Summary: (back) Sixteen year old Lia Milthorpe has just recently lost her father, leaving her parentless. But when a strange mark appears on her wrist, she realizes she is being branded with much more than her newfound title of orphan. Lia and her twin sister, Alice, are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other.
Lia hides this discovery from Alice and even from her beloved, James, but to escape from the burden this secret bestows she must end the prophecy--before her sister. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the mark on her wrist, the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her, and the downfall the prophecy could bring.
With haunting, lyrical prose, this multylayered debut novel by Michelle Zink takes readers on an unforgettable journey where one sister's decision could have an impact of Biblical proportion.
Review: From the very first pages, I heard the writing so vividly. I really liked this novel because of that. The way the voice matched that time period was like amazing for me! It was easy enough to understand, but it was true to the era and if you don't know, I like historical fiction and myth and folklore kind of stuff. I wasn't disappointed at all.
The book held an appropriate pace and there was action and betrayal. The heartbreak of what Alice did to Henry was evident in Lia's voice. I think I cried during that little part. :(
I think everyone should read it. It has an authenticly youthful voice, but it goes deeper than a lot of YA does. Not too deep mind you or it might be too boring to read. Like the Scarlet Letter. I strongly disliked that book. A lot.
Anyway :) I'm sure all of you will enjoy this one! Hopefully? :)
Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 (its been a while since I've given a five)
This is the actual cover. The one at top is pretty simple, but I think I liked it better than this one. -.- Sort of. Maybe a combination of both? :)