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This review is from: Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy, Book I) (Hardcover)
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, 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
There is just something so intriguing about identical twins...especially if one is good and one is evil. Ying and yang, dark and light, positive and negative, the world is full of these contrasts...including within ourselves...we all have the potential for good or evil...but what if a prophecy destined us to be one or other? Hey destiny...ever heard of a thing called "free will"? Hmmmm...
From the opening scene at their father's funeral I was immediately drawn into this fantasy driven mystery. On her journey into discovering what the mysterious mark on her wrist means (it appeared soon after her father's death) our narrator Lia makes new friends who are key in helping her stop her sister. As Lia senses Alice growing farther and farther away from her, she needs all the help she can get, especially when she starts having weird dreams that seem all too real. In addition to her new friends Lia also has James, a lifetime friend who has recently become much, much more. But can she share her secret with James or will he think she is crazy?
The setting of this story reminds me a lot of the Gemma Doyle trilogy with its historical time frame, the girls who discover a secret world and a menace set to destroy them all. Other than that, The Prophecy of the Sisters is a truly unique and fantastic story that will draw readers in with it's moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice and survival.
Michelle Zink delivers an intense and gripping story that will leave readers clamoring for more...and they won't be disappointed! The ending totally sets up for a sequel!
Perfectly suited for middle school and up.