for so long!!! Plus that nail art is GORGEOUS

  2. Love the nail art! I'm lucky to polish mine without polishing my skin, too lol. This series looks fun, especially with the space theme. Thanks for hosting!

    1. I recommend using tape to tape up the skin that way you can go to town with the nail polish while avoiding the skin. Thanks for reading and commenting :D

  3. I enjoyed your post today! I do love your manicure inspired by these books and think you did really well. I wonder if I could do this--I am inspired to try it! These books are not only gorgeous to look at but sound exciting to read too.

    1. i've also heard from a lot of people that have read the series that it's amazing!


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