13 December 2010
Book Review: Prophecy of the Sisters
Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: 1 August 2009
Date Finished: 4 December 2010
Buy | Borrow | Accept | Avoid
Challenges: 100+ Reading, Hogwarts Reading Challenge, Reading Resolutions, Young Adult Reading,
The Short and Sweet of It
Lia and Alice share parents and a birthday; they are twins, but an ancient prophecy puts them on opposite sides of a battle between good and evil.
A Bit of a Ramble
I read this in one sitting, not necessarily because I was in love with the story, but more because it was such a simple read. The premise, a prophecy involving two sisters who are at once the force against and the method of Samael's return, is really interesting; however, I found myself predicting the next steps in the plot and then being annoyed when what I thought would happen actually did happen. Events which were clearly meant to be twists I guessed chapters in advance.
I will say, however, that I sort of like the main character Lia. She's rather charming despite one Very Big Thing she ignores that just ticked me off. Her sister, Alice, also has me curious. Lia and Alice are not your typical twins. They are not 'two-sides of the same coin', they are not close friends or deadly enemies; instead, they are more like two completely separate people, sharing a role in the same prophecy, but so disjointed they barely feel like they are part of the same story. I do wish more time had been spent with Alice, who plays the 'bad guy' in this strange tale.
Most of the YA books that I find a bit iffy have the same 'problem' - depth. I wanted more history, more character development, and more explanation of events. I can't decide if I'm going to continue with the series or not.
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