Monday, August 17, 2009

Prophecy of the Sisters Review

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Release date: August 1, 2009
Source: Library
Other books in the series: Guardian of the Gate

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.


Wow, I don't know what else I can say about this book. It was amazing! From the first page I could barely stop reading. Michelle Zink has a way of writing that pulls the reader in and keeps you in the story until the last page. Lia was a great main character, she seemed so alive and real, I wanted to be there helping her try and uncover all the mysteries surrounding her and the prophecy. The plot was original and it made it all the more interesting to have the enemies be twins. There were so many twists in the plot that kept me guessing and wanting to read more. Excitement, suspense, fantasy, mystery, romance, sadness, all of these were in Prophecy of the Sisters, which is what makes it the perfect book for everyone. By the time I finished I was wishing I still had more to read, it was that good.

The characters were all well developed and every part in the book seemed thought out and detailed. I never knew what was going to happen next and each chapter ended with me wanting to know more. There were plenty of cliff hangers in this novel and the ending in itself left me wanting more, I'm hoping for a sequel! The cover was also amazing. It's so simple, yet says so much. I can't wait to read some more books by Michelle Zink. Everyone definitely needs to read this book! (:

My favorite character: Lia! Lia is probably one of the best characters in a book I've read in a while. I love feeling a connection to the main character and I really did in Prophecy of the Sisters. She was smart, courageous, outgoing, caring, and an overall great person. Another thing I love about books is when they're in first person. Lia's narration was well thought out, detailed, and it kept the book going. Although I liked a lot of the characters in the book; Henry, Edmund, Sonia- Lia just stood out from the rest. Great book with great characters!

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. YAY!! i so want 2 read this book asap!!
    Awesome review :D

  2. Great review! I'm really looking forward to the sequel. I just hope it's as good!

  3. That's a great review! I love the twins-as-enemies idea too.

  4. Great review! Can't wait to read this. :)


  5. great review, I was on the fence about this one purely because I don't like the cover all that much (shallow I know). I may consider it though so thank you.


  6. Thank you so much for this lovely review, Kelsey!

  7. Was in two minds about buying this book, but your careful review has done the job of making me want to check it out! Thank you.


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