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Friday, December 9, 2011

Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy by Michelle Zink


Book I: Prophecy of the Sisters (6 Aug 2009)

Book Description

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, they find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets. 

Book Description (My Copy)

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.

Book Description

'Without the Keys, something terrible will happen. Something that cannot be undone. And with them, I might bring an end to the riddle of the Prophecy and my strange part in it. If Alice and I are on conflicting sides of the Prophecy, the Keys would be dangerous in her hands. Which means I have to find them. And I have to do it before my sister.' This is the story of sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe's quest to discover her role and her twin sister's in a powerful prophecy that has affected twin sisters for generations. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers - about herself, about her family, and about the danger that goes from haunting her dreams to becoming her reality.

My Shelfari Review:
I am reading right now and I just can't put it down, it's a very very good book :)

[13-Dec-2009] *Spoilers*I finished it just moments ago, I really cried when Alice pushed Henry to his death, it made me so upset, and Lia leaving James with a letter is not fair either, it broke my heart. I am looking forward to the next book, I hope it will be just as good as this one.

I remember seeing the book for the first time. The silver cover with the two statues was so chilling and pretty, I had to get it at once. I was sad to see that the next two covers didn't have the same design as this one.

The Prophecy of the Sisters
Through fire and harmony mankind endured
Until the sending of the Guards
Who took as wives and lovers the woman of man,
Engendering His wrath.


Two sisters, formed in the same swaying ocean,
One the Gurdian, One the Gate.
One keeper of peace,
The other barting sorcery for devotion.


Cast from heavens, the Souls were Lost
As the Sisters continue the battle
Until the Gates summon forth their return,
Or the Angel brings the Keys to the Abyss.


The Army, marching forth through the Gates.
Samael, the Beast, through the Angel.
The Angel, guarded only by the gassamer veil of protection.
 

Four Marks, Four Keys, Circle of Fire
Birthed in the first breath of Samhain
In the shadow of the Mystic Stone Serpent of Aubur.
 

Let the Angel's Gate swing without the keys
Followed by the Seven Plagues and No Return.
 

Death
Famine
Blood
Fire
Darkness
Drought
Ruin
 

Open your arms, Mistress of Chaos, that the havoc of the Beast will flow
like a river
For all is lost when the Seven Plagues begin.

 
 

Book II: Guardian of the Gate (5 Aug 2010)

Book Description

In this highly-anticipated sequel to Prophecy of the Sisters, sixteen year-old orphan Lia Milthorpe continues her quest to end an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. Having now accepted the responsibilities tied to her role as Gate, Lia journeys to the unchartered isle of Altus to continue her search for the missing pages of the Book of Chaos--the pages that could tell her how to end the prophecy once and for all. Along the way, her courage, strength, and soul are tested in ways she never could have imagined.

Meanwhile, twin sister Alice continues to hone her spellcasting abilities, completely ignoring the rules that govern the Otherworlds. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim Lia's role of Gate, and that's not the only thing she wants. There's also Lia's true love, James.

The outcome of this battle between sisters will have consequences of Biblical proportion. In the end, only one sister will be left standing.

Book Description

Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe must journey to the uncharted isle of Altus to continue her search for the missing pages of the Book of Chaos - the pages that could tell her how to end the prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. But the journey will test more than just her courage, it will also test her loyalty to her beloved boyfriend, James. Meanwhile, twin sister Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim Lia's role as the Gate. And that's not the only thing she wants from her sister: there's also Lia's true love. The outcome of their battle could have consequences of Biblical proportions and, in the end, only one sister will be left standing.


My Shelfari Review: 
Okay I've reached chapter 16 and till now the book is going great and I am totally liking Dimitri, he is hot, though I liked James in the first book, Dimitri seems to suit Lia much more, at least he knows who she is and what is she up against. And I loved the parts with Lia and Dimitri hugging and kissing beside the fire at camp.
I am shocked by Sonia, and the funny thing was I thought Louisa was the Soul-crazy one.

I am sorry to say it, but I am really disappointed by this second installment of this series, I loved the first book, I was looking for the second one desperately, but now I am finishing it by force.

First, I really don’t like the whole sister/brother thing, or the idea of living like bohemians on a far away island, it took the charm of the first book and threw it away. It seems wrong, especially that the so called “sisters” should be followers of angels who will save the world.

Secondly, I felt a great change in the characters in order to make the book much more appealing to younger readers, for instance, Louisa who was fun but mature beyond her age, seems like the cool/annoying friend who “went all the way” and is always saying poor comments to Lia who is always mocking her. I don’t know… I am disappointed.


Book III: Circle of Fire (August 3, 2011)

Book Description

Circle of Fire:
Two sisters
United by blood...
And divided by a prophecy that could destroy them both. 

With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help--or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister--and maybe still does. James doesn't know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.

There are some secrets sisters aren't meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers.


Book Description

Now that Lia has found the missing pages of the Librum Maleficii et Disordinae, or the Book of Chaos, the end of the Prophecy is in sight. While Lia tries to save James from Alice's sinister grasp, she unlocks the prophecy's final mystery and a caveat that may put an end to any hope of ending the prophecy; to close the Gate to the Beast forever, Lia must convene in an ancient ritualistic ceremony with all four keys at Avebury. But that's not all. Alice, as Guardian, must be there as well.

My Shelfari Review: 
I really want to see how all of this war of magic, dreams, souls and angels will end between Alice and Lia... I just can't wait!


Check the official websites:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/prophecyofthesisters/index.html
http://michellezink.com/



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