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Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy, Book I)Lia Milthorpe thought things couldn’t get much worse when her father dies suddenly, leaving her siblings and herself orphans. Though the Milthorpe children are well cared for by family and servants, things are just different, especially after a strange and mysterious mark appears on Lia’s wrist. There s little time to grieve because Lia’s mark is physical evidence that she and her twin sister Alice are part of an ancient prophecy on biblical proportions. Each sister has extraordinary power and a vital role to play in either protecting or destroying the world for all of eternity. As Lia learns more about the importance of ending the prophecy and her own part in it, she must race against time and her own sister to make the right decisions because if she makes the wrong one, ruin is certain.

Prophecy of the Sisters is certainly a fascinating read that brings myths of fallen angels to life. The ideas behind this story are very interesting even if they are only briefly and sporadically touched on. They provide a great backdrop for Lia and her sister’s story, which I have to say, is pretty fantastic. I loved following along with Lia as she discovered the meaning of the prophecy even though I could sometimes discern it long before she did. Despite the somewhat slow pace of the story, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for a sequel. I’m very eager to learn about the rest of the prophecy and Lia’s and Alice’s roles in it. The one thing felt out of place for me, though, was Lia’s beau James’s role in the story. He appeared rarely and played only one important role regarding the prophecy and then was mostly absent. This was pretty minor, though, and I have high hopes for a sequel still.

Prophecy of the Sisters will be enjoyed by fans of Fallen by Lauren Kate, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and Wicked: Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié.

Rating: 4.0

Review copy from publisher Little, Brown

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Jan von Harz said...

I have been wanting to read this book before the sequel comes out. It sound fantastic and your review just strengthened my conviction. Thanks.

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