The Scent of Shadows: Cool idea

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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.

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