More Like Prophecy of the Sister

     Title:  Prophecy of the Sisters:  Prophecy of the Sisters #1
Author:  Michelle Zink
Format:  Hardcover
Length:  343 pages
Publisher:  Little Brown and Company
Age Range:  Mid-teen to Adult
Rating:  3 of 5 stars

An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-

One good...

One evil...

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.  -Goodreads

This story was not so much "scarey" as eerie. I was drawn in early on by the author's heart-wrenchingly detailed description of the father's funeral and all of the strange happenings that surround it.
The more that the story progressed however, I became more and more aware of the fact that though the story was supposed to be about two sisters, it centered around one and left the other largely untouched.
This story should have been called "The Prophecy According to Lia", because that is how this story was written.
I think this story would have been so much better if the author would have let the reader hear the voices of both sisters. That would have helped the reader to understand just how much more power Alice was in possession of  than Lia and the full scope of her intentions. Instead, we see only Lia whining about her 'lack of power' while Alice's strength and prowess are constantly being eluded to. It was this imbalance in the storyline that kept my review short of the 5 stars that this book would otherwise received.

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