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An ancient prophecy divides two sistersOne goodOne evilWho 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 tattoolike mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trustThey just know they can't trust each other Lia and Alice Milthorpe are twin sisters that just became orphans Their father has died a mysterious death, just as their mother did many years earlier Following this tragic incident, Lia finds a tattoolike mark on her wrist, her first clue that she is entangled in a mysterious prophecy that has a history of turning sisters against each other Lia finds herself doubting whom to trust and what her role in the events shall be You know that quote the opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference? Well, that's how I feel about this book I just didn't care about it at all The book wasn't bad When a book is bad, it works up negative feelings for me, and I end up with a ranting review of several pages This book, however, was meh to the extreme.Everything was dry, lifeless as a limp noodle I could tell it wanted to be a gothic, A Great and Terrible Beautylike tale, but it wasn't Not in the least There was no drama or tone or action Lia had no personality and her narrtive consisted of telling rather than showing All the characters did was sit and talk, walk and talk, ride horses and talk Alice was supposed to be a big bad sister that Lia was once close to, but I didn't get that impression Alice and Lia were already distant by the beginning of the book, and perhaps if Zink had started out with them close, that would have createdtension There is also a love interest that doesn't even deserve mentioning And the Prophecy was all too easy to figure out I was ages ahead of the characters and felt like a girlfriend tapping her foot, waiting for her boyfriend to catch up with her at the mall There were several surprises, but I wasn't particularly surprised I rarely don't finish a book I believe in giving a book a chance Well, I got to page 250 of this novel, and I couldn't care less about the ending Huh You know a book is flat when I say couldn't care less I hate that expression There was this girl in middle school who said that about everything and I just wanted to punch her in the face AnywayThis book is a definite miss for me, which is kind of disappointing The premise seemed intriguing, but as I didn't even finish the book, I doubt I will be reading the sequel I am still astounded as to how people gave this book such good reviews How did I miss that spark? Alas, my favorite thing about this book remains the cover. It's my book! I can't NOT give it five stars!!! :D I really do not like to give books bad ratings I feel like an author puts a lot of energy into writing a book, and I should respect them for that But, there comes a time when I am forced to do what I don't care to do, rate a book poorly Such was the case with Prophecy of the Sisters I went into this book with an open mind, and I was curious to see what Ms Zink could do with the concept of sisters who are on the opposite side of an ancient battle between Heaven and Hell, if you will.What were my issues with this story?First of all, I don't feel that much was actually accomplished here Mainly the situation was discussed, again and again with various people, and it was done in a rather vague fashion The writing didn't come to life for me The worldbuilding was too pallid, and I never felt engaged into this story The Victorian setting was not as vividly fleshed out as I would have likedthere was a generic historical feel to the story, instead of getting a distinct sense of time and place I think that Ms Zink did establish a gothic tone, but not to the degree that the sense of unease that should have been evoked was a sustained one Honestly, for the serious nature of what these two sisters faced, it was very hard for me to actually care There were only a couple of moments where I felt a sense of urgency and dread I didn't feel that the characters were very welldrawn either Lia seemed a little bit wishywashy to me I felt that she had made her choice and was committed, but I didn't see a real sense of urgency or purpose in her Alice, her sister, had chosen the opposite of Lia, she too seemed detached from the entire situation I feel that the author wanted the reader to get a sinister vibe from Alice, but she seemedpetulant and skulking than frightening.It's never a good sign when a reader has to force herself to keep reading, and constantly checks the page count That's exactly what happened to me here I was determined to finish this book because I needed it for my A to Z challenge, and not because I was compelled to find out what happened Sadly, one of the few parts that engaged me filled me with such a sense of rage, I had to restrain my intense desire to fling this book against the wall with all my might I don't think I could possibly have beenangry at something that occurs in this book, and Lia's lackluster reaction to it Certainly, I understand the value of picking one's battles, but the manner in which she dealt with her sister's highly heinous actions was inappropriately subdued I wanted to hate Lia for showing such passiveness and I certainly despised Alice for her cruel, selfish act that she tries to write off as not having had a choice in committing You always have a choice Certainly, one of the few redeeming parts of this book is that Lia didn't give in to what was suppposedly her fate, but made a choice to break the cycle, although I wish I sawaction from her from that standpoint.To sum up, I was highly disappointed in this book I don't like to say that a book is bad But, this was certainly not a book I enjoyed or was happy with the reading experience Instead, I am glad that I got it over with, and I am able to move onto other books which will engage me and enthrall me in the way that such an interesting concept like the one presented in Prophecy of the Sisters should have done, although it failed in the end in doing so It is my hope that the forthcoming books are able to compensate for this book's shortcomings for other readers As for myself, I have no desire to continue this series. Nothing happens in this book! People take walks and talk Then they ride horses and talk Then they go into town and talk All the girls are dumb The only interesting one is Alice She was only interesting because she's evil This book is a rip off of A Great and Terrible Beauty Gemma Doyle is way better than this Definitely skip.