Sunday, July 26, 2009

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

This book will be available August 2009.

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe has just recently lost her father, leaving her parentless. But when a strange mark appears on her wrist, she realizes she is being branded with much more than her newfound title of orphan. Lia and her twin sister, Alice, are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other.

Lia hides this discoery from Alice and even from her beloved, James, but to escape from the burded this secret bestows she must end the prophecy--before her sister. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the mark on her wrist, the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her, and the downfall the prophecy could bring.

Ratings:

Character Development: 10/10
Orignality: 10/10
Overall Enjoyment: 10/10
Ending: 8/10
Voice: 10/10
Setting: 8/10
Recommendation: 9/10
Total Score: 64/70

Grade: A+

Age Appropriate?

Cussing: None
Alcohol, Drugs, etc: None
Sexual Content: None
Disturbing Images/Violence: Creepy "Souls", murder, suicide

Review:

Michelle Zink should be applauded for her debut novel, a true masterpiece. She captures the true essence of Victorian Age America in the voice of Lia Milthorpe, a well-to-do young lady of intelligence and good sense. I loved it!

The thought-provoking characters fascinated me. The actions and decisions of individuals seemed believable yet atypical for fantasy. I didn't doubt a single moment. Lia and Alice's conflicting relationship was particularly well-developed, making for many riveting scenes. The entire cast of characters defied all my expectations and left me engrossed in the story.

Prophecy of the Sisters is quite an epic tale, full of nightmarish magic, emotion, and the haunting words of the prophecy. Zink's writing has such a clear, pure voice that complimented the plot and the characters flawlessly. I eagerly await the next installment!

6 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! I'll have to look into it.

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  3. I've been waiting for this book to come for weeks now. Glad to have your stamped approval! Now I'm even more excited to read it :)

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  4. I'll have to read this book! It sounds fantastic.

    -Briana

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  5. Oh wow. First of all, I really love your blog layout. It's so cool! :)

    Regarding this book, the cover is really eye-catching. The first time I saw it, I was really intrigued. And when you reviewed it, I just knew that I HAVE to read it! Thanks. :D

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  6. Thanks for the wonderful review! It made my morning!
    :D

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