The Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink Review

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 |

I had mixed feelings about The Prophecy of the Sisters. Let's start with the positive, shall we?

The storyline was good. Beyond good- great. Intriguing, suspenseful, and original. I think that's what has attracted so many readers; this is a story that hasn't been told before. We YA lovers flock to these in particular, don't you agree? Also, I positively loved the characters Sonia and Luisa- they were the glimmer of light in the dark subject matter. In fact, I found that all of Zink's characters had genuine personalities.

However, I did feel like the writing quality brought the book down a notch. I hate to say that, because the idea was so unique and well thought-out. But, I felt like it just could have been written...better. I can't pinpoint exactly what I felt was wrong, but sometimes I felt that sentences or paragraphs could have been worded differently.

I believe the good outweighs the bad in this situation, and I will definitely be reading the next installment of The Prophecy of the Sisters.

Rating: 7.5/10

6 comments ♥:

Sarah said...

That's a wonderful way to describe Luisa and Sonia--the glimmers of light :)

Great review!

pirate penguin said...

I can't wait to read this. I actually won it in a contest o.o

thanks for the honest review; It's actually refreshing once in a while to read a review that doesn't always rant about how fascinating the book is. (...although I'm kinda guilty, since my last review was me raving about Hush hush. LOL)

Rhiannon Hart said...

This on sounds like a tough one to review...but I do love a challenge!! It's about four down on my TBR list right now...

Aimee said...

Aww, what a shame you didn't like it as much as I did. Your points appear valid to me though - it wasn't a flawless novel (I can't think off the top of my head what IS a flawless novel) but for some reason the positive stuff really resonated with me.

I like your honestY! Blog with Integrity!

Nina said...

Sounds like a good but tough book.
I like the cover allot! :)

Cate said...

Thanks everyone! Please do read Prophecy of the Sisters; I can't wait to hear what you think!

I like what you said, Aimee- Blog with Integrity!

<3 Cate

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