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Really Ravishing Review (Prophecy of the Sisters)

literati_rain66 Sunday, July 25, 2010 ,
Prophecy of the SistersReview of Prophecy of the Sisters, by Michelle Zink.

Quickie: Good read, enjoyed unraveling the mystery with the characters. Definitely one to try.

Full: Lia and her twin sister Alice are left orphaned when their father (their mother died some time ago) dies under mysterious circumstances. Lia's friend James stumbles upon an ancient, hidden book in Lia's father's library as he and his father work to catalog all the books there. The book contains a prophecy- one that Lia will soon come to realize includes both her sister and herself... and a whole lot more.

I was swept right into Prophecy of the Sisters. It's set in the 1800's, and the setting adds to the mystery wonderfully. Lia was a great character, in my opinion, because she was sweet yet unafraid. She wasn't perfect, she wasn't a goody-goody, and she admitted to her "untoward" emotions and thoughts. I like that.

This was a good strong start to the trilogy. I was a bit surprised at the ending, I was expecting more of a bang, but it left me both satisfied and ready for the next installment.

And can I say that I'm really bummed that they changed the cover? I imagine their reasoning was something like, "YA should look contemporary", or "We should put a real girl on the cover", or "This cover isn't selling". Maybe it really wasn't selling well, I don't know. But eh, I think it was a bad move. The original cover is pretty, and actually relates to the book. The new covers don't make me think "1800's Gothic mystery" at all. They make me think of The Vampire Academy.... which is completely unrelated. *end rant*

4 out of 5 stars.


Nikki-ann said...

Great review! This book definitely sounds like one to read.

Covers can be hit and miss, but for me they should be one that draws you in... I've bought countless books just based on the cover!

literati_rain66 said...

Thank you!

Yes, yes they can. I, too have bought books because the cover was great. :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great review!! it is strange how they changed the cover.

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