05 August 2011

Review: Prophecy of the sisters - Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the sisters by Michelle Zink
published 2009
#1 in the Prophecy of the Sisters series
gothic fantasy YA
read an excerptbought my copy

New York, 1890: Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe recently lost their father and Lia was hit hard by his death. Especially because weird things are going on in her life and she doesn't know whom she can trust anymore. Lia's sister Alice was always a bit different however recently she seems to be downright cruel and to have scary secrets.
When Lia learns that she and Alice are right in the middle of an ancient prophecy and that she has the power to start the destruction of the world, her whole life changes. Lia needs to find out more about the prophecy and she needs to find new allies if she wants to stop evil creatures from taking over the world.

I wasn't sure what to expect of this book when I started it. I bought it as a birthday present for myself because I thought that the idea of two sisters fighting against each other as part of a prophecy was a fascinating concept. And the story didn't disappoint me. I loved the world and time the book played in. The prophecy and the roles the two sisters play in it were interesting and made me excited for more.

The author's writing style was engaging and relaxed, at times scenes in the book even felt a bit dreamlike although they happened outside of dreams. The writing style was one of my highlights of the book, it's soothing quality is something I enjoyed a lot.

The way the prophecy was described was interesting and especially which of the sisters got which part in it was a bit of a suprise. I enjoyed that both sisters were able to make a choice about how they would fulfill their role and that they weren't forced to follow a certain path. You get to know Lia pretty good in this book however Alice stays a mystery. I'm not sure what she really thinks and how she will act in the next two books of the trilogy, however I'm sure that she will play an important role and that at the end she might suprise me.

Lia was a great character. I liked how she accepted her role in the prophecy and decided to actively find out more about it. She's a strong young woman and I think that she has the strength, will and intelligence to stop the evil and to end the prophecy for good. I also liked reading about her relationship with her brother, it was sweet to read about them. Lia has a love interest in this book however I'm not so sure about him and if he fits to Lia.

I think that there will be some suprises for me in the next part of the story and I'm excited to learn more about the sisters and the prophecy. That's why next up on my reading list are books #2 and #3 in the Prophecy of the Sisters series.

I love the gorgeous UK cover, the colours and the motive are so beautiful. And the silver details are amazing.

final appraisal
I was suprised by how interesting, thrilling and fascinating I found the story surrounding the prophecy. This book was a great start into this Prophecy of the Sisters series. If you like gothic fantasy stories written in a relaxed style I would recommend this book to you. 


  1. I really liked this book too ! I can't wait for the second book to come into my reading pile !

  2. Really interesting book, thanks for the review Sabrina. And I do love the cover too!

  3. I've seen this book on basically every single blog I subscribe to and am sure to read it sometime soon. It definitely sounds like one of those books you should be careful not to spoil by reading too much about it prior to reading.

    All in all, great review and recommendation. I also agree about the cover, it's just GORGEOUS!

  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I've got the first two books and I've been meaning to read them for ages. I need to get the third book and just read the whole trilogy at once.

  5. I'm glad you enjoy it and happy belated birthday :-)




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