Prophecy of the Sisters
Little, Brown Young Readers (2009)
Reviewed by Hillary Krajewski (age 15) for Reader Views (6/09)
Sixteen-year-old twin sisters, Alice and Lia Milthorpe, have just lost their father and become orphans, as well as enemies. Shortly after her father’s death a strange tattoo-like mark appeared on Lia’s wrist. She soon finds out that she and her sister are part of an ancient prophecy putting one sister against the other, while trying to keep evil out of the world. The outcome of this battle could be disastrous. Lia must find out what the prophecy means before things get too bad, or she gives into the evil trying to get out. All she has to help her are a few stories, a little help from some new friends, and a mysterious book found in her father’s library. Most importantly, she must figure it all out before Alice does, because they’re not on the same side.
Debut author Michelle Zink created an unforgettable story. Not only was the story flawlessly written, it was also completely believable and captivating. “Prophecy of the Sisters” is the type of book that can’t be put down until it is finished. The mystery and suspense keep it interesting from beginning to end and the characters make the story lovable. Everything about it made me love it. I felt like I was experiencing the story along with the characters. Lia is a marvelous character. Her dedication to doing the right thing is outstanding and her persistence is admirable. Her friends are also very distinct characters. Each of them feels as if they are a real person, which makes the story so much more enjoyable. I cannot wait to read more about Lia in the rest of the trilogy. The book was fabulous. Historical fiction fans will love “Prophecy of the Sisters,” as well as fans of the YA genre and anyone looking for a really wonderful and dark story to read.