Review: PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1) 
Michelle Zink
343 pages
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: July 1st, 2010
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: LOVED

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, they find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents’ deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.

I never paid much attention to The Prophecy of the Sisters, mostly because it was never available in my library – so I never thought much about it. After emailing author Michelle Zink a few times, however, I decided to put in on hold at the library. Now, I know that was a good choice!

When the story begins, twins, Lia and Alice Milthrope, have just lost their father to a mysterious death. First their mother, now their father, all that’s left is their ten-year-old brother Henry and their Aunt Virginia. Aside from her father’s mysterious death, Lia knows things are different, for instance a mark is beginning to take shape on the inside of her wrist and Alice is no longer the same.

Soon, she discovers she and her twin are part of an ancient prophecy – The Prophecy of the Sisters. One is destined to be evil, the other good. One will bring chaos into this world, while the other should stop at nothing to prevent it. But who’s who? It seems pretty obvious at first, but pretty soon, the story takes some unpredictable twists and turns.

While reading The Prophecy of the Sisters, I couldn’t wait to turn to the next page and now that I’ve turned the last page, I can’t wait to read the second installment in this series – The Guardian of the Gate. There are quite a few losses that are undertaken, but the edition I read featured a cover that suggested it – so, no surprises there!



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September 26, 2010



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    September 25, 2010

    I've yet to read this one because of the mixed reviews I've seen, but perhaps I should give it a go after all! Great review :)

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    September 25, 2010

    I've been waiting to pick up this book too. I love the new paperback cover though and have heard some pretty good reviews, so I might pick it up soon. Thanks for the review!

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    The Paperback Princess

    September 25, 2010

    I have this book but haven't gotten to it yet, but now I want to read it even more!

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    Anne Bennett

    September 25, 2010

    Thanks for your review. I have this book in my library and nobody has checked it out. Now I can push it and look for the sequel.
    Please hop over to my blog and take part in my poll about Banned Books. Thanks.

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    September 26, 2010

    I'm glad to hear this novel was so good! It's in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it. The premise sounds awesome. Thanks for the review!

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    Lea (YA Book Queen)

    September 27, 2010

    Awesome review! I'm reading this one now, and loving it :)

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    Jannette Fuller

    December 16, 2010

    YES! Another great book I must read! I saw the book trailer for it last year on the Little Brown and co's website!!!!!!! =)