Sunday, August 9, 2009

Prophecy Launch #4!

So far we've seen what Adele, Devyn and Vania have to say.. Today we invite Shayla from The Book Explorer to share her thoughts!

Prophecy of the Sisters is set in the 1800’s , where it focuses on a set of twin sisters, Lia and Alice, who haven’t truly begun to realize what they have been born into. A series of incidents happen including a death, the sudden appearance of a mysterious mark, the making of new friends with an outsider and spirit talker, and learning of an ancient prophecy, throw Lia into an age-old war that she doesn’t feel ready to accept. Lia soon learns that it isn’t as easy to choose good when everything about you yearns for evil, as if it is her destiny to commit such atrocious deeds, and that those she thought would never harm her would do just that as she faces off with her twin sister Alice. It is hard for Lia to keep on the path that she has chosen, but with her two friends next to her, she takes the next step to put an end to the prophecy once and for all.

This book can be summed up in very few words. Mesmerizing, Captivating and Exhilarating are a few that come to mind. The plot is an original one based off a myth from the Bible including the Watchers. It is also a fun story to make it a battle between twins that has gone on for centuries from mother to daughters. Michelle also adds a spin to the story by setting it in early day American with a gothic style instead of the typical gothic England.

The dark, gothic setting instantly brings up the memory of some classic books, particularly Jane Austen’s novels or Wuthering Heights. Michelle Zink captivates the feel of the setting perfectly, creating an awesome story that many will love for generations to come. I personally can’t wait to read the second and third book in this series.


Thank you Shayla for your wonderful thoughts on Prophecy!

Next week look out for some readers who thought Prophecy was delightful!



  1. Aw, thanks so much for the kind words about Prophecy, Shayla. It means so much to me to know that my book speaks to readers, especially readers who spend as much time reading great books as you do!

  2. I can't wait to read this and I loved how you put an interview with another blogger about the book.