Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Review: Prophecy of the Sisters


Title:  Prophecy of the Sisters
Author:  Michelle Zink

About the Book: 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:  To say I loved this book is an understatement.  In fact, I could gush about this one for days.  The more I read YA, the more I fall in love with it and don't want to read anything else.  Michelle does such a great job with this debut novel, that I'm sure she'll be a YA author that teens and adults alike will be talking about and reading for years to come.

I can't begin to tell you how wrapped up in this story I got.  Michelle's writing is top-notch.  She knows how to develop her characters so that you find out more about them as the story unfolds, not all at once.  I like that!  Lia and Alice, although twins, aren't as alike as most twins are.  In fact, they have very different agendas in this story.  Through her unique story-telling, Michelle weaves her reader into the lives of the characters.  You may be pro Lia or pro Alice.  Whichever side you choose to take, know that you will root for, cry for, hurt with that sister as you get to know her.  Just so you know, I'm a HUGE Lia fan!  I just connected with her early on, and I can't wait to see what she does next.

Yes, I said next.  There will be a sequel.  If you've read it, you know why.  If not, you'll see.  The end of the book is definitely not the end of the story.  There is more to come, and I for one can not wait to see how Michelle lets it all play out.

You will fall in love with this book.  At least I hope you do!  There are no vampires, no werewolves, or strange creatures, but there is magic, and a touch of teen romance.  I for one was glad to read a story without the added creatures, just real people with an ancient prophecy that changes their lives.

Way to go Michelle!  You've scored big with this one!  5 out of 5 stars for Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters.

You have a chance to win a signed hardcover of Prophecy when you participate in the Gothic Film Club that I am hosting here on the blog.  All you have to do is watch a movie from Michelle's list, review it, and you're entered.  At the end of the month, all participants have a chance to win a big swag bag from Michelle.  So, what are you waiting for?  Check out Movie Monday for the list of movies!


Marie said...

I can't WAIT for the next one!!

Michelle Zink said...

Thanks so much for the awesome review, Shelly! Definitely one of my favorites.

Plus, your reviews are so well-written! Maybe YOU should try your hand at writing...

bermudaonion said...

I've been wanting to read this one ever since I saw that great cover, so I'm thrilled to see that it's so good.

Anonymous said...

I want to read this book. It looks awesome. Great review and thanks for the info. I hope I like it as much as you did :)

Jenny said...

Nice review, Shelly!I totally agree with your take on the development of the characters in increments, makes you excited to find out more.

Dannie said...

Great review!

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