are you the ultimate #ZODIACBOOKS fan?


Have you read the entire #ZodiacBooks series? Test your knowledge HERE! But if you haven’t finished THIRTEEN RISING yet, be careful of SPOILERS…



THIRTEEN RISING is almost here (release date: 8/29)!!! If you’re in MIAMI, NY, or LA, I’d love to celebrate with you!!

#ZODIACBOOKS summer readathon


The 2-month countdown to THIRTEEN RISING begins NOW! This summer, join Penguin Teen + me for a #ZodiacBooks readathon–in any language–as part of Penguin Teen’s #SummerBookBinge! 💛 We’ll be sharing dates for the live Twitter Q&As soon. If you’ve already read the series, this is the perfect time for a reread before the fourth (+final) installment!


See you guys this summer on the Penguin Teen tour! Full list of events can be viewed here.


WANDERING STAR deleted scene


Drowning Diamonds performs at the Aleph in Starry City on House Sagittarius in this deleted scene!

get sorted into your ZODIAC House!

zodiac galaxy
If you lived in the Zodiac Universe, would you belong to your own sign’s House, or would you be a Riser? Find out by taking this quick quiz!

races of the ZODIAC


on writing


For those Zodai who are aspiring authors, I recently dispensed some of my best writing advice. You can find my thoughts on everything from world building to surviving rejection here and here.

IMMIGRANT: identifying my identity

When I was eleven, my social studies teacher assigned us an essay on immigration. We had to write a page on whether we thought immigrants were a positive or a negative influence on our country.

I ruled against them.

In my paper, I regurgitated everything I’d heard from the people around me: Mainly, how immigrants were taking away our jobs and our opportunities and our safety. Pretty proud, I shared my finished essay with my mom that night, and we read it together so that I could translate any words she didn’t know.

I’ll never forget the look she gave me when we finished reading. There was so much pity in her expression…she must have seen in that instant that a decade into my stay on this planet, I still had no idea who I was.

And she said, “Romi…nosotros somos inmigrantes.”

We’re immigrants.

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