Thursday, October 22, 2009

Prophecy of the Sisters

I had been down and out of the beading mojo since the Apex Event thing came into life. Until now we at Creative Outlet haven't had the chance to talk to the real organizers. Nor we had time to surprise them with a visit. Then again we wouldn't know what to say at their Village's security guards- we dont event know who really lives at the address we got from DTI. It was and is a sad thing. So sad that last weekend Din and I decided to give ourselves a break and reward.

Powerbooks is so near our place and what better way to reward oneself with - of course a book will do the trick. Yup, most of the time a good book is all it takes to make us smile and not ponder on the negative things that went our way.

Din got himself a techie book which I wound even try to understand. LOL! I on the other hand was not that too excited to get one but on the last minute as we were walking to the exit doors, a book, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink, caught my eye. The book's cover made an impact of sorts, immediately I read the summary at the back. Though its a simple summary, at that moment I didn't hesitate one bit and just bought the book.

When we arrived home, I started reading and reading and reading. I couldn't take my eyes off the book. Though there are other things I have to do, most of the time I just stare at the book's cover and read the lines as though I am eating my favorite chocolate.

I didnt sleep last night, my agenda was to really finish the book but and I did at 5am this morning but I was surprised that this book is a first of a three or five part series! I couldnt believe my eyes as I read the last page, then I realized this is another series, another saga, another set of books! When when when will be the next book be released??????? I am relieving the feeling of having to acquire and read all of the books that came after The Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford or the feelings I had with all the books of the Twilight Series. I even asked a cousin to get New Moon and Eclipse in Singapore.

But it is the waiting time that makes me more intense, more curious. Waiting gives me the pleasure of re-reading over and over again how sisters Lia and Alice became friends to enemies. The excitement is burning until the next book comes along.

My review: This book is amazing not only for young readers but with old timers like me. It is dark, goth like, mysterious, and really a page turner. I have cried, felt frustrated, been happy, been annoyed and hopeful with this book. Feelings that get me through the waiting time :D


Michelle Zink said...

Carrie! This review MADE my day! It really did. Thank you so much for sharing your experience reading Prophecy.

I know it's tough to wait for the next book in a series (and in my defense, I never intended for this to be a series, but as I was writing it, I realized there was NO WAY I could wrap it up in one book - unless it was 1,000 pages!), but I think Book Two, Guardian of the Gate, will be worth the wait.

In the meantime, I'll try to post a link to your review sometime soon and will also point my daughter to your blog. At fifteen, she's already a devoted crafter and has been thinking about starting a craft blog...


Carrie Marcelo-Cordero said...

Thanks much Michelle for visiting my blog. I am so honored. :)

Im sure Guardian of the Gate will be worth the wait. I called the bookstore where I got the Prophecy and asked them to put me on their list of people to inform if and when Guardian comes in. They are so reliable and they really call.

Im sending good luck wishes to your daughter. I hope she starts a craft blog soon. :)

Again, thanks Michelle for visiting and dropping me a comment.