A reluctant three stars. The writing wasn't bad at all but the book moved very very slow.
The world building was original, a world based on astrology. That I liked and I liked the personages in the story too but as I said, the plot moved a bit slow. Like an old fashioned who dunnit. A lot of collected titbits solved the mystery of the missing children.
Something that annoyed me that there were white lines missing between paragraphs so it wasn't clear when the storymoved to another character.
And this is not a romance novel at all, despite all the main characters being male. Not that it bothered me but some people might.