Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Book Inspection: Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (@MichelleZink)

Plot Sketch: Lia and Alice, twins born via Caesarean section in the 1870s, are born both into privilege and into destinies to fulfil a roll in an ancient prophecy. When Lia learns her destiny, she finds that Alice has known hers for a very long time. The prophecy puts them at odds with each other, but that doesn't mean that they don't still love one another. They know they cannot both accomplish that which they set out to do, yet it does not deter either from seeking the end that they each desire. This is the story of their struggle; a struggle to keep Samael from ever coming into this world and bringing his chaos. This is the story of the Guardian, the Gate, and the Keys, and the Sisters.

Verdict: I Heart It! It was hard for me to write a plot sketch without giving away too much. I really really liked Prophecy! Here's the third on my list of books that I'm giving at Christmas. Not only is it dark haunting and apocalyptic, it's a well-crafted story that kept me guessing (well, for most of it) and that made me want to read more, right now. I appreciated the fact that while there was a love interest, it was not a burgeoning one, it was well-established. I definitely recommend that you buy this book and add it to your collection. It's a great story, there is more to come, and the book itself is gorgeous.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
upstate New York, 1890

What is the main character's name?
Lia Milthorpe

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
I love Lia. Lia is strong, but fair. She's forgiving, but independent. I really like that she is not afraid to fulfil her roll even though it was not the one intended for her. She's got mega girl power.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
I read it while I had the flu, so I read it over the course of a few days, but total reading time was not a lot.

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?

Is this a good read for Monster?
Yes. Though the MC is a girl, it is not a girly book. I recommend that guys read it (Monster wants to read this one!)

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
Interesting? There is no lack of interesting in this novel.

What was I Heart Monster's favorite line?
"Two sisters, formed in the same swaying ocean, One the Guradian, One the Gate."

How many chapters were in the book?


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Publish Date: August 1, 2009 *though it is shipping from Amazon, and probably in a bookstore near you!*
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316027421

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