Last week, a coworker asked me if I wanted to read any of the galleys she’d recently been given to review before her upcoming meeting with the company’s sales rep. I pawed through them and took two. I started with Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink.
It’s YA; a historical novel (late 1800s) with a touch of fantasy. Twins Lia and Alice discover they play opposing roles in an ancient prophecy, and each must unravel its meaning and find her place within it on her own. It actually kept me engrossed, and I finished it in a few days. A touch overdramatic in places, but generally a good, quick story with enough history to keep it romantic (big house, sweeping gowns, and the like) and enough fantasy to keep it exciting (a spiritualist, mysterious marks appearing on wrists, and so forth).
My only complaint is that it’s the first book in a series. I’d be complaining less if I’d known that from the start; honestly, I probably would have passed it by. Not that I have anything against series books. It’s just that it’s so darn hard to wait for the next book to come out. Heck, the one I just read won’t even be published until August! I had the same problem with Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games (although about 100 times worse…now that’s a sequel worth waiting for!). I’d rather wait and start the series right before the last book comes out.
What about you? How do you feel about books in a series that’s not yet complete?