Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review: Prophecy of the Sisters

Prophecy of the Sisters
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Unbeknownst to Lia and Alice, they are part of a prophecy. The first sign appears on Lia’s wrist after she, Alice and their brother Henry bury their father. It’s a raised welt in the shape of a snake eating it’s own tail. Later Lia notices a couple of local girls, Sonia and Luisa, with the same welt on their wrist. It turns out they are all part of an ancient prophecy involving twin sisters. One sister is the gate, and the other is the guardian. The “gate” is all that stands between humanity and Lucifer. If the gate is opened, Lucifer shall be loosed upon the earth to wreck the havoc of the apocalypse.

Classic case of good vs. evil, God vs. the Devil…all that stands in the way is a couple of 16 year old girls in the late 19th century. Of course one is on the side of God and one on the side of the Devil. While the book is beautifully written I found the story moved much too slowly for my liking. I also found the storyline a bit too predictable. That aside, this is the first book in a trilogy, and I’m hoping it was the backstory that mostly bogged down the story. I’m planning on reading the second book, in the hopes that the pace picks up and the story takes on some more exciting elements.

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