Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday 13: Prophecy of the Sisters

Waiting on Wednesday is the one day during the week where you don't have to feel dirty for lusting after so many books :P Its creator is the fabulous Jill of Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink:

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.

It's Little, Brown's lead YA title for next week, which means it's supposed to be really, really good. Fun! I didn't like the cover a whole lot when I first saw it, but I gotta say, it's growing on me. Doesn't it look...creepy, in a way?!

Find out more at Michelle's MySpace page or on the Amazon page.

16 comments:

Amy said...

oooh, this one does look really good! Great pick. :)

Taren said...

I love the cover. It reminds me of the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Lenore said...

Yes! I want to read this one. Never had a sister, but I am fascinated by twin stories.

ali said...

Whoa ... this one sounds tres interesting! I have to admit though, I'd normally not pick up a book with this kind of cover. I think it just looks ultra different to the usual YA covers ... or maybe I just see pink fluffy clouds everywhere or something ...

Marie said...

I read this one... it was awesome!

Deeheartsbooks said...

I read this. It has a good idea, but it's actually really, really boring and kind of a rip off of Gemma Doyle. I'm trying not to spoil it. The girls are all really dumb. They go places for no reason. They can't figure anything out. Until all of a sudden they figure it out. For no reason! Maybe the second one will be better. But this one was all boring set up. :PPPPPPPPP

Anonymous said...

This is of concern to no one, I'm certain, but I'm writing a YA right now and picked the name "Lia" for a main character. I seriously thought I made up the spelling (rather than using Leah). Now this book has the same spelling and the previously posted-about Laurie Halse Anderson has a same named/spelled charater. So much for my "originality." Hmm... if only I could have their lead title status.

This book's cover creeps me out. In a good way, I think.

Steph Su said...

Hmm, the cover IS kind of creepy--and creepy in a keep-me-up-shuddering-until-four-in-the-morning kind of creepy. But I hope to read a review of it on your blog soon so I can decide whether or not I want to read it!

Chayenne said...

I'm putting this on my TBR based solely on the cover. :D I love twin stories, although the twins in my family (we have a set of twins in each generation; it runs in the family) always resent that twins are depicted as creepy and otherworldly haha.

stargirlreads said...

I love that cover!!!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm liking the cover as well and I think it sounds like a really good story. I'm pretty interested in twin stories as well. :)

-Lauren

Amee said...

Wow, sounds like the relationship I have with my sister. You know, I've always wondered what it would be like to have that close sister relationship girls always seem to have. I bet the girls end up friends in the end of this book too. Totally not reality. Let me know if they remain more distant than close. If so, then I might read it.

Reader Rabbit said...

This looks good. *adds to wishlist*
Amee, my sisters and I are close, at least to a point. But it's never going to be those perfect relationships the sisters in books have.

Especially since RR2 is a bit weird. ;)

Bookworm said...

Creepy cover....the girl's eyes are seriously freaking me out!

mzink said...

Aw, thanks, Steph!

I won't spoil the story for any of you, but (and this one's for you, Amee!!!), I WILL tell you the sisters are do not remain, er... close. Heh.

Thanks for all the comments, guys!
<3

Oh, yeah, and for Anonymous! Sorry about the name! It's actually a nickname for my MC from her given name, Amalia, which was a fairly common name in Victorian times.

Anonymous said...

I've read this book, and I have to say it's pretty freakin amazing! I don't know what the other reviewer means. These girls are far from dumb; they have to decode an ancient riddle and the main character has to figure out her part in a biblical prophecy. It's far from boring, and other than the setting, it's completely different from A Great and Terrible Beauty, which I also enjoyed. One of the things I like best about this book is that it features strong, intelligent female characters, and they don't rely on men to save them every five minutes!

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