Thursday, September 03, 2009

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Amazon.com:

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.

I found Prophecy of the Sisters to be a highly original novel, I don't think I've read anything like it. I often shy away from historical novels but this one I knew I had to pick up and I wasn't disappointed. The way the characters carry themselves and behave was really exciting for me, I wanted to be sitting in the parlor playing cards with Lia and Henry and going up to my room where a fire was burning.

For some reason I had decided this book was going to be really really scary, don't ask me why, because I have no idea! I was pleasantly surprised the way the paranormal elements in the book handled. Personally I wouldn't even begin to imagine how paranormal elements would look 100 years ago but I think the author created something that really works and seems authentic to this time period.

I loved how the story unraveled itself, secret markings, letters, keys, all sorts of things that we still don't yet know all the answers to because this is a series. I totally called one of the earlier twists but one closer to the end of the book sure blew my mind, I never ever saw that coming and it makes me wonder what the author has in store for us next, I for one can't wait! I do wonder if we will ever see things from Lia's sister, Alice's perspective, I think that could be rather interesting!

Prophecy of the Sisters was released August 1st
Genre: Young Adult
4/5 Stars
ARC provided by author

14 comments:

  1. I've stayed away from this because I thought it'd be really scary. After reading your review, I see that I might be able to handle it. Sounds so different.

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  2. I've have yet to read this book. I have it just sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Thanks for the review, I'm going to have to read this next.

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  3. Wow...then I am a bigger wuss than you? Because I was scared!

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  4. Lenore- I guess I'm more scared of aliens and like next to impossible things lol.

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  5. I wonder what it would be like to read Alice's perspective too. Although I'd be afraid I'd hate the book because I hated her. Or maybe it would be like a train wreck of evil so bad it's good?

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  6. I bought this one because the cover was really too pretty to pass up but I haven't gotten to it yet! After reading your review I think I need to move it further up in my TBR pile. THANKS! =)

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  7. I haven't heard of this one before...this sounds intriguing...off to the tbr list it goes.

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  8. I'm sure this book is creepy, but I still want to read it.

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  9. Thank you for the lovely review, Alea!
    <3

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  10. This sounds like an intersting read. I'm totally gonna snag it from a friend. :}
    BTW, you've been BITTEN! Happy Zombie Appreciation Week!

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  11. Really glad you enjoyed Prophecy of the Sisters. I need a great original read and will definitely put this in my amazon cart :-D

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  12. Glad that you loved! My ARC went poof so I was happy that I won a copy elsewhere. Hopefully I will like it as well :)

    P.S. You've been bitten by me (yum!) go here for the cure.

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  13. OMG! someone already bite you! ARGH! must find new prey.

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  14. I bought it last week and have not gotten to it yet, but I thought it was going to be a creepy, scary thing too! So I am happy to have read that comment because I am less nervous about the book now. Ha!

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