The Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink, 343 pages
RIP IV Challenge; Young Adult
The cover drew me in at Walmart a few weeks ago. The statues, with the red rose was so striking. I have so many books I already know I want to read that it felt weird to just pick up a random book I had not heard of before. The inside flap description made it sound perfect for the season, that is, the spooky Halloween season and the RIP challenge.
Twin sisters, Lia and Alice, discover that they have inherited a legacy, a vital role in a prophecy that could spell the end of the world, with demons and lost souls wrecking havoc on the world. Set in the 1890s in eastern United States provided an unusual time period. I didn't always feel the time period profoundly, it could have been in many time eras just as easily.
Lia and Alice realize that they cannot trust each other as they will be on opposite sides of the prophecy. Lia narrates, so we mainly see her side of the story. Lia was a strong character, searching for ways to do the right thing. And unfortunately, it is a part of a series that isn't written yet! I will have to wait to find out how the sisters will attempt to end the prophesy once and for all. I haven't read a lot of young adult fantasy, paranormal books so I'm not the best judge of these books. I enjoy them, but as a change of pace. It kept my interest and has a plot with ancient legends that is very original.
also reviewed by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie