Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Book review: Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Pages(hardcover): 352

Published: August 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

My tears have dried and I'm finally able to write a review. I cried through the last 30 pages of the book, and that ladies and gentlemen was not because the book was poorly written.

And so the Prophecy begins :
Perhaps because it seems so appropriate, I don't notice the rain. It falls in sheets, a blanket of silvery thread rushing to the hard almost-winter ground. Still, I stand without moving at the side of the coffin.

Tell me what's this book about?
I started out writing a short summary of the book, then I discovered this great video clip where Michelle Zink herself talks about Prophecy of the Sisters. Since I enjoyed watching it I thought perhaps my readers will enjoy this video too.

My thoughts on Prophecy of the Sisters:
I loved it and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book, Guardian of the Gate(release date is August 1, 2010)! It was extremely hard to put the book down, so a take it from me it might be such a good idea to start book if you're only days away from an my exam. If Guardian of the Gate is 10 times better I need to be alone once I get my hands on it. Lock myself up in a room and stay there with my book.

It is hard to believe that Prophecy of the Sisters is Michelle Zink's debut novel. This is a skilfully crafted novel with three dimensional characters. The characters in the Prophecy was so well written that I kind of got sucked into their world. I cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed. I believe that an author has to be really talented to make the readers feel that way about the characters in the story

If you read the first paragraph you noticed the gloomy beginning, this novel has a very Gothic feel all the way through(Michelle also points that out in the video clip). It fits perfect to a story based on a prophecy set in New York in the late Victorian era. Zink has a way of describing things that I could just about feel the rain and the wind seeping off the pages. She never bores her readers with tedious descriptions of things and places, but uses just the right amount of detailed descriptions. See I kind of have an issue with overly detailed descriptions in books, it tends to put a it off the book I'm reading*blush*

If there's one thing I might put my finger on it must be the character Henry, I so wish we'd get to know him a bit better, that he was a bigger part of the plot. Perhaps we will see more of him in the future?

My rating of this book:
4.5 out of 5 stars(I gave it a four star rating on Goodreads, they don't do half a star :( ).
Why I didn't give this book a five star rating? I'm saving it for Guardian of the Gate of course!

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