Published: August 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Copy Provided by: Library
Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans, and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her. Debut novelist Michelle Zink takes readers on an unforgettable journey where one sister's fateful decision could have an impact of Biblical proportions. Prophecy of the Sisters is the first of three books.
I have taken this book out of the library at least twice, possibly 3 times and I loved the premise of the story, enjoyed the writing style and even liked the print layout on the page. However, after reading about 250 pages, I found it to be too slow. I just couldn't get into it and the story seemed to take FOREVER to pick up. As we have mentioned in the past (Curlypow with Jatta), there are so many great reads out there that if you find something that isn't working, move on. Someone once told me that if I couldn't get into a book in the first 20-50 pages, to move on because there are just too many good books out there to waste your time on something that isn't working for you. (Thanks Andrea). The thing is, it's not necessarily that the book is a poor story or badly written, maybe it just isn't right for you at that moment. Maybe I'll try again in a couple years but not now.
Prophecy of the Sisters, I'm sorry but I'm just no that into you. I hope someone else is because you and I just weren't meant to be together....NEXT!!