I just received an advance reading copy of PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink. I know, it's Sunday, but it had to travel to get here, through the mail to a friend's house, she dropped it off at the library, my husband picked it up and snowmobiled it home. So, I've been waiting. And it's so worth it!
My first impression when I pulled it out of the envelope was wow, look at the way they made the cover look old and worn. So cool. I love that. The raised purple font used for the title and author's name is beautiful. The jeweled snake is interesting. It reminds me of broaches my mom used to wear when I was a teenager. I hated it when she wore those! After studying the cover for a while I noticed that the snake's shadow has a forked tounge while the jeweled snake does not. Intriguing. Another thing, I'm a sucker for decorated pages. I love the flower detail surrounding each page number. The books cover on Amazon is different than the one I have, by the way.
The story itself sounds intruguing. Here's what it says about the book on Amazon.com: 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.
Debut novelist Michelle Zink takes readers on an unforgettable journey where one sister's fateful decision could have an impact of Biblical proportion.
I was pulled in immediately when I read the first few pages. There is beautiful prose, tension, and intriguing situations right from the start. I can't wait to be able to sit down and really read it. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.