The Tainted Poet's YA Book Review:
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Prophecy of The Sisters by Michelle Zink
Re-read? Yes! I can't wait to get my Hardcover to start all over again.
Recommend? I recommend this to any Libba Bray fans-- anyone who is interested in paranormal goodness in the Victorian era.
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.
They just know they can't trust each other.
Alice and Lia may have the same face, but inside, are completely different people. One leans toward evil and one towards good. But nothing is as it may seem, for their roles in the prophecy separate them so completely. Lia must find out her role in Prophecy. And soon, before Alice does, for neither can trust the other anymore.
Prophecy of The Sisters enchanted me-- Michelle Zink crafted a dark, yet enticing world that sucked me in to a place where magic is real and danger is a little too close to home. Both heart wrenching and terrifying, this book took me through an interval of emotions which left me wanting more. Michelle Zink knows how to weave a reader into a fantastic world of things both shadow and light.
When I first started this book, I didn't exactly know what I was about to read. I was delightfully surprised, however, to discover such a unique tale. Lia is a character, I'm sure, anyone can relate. Already familiar with love and loss, Lia is our ideal humble heroine. Not exactly popular like her twin, Alice, but already loved by James, the booksellers son. An interesting relationship between the twins arises when the details of the prophecy are made known after their fathers death.
I really never had any problems with Prophecy of The Sisters. Since it was such an interesting read, I took my time reading it instead of finishing it quickly. The pace helped this a bit because it wasn't really set fast. If I had anything to complain about, it would be that I would have liked to see James a bit more. I really did enjoy his character and at one point I thought Alice may try under handing Lia by attempting to steal him away! What really kept me reading was the need to figure out the prophecy (along with Lia). I don't think I could have put the book down if I wanted to, since I'm such a curious person.
Both the story and the cast of characters are captivating and I cannot wait to read the next in the series! Coming up next... an Interview with the lovely Michelle Zink!