Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Synopsis: 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 sister 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.
Review: This is the story of two sisters fighting on the sides of good and evil. they have recently experienced the loss of their father, and since their mother died years before, they are now left alone with their younger brother Harry and their aunt Virginia. Lia is sweet, caring, and curious to discover the mystery surrounding her father's work and his death. Alice is quiet, dangerous, and may know about the mystery than she lets on. As Lia searches for answer she discovers that her and her sister Alice may be the keys to a prophecy says otherwise. now Lia must go on a journey to answer these questions and find out how she can deal with the prophecy that seems to have a link to worlds beyond her own. The way Michelle tells a story is incredible. The language, descriptions, setting, and characters were perfect for the time period. I felt like I was in the story with Lia and I could visualize each and every detail. My problem for me was in the pace of the story. i felt that maybe the beginning was a little slow, and while the middle picked up pace, the ending left me a few too many questions about Lia, Alice, and their history. I was also frustrated with a few parts of the story but those contain spoilers so I can't really point them out. Overall, if you enjoy a great historical tale, this one is unique and full of possibilities.