Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers.
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 sisters 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.
While Prophecy Of The Sisters is an incredibly beautifully crafted tale with a hint of historical and paranormal elements, I didn’t love it as much as I had hoped.
I can see why it’s received so many amazing reviews; great plot, great characters, great setting, great writing. I definitely acknowledged and enjoyed it all. But for me, personally, towards the middle it began to drag to the point where I wasn’t all that excited to pick it up again when I put it down. The ending certainly redeemed it though, and while Prophecy Of The Sisters isn’t one of my favorites, I’m definitely excited for the sequel- Guardian Of The Gate.
I love the historical feeling that it has. I usually tend to stray from historical novels since my attention span concerning them is very tiny, but I appreciated that Michelle was able to subtly tuck it into everything else that was going on in the story without overwhelming me.
Overall, Prophecy Of The Sisters is a haunting yet wonderfully written story that manages to balance paranormal events and teenage angst even set in the 1800s. Though it was a bit slow for me, I definitely recommend it to any fans of scary YA fiction!