Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink 5 of 5 stars.
AN ANCIENT PROPHECY
DIVIDES TWO SISTERS--
WHO WILL PREVAIL?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.
They just know they can't trust each other.
Michelle Zink's first published novel is a gothic fantasy that easily rivals that of Libba Bray. Prophecy of the Sisters is a wonderfully dark story filled with frights and delights from beginning to end. The book is beautifully written from the point of view of the sister Lia. Though you see through her eyes you begin to question even the narrator when it comes to which side she is on, the good or the evil. Though the book was very dark and held little humor I enjoyed it immensely. It reminds my a great deal of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. Don't let that fool you, though. The originality of this story is hard to find in bookstores these days. Hidden behind much worn plots, this book is free of common cliches and will make you wonder if a happy ending is at all possible. That alone is something I like. I don't want to start reading a book knowing that its going to end well, despite whatever danger the characters are currently in. This is something that will really keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
I can't wait to read the next book!
For fans of: The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Devil's Kiss, Oracles of Delphi Keep