Summary*: Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe has 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.
Review: I absolutely adore fantasy book about riddles and prophecies and such, so obviously I have quite high standards for books in that genre. Prophecy of the Sisters quite easily topped my list of To-Be-Reads, and has also quite easily found its place among my favorite fantasy books. Michelle Zink's writing skills are phenomenal, especially considering the time period the book is set in. I've read books set in a different time period that had the language seem almost a little too different, but Prophecy's language slid in quite nicely.
The plot was wonderful, and Lia's emotions expressive. It's obvious Lia's position is uncomfortable for her, and she struggles to know which "side" she is on. James definitely added a nice touch, and I have no doubt many of us will be thinking about him for a while after reading the book. ;)
My only teeny-tiny (miniscule. almost non-seen.) annoyance was that everyone seemed to be pretty. I know, I know. We are all beautiful. But it just seemed like everyone was exceptionally pretty. But as I said, the book completely makes up for that tiny little thing I, personally, found odd. And it's not like we have lavish descriptions on every page of how tiny their waists are and how their perfect heart-shaped faces just cause men to fall over at the sight of them (are you catching my Luxe illusion here?). Haha, in any case...
If you like fantasy, read this book!
And who wouldn't want to pick it up with a cover like that anyway? *drools*
PG for some witchcraft
352 pages (it does read that long, just a warning)
TBR August 1, 2009
*Summary taken from Amazon since this book has not been published.