Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Prophecy of the Sisters

Author: Michelle Zink
Title: Prophecy of the Sisters (ARC)
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters (book 1)
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2009
Genre: Teen/Fantasy
Synopis: "Without the Keys, something terrible will happen. Something that cannot be undone.
And with them, I might bring an end to the riddle of the Prophecy and my strange part in it.
If Alice and I are on conflicting sides of the Prophecy, the Keys would be dangerous in her hands. Which means I have to find them. And I have to do it before my sister.
Sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe has just recently lost her father, leaving her parentless. But when a strange mark appears on her wrist, she realizes she is being branded with much more than her newfound title of orphan. Lia and her twin sister Alice are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other.
Lia hides this discovery from Alice and even from her beloved James, but to escape from the burden this secret bestows she must end the prophecy-before her sister. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the mark on her wrist, the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her, and the impact the resolution of the prophecy could have.
With, haunting, lyrical prose, this multi-layered story of family, friendship, and romance explores the timeless question of predetermination versus free will. And it takes readers on an unforgettable coming-of-age journey where one sister's self-discovery could have an impact of Biblical proportion."

I'm going to start this review off by saying that Prophecy of the Sisters has turned out to be one of the best books that I have read this year. It was so good that I plan on purchasing a finished copy of it at some point. I loved Michelle Zink's writing in Prophecy of the Sisters and I thought this was a great first book from a new author (being that it's an ARC, I was surprised to find very few mistakes). The plot and flow of the story had me turning the pages till late into the night wondering what was going to happen next and if Lia would ever find the answers to the prophecy.The thing that I must say surprised me the most about this book was to find out that it's the first book in a trilogy (which I found out before I started it). One of my favorite things about Prophecy of the Sisters was how different Lia and Alice were from each other. They each had such distinct personalities. Another interesting part about this book was the actual prophecy and how it affected both of the sisters, and how it has been going on for centuries without anyone finding a way or having the willpower to end it once and for all. Truly I cannot put into words without giving away anything how much I enjoyed reading this book. I will say though that I am happily waiting for the next book in the series so my curiosity can (hopefully) be satisfied.

Prophecy of the Sisters earned 5 out of 5 pineapples.
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1. My ARC of Prophecy of the Sisters was won through a contest hosted by Tina of Fantastic Book Review.

3 comments:

  1. Great Reivew. I love this cover version of the book. But the other one is awesome too. Glad to see you absolutely loved it!!! Maybe I should move it to the top of my TBR list.

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  2. Great cover on this copy. This one was a bit slow for me. But I agree that the writing is excellent!

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  3. So hard to write a review when it's the first in a series and you don't want to spoil anything!

    I hadn't actually realized it was the start of a trilogy and am so glad you mentioned that! I am excited to try this book since everyone who reads it, like it or not, seems to love the writing.

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