An ancient prophecy divides two sisters-
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.
First Impression: Excited. Looked interesting and exciting. I was going to buy this but Alex had it so I opted against it.
So this book is the first in a trilogy. Which is very apparent over the course of the novel. I enjoyed the novel, but it had very little action and excitement. The novel is an introduction to the next two books, Lia discovering the secrest behind the prophecy and what she has to do to fulfil it. It was paced decently with enjoyable characters, but I found the book to be overal mediocre.
I found the book to be quite similar to the Gemma Doyle Trilogy - Late 19th century, paranormal world, herione trying to save the world from evil. I enjoyed Gemma more as a character - I mean she's one of my favorites. Lia seemed very ordinary to me. Hopefully the next two books bring out more in her. The plot in Gemma Doyle was better, but this book has potential. I'm looking forward to finding out how this will end. I'm just saying that it's a bit of a slow start to the triology.
I will read the next two books, but at this point, I'm not dying for them.
Final Impression: A little disappointed - I had really high hopes for the book. I'm not saying it was bad, not at all, but I was expecting too much.
Favorite Character(s): James. Anyone with the name James makes me swooooon.
Add to the shelf?: We'll see how the next books turn out.
I found my name again!