Saturday, February 5, 2011

Book Review - Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters #1) by Michelle Zink

Title: Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters #1) 
Author: Michelle Zink
Year: 2009
Page: 343
Genre: Fiction - Young Adult, Paranormal

FTC Disclosure: Borrowed from the library

Summary (from
In Michelle Zink's debut novel, orphaned twin sister Lia and Alice Milthorpe are yoked together in an ancient prophecy that makes them enemies and could destroy them both. If Lia can break this familial curse, she can not only save her relationship with her beloved boyfriend; she can finally resolve the mystery behind her parents' death. A teen author to watch.

First Sentence:
Perhaps because it seems so appropriate, I don't notice the rain.

My Thoughts:

Why this book?
  •  Paranormal isn't really my genre (used to like vampires stuff before it got popular... we're talking years ago though so I'm ahead of my time lol). I remember Tea Time with Marce mentioning this book when I was in a reading rut last year (here's her review). Now I don't remember why I wanted to read this right now, perhaps just for something different!
First thought:
  • I wish I'd read it when I was younger (well the book wouldn't have been published then!) because I think I'd have enjoyed it more then
Cover Art:
  • I quite like it! A bit mysterious. There is another cover with a close up of two girls. I like this one with the statues better. A bit more Gothic.
  • Fitting. Since I have two younger sisters, sisters-related books do attract my attention
  • Written in first person, which I do prefer
  • Since it's young adult, it's pretty easy to read
  • Although I have to say for some parts it rambles a bit and I found myself skimping... perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention as I was busy at work, I got a bit confused about the prophecy lol, since this is what the whole book is based on!
  • Engage me enough to keep reading but wasn't a page turner for me...
  • They were okay, didn't really feel attached to any of them though
  • Since this is a series, it didn't answer all the questions... I finished this about a week ago and honesty I didn't even quite remember what happened!
  • Wasn't emotionally invested... while I was curious to find out what happened next, I didn't feel for the characters
What I Learned:
  • I think, I need to be in the right mood for this this genre (paranormal) 
  • Am I too rational for paranormal books? :) I need to go read The Juniper Game by Sherryl Jordan to see if I still love that book! I read it when I was a teenager, it's about telepathy. After I read it, I bought my own copy. In fact, I bought two, because I forgot I already bought one previously! Needlessly to say, I hadn't re-read it since... I really should since it was one of my favorite books back then! In fact, I thought if I ever had a daughter, I should name her Juniper :)
Read this Author again?
  • Maybe. Depends on the story. Not sure if I'd read the rest of the series. I'd probably just google to read the spoilers :) 

Overall Rating: 
3 Stars. Just okay for me. Wasn't in the right mood.

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1 comment:

  1. As you know like you I am not really into YA but this one took me on a visual journey, I kept going back to the prophecy to understand, but I enjoyed that.

    I enjoyed the 2nd Guardian of the Gate but loved this one, can't say you would like it more Christa, more YA feeling in my opinion.

    BTW - I do not do vampires etc but I like the idea of powers etc, definitely have to be in the mood.