Prophecy of the Sisters

By Michelle Zink
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316027427, 352pp.)

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“Prophecy of the Sisters is set in the late 1800s, when spiritualism was capturing the imagination of people across the continent. With their father recently dead, twins Lia and Alice find themselves entangled in a prophecy that is centuries old. Michelle Zink had added a new gem to Gothic literature.”
-- Liesl Freudenstein, The Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO


An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-

One good...

One evil...

Who will prevail?

Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.

Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.

They just know they can't trust each other.

About the Author

Michelle Zink lives in New York and has always been fascinated with ancient myths and legends. Never satisfied with simply reading them, she usually ends up asking, "What if?" Sometimes asking only leads to more questions, but every now and then, when everything falls into place just right, a story is born. Prophecy of the Sisters is one of those stories.

Praise For Prophecy of the Sisters

- A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best book list for 2009

- 2010 Texas Lone Star Reading List selection

- Audio Edition received NAPPA Gold Honors

- Selected as a "Top 10 First Novel for Youth" by Booklist

- A NYPL "Stuff for the Teen Age" pick

Praise for Prophecy of the Sisters:
* "Zink does not shy away from grounding her fantasy in the sisters' characters. This arresting story takes readers to other planes of existence." -Booklist (starred review)

* "An intense and captivating story that gives a whole new meaning to sibling rivalry." -VOYA (starred review)

"Murders, secrets, and spirits haunt the Gothic landscapes as the girls work together to sort the prophecy and their places in it; tingly suspense is craftily managed." -The Bulletin

"A captivating tragedy immersed in a world of spells, Samhain and twisting family allegiances." -Publishers Weekly

"This is a brooding, haunting tale of an ancient struggle between living and dead, with two sisters at its heart. It's Gothic, Edwardian, and absolutely un-put-down-able!" -Tamora Pierce, author of the New York Times bestselling Beka Cooper series

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