Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review: Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink

Title: Phrophecy of the Sisters (Book 1)
Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Little Brown Books For Young Readers
Published: August 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover ($19.99 CDN)
Age Group: Young Adult
Copy: Provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Click here to browse inside the book

Synopsis: 

An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
One good...
One evil...
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.

My Review:

The Prophecy of the Sisters is a well written novel with a complex and mysterious plot that slowly begins to unravel after twin sisters Lia and Alice's father dies and a peculiar mark of a snake eating it's tail begins to form on Lia's wrist. The reader is introduced to a creative tale of an ancient prophecy involving generations of twin sisters and good versus evil when Lia's beau James discovers an ancient text and shares his discovery with her. Michelle Zink's description of the two main protagonists, Lia and Alice, allows the reader to clearly visualize their vastly different personalities. As the story progresses the reader begins to connect with Lia on a deeper level due to her genuine and caring personality while simultaneously being drawn away from Alice due to her secretive and dishonest actions.

While I did not find myself unable to put this book down the story began to slowly weave itself into my unconsciousness and I found myself dreaming of mysterious prophecy's and pondering how much of life is actually within our control and how much is predestined.

For those of you who have read and enjoyed, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (the first novel in the Gemma Doyle series) then I believe you will enjoy this series as well.  Both books take place in the late 1800's and involve young women in events that were set in motion before their birth as well as share similar themes of prophecy, magic, clairvoyance, friendship and rivalry.

What I look forward to most about reading the second installment of the series, Guardian of the Gate, is furthering to unravel the secrets of the prophecy and witnessing Lia's struggle to fulfill a destiny she was unprepared for.

I have included a book trailer for The Prophecy Of The Sisters below and if you are interested in learning more about the author or the novel please check out the links at the top of this post to both the authors web site and a link to browse inside the novel.

My Rating: 3.5/5



8 comments:

Savannah said...

Nice review :) I have this book as well and has just not gotten around to reading it. Thanks for the review!

The Book Guru said...

Thanks Savannah! I hope you enjoy the novel. Drop back by and tell me what you thought of it when your done!

Amy said...

Don't you SO love the old cover better than the new cover they are coming out with?? I loved the prophecy and the idea behind it, but didn't love the book as much as you did, unfortunately :(

The Library Lurker said...

Your review pretty much expressed how I felt about the book too. I liked it, but didn't love it. Great review!

The Book Guru said...

Amy - I do prefer the old cover (which is the one I have). I wish my books matched though! For the first time in awhile I didn't love the book so much as liked it (I have read so many excellent books this summer).

The Library Lurker - I am right with you! Thanks for commenting!

bookdout said...

I like the trailer. Thanks for sharing!

Lily Child said...

I really enjoyed this one as well! Am very much looking forward to the sequel! :)

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