Friday, July 16, 2010

Title - Prophecy of the Sisters
Author  - Michelle Zink
Genre - YA/Historical Fiction
Pages  343
Description (from back of book)
 Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. The have also become enemys.
As they discover thir roles in a prphecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, they find
themselvs entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, thier parents' deaths, a boy, a bok, and a lifetime of secrets

Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust. They just know they can't trust each other

Thoughts
First off, I  don't read alot of historical fiction, i find it often bland but this was a book i really got into!
It is set in the 1800s when corsets and modesty reigned, and everything wasnt so dependent on technology.
Enter Lia and Alice, two girls who have lost thier mother nd more recently thier father, they are wealthy and privilaged. Alice is the brave, headstrong one while Lia is more bookish and meek. You'll initially like them both, as well as other cast members such as thier little brother Henry, thier aunt Victoria and thier assortmnt of friends.

As the book progresses you will learn about the prophecy that has been pushed upon the sisters through generations of Milthorps. It states that one is the gate and one is the guardian. The gate opens the way for Samael (yes THE Samael,the fallen angel from the bible) and his army, who would sew chaos and deah and fear upon the worl. The guardian is one who can stop that from happening.

The story was very well written, some words were a bit odd and i had to use my Kindles dictonary to look them up but it wasnt a big operation. There are some very nice twists and turns in the story and some parts i caught myself crying and feeling some pretty strong emotions.

The cover of the books is perfect, showing Alice and Lia well, though i could have sworm they said Alices' eyes were green and not blue..

Look out for Guardian of the Gate, the next installment of the trilogy, hitting shelves and kindles August 1st!

1 Comment:

  1. Caroline, the Bookworm said...
    I've been meaning to read this book series. Great review, I think I'll go pick it up sometime. By the way, I was going through some of your reviews and I'm a new follower. :)
    Happy reading!

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