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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (Book Review)

Title: Prophecy of the Sisters
Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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 thoughts:  This is a YA book and so was an easy read.  I enjoyed the storyline of the two sisters - one which is destined to be the Gate for which the Souls will be able to cross back over to earth.  The other sister is the Guardian,  who is to keep the Souls from getting through.  You get to learn all about the Prophecy and slowly learn the roles that each sister plays.

The story begins with the unexplained death of their father.  It isn't until he dies that the strange tatoo appears on Lia's wrist. Unfortunately because their mother had died when they were young, and now their father was gone, no one had explained anything about the prophecy to them or the role they were to play in it.  Lia soon meets Sonya and Luisa, two girls who live in the same village, who have similar tatoos on their wrists.  While they have both heard the prophecy, Sonya is the one who seems to perceive that it actually contains some significance.  Together with Lia they set out to discover everything they can about the prophecy and what their parts in it are going to be.

This is book one in a trilogy.  Book 2 is Guardian of the Gate, and book 3 is Circle of Fire. I hope to continue on in this trilogy soon.

Prophecy of the Sisters
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Aug 2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-027427
352 pages

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