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Review - The Prophecy of the sisters - Michelle Zink

The Prophecy of the sisters by Michelle Zink
Published by Atom

Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans, and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her.

I don't usually like books that are very slow to start like this one it but I found this book incredibly engaging and enjoyed it quite a bit. The main thing I loved about this book was the historical setting the story was based in. I loved reading about how things were done and about a world which is both so similar and so different to ours in its values and customs. I felt this book was setting up what could be an excellent series. A lot of seeds were sown of future plot lines which did mean that not a lot was resolved. I am hoping that they are played out and resolved well in future books. I liked the main character of Lia although she is quite reserved and a little hard to warm to. I enjoyed her relationship with the other girls in the book and enjoyed following their investigations into the prophecy and the world surrounding it. I found Alice to be an incredibly creepy character and often found myself dreading what she was going to do - I hope she gets what's coming to her. A highly original concept that appears to be well thought out. I hope the next books in the series deliver - if they do and do it well this will be an epic series.


Chrystal said…
This is now on my wishlist. :)
Amber said…
I've got this one in my TBR pile. Sometimes slow simmers lead to wonderful flavors. So glad you enjoyed this novel and thanks for the review!