Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 87/100
Grade- B

In this highly-anticipated sequel to Prophecy of the Sisters, sixteen year-old orphan Lia Milthorpe continues her quest to end an age-old prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. Having now accepted the responsibilities tied to her role as the Gate, Lia journeys to the uncharted isle of Altus to continue her search for the missing pages of the Book of Chaos--the pages that could tell her how to end the prophecy. Along the way, her courage, strength, and soul are tested in ways she never could have imagined. What's also tested is her loyalty to James.

Meanwhile, twin sister Alice continues to hone her spellcasting abilities, completely ignoring the rules that govern the Otherworlds. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim Lia's role of Gate, and that's not the only thing she wants. There's also Lia's true love, James.

The outcome of this battle between sisters could have consequences of Biblical proportion. And in the end, only one sister will be left standing.
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This series is becoming really addicting. When I read the first book I didn't even realize that there would be two more books until I was finished. I am so glad that there is more.

This second book in the trilogy did just what it was supposed to do. It moved us forward in the prophecy, and the characters developed amazingly. Lia is growing up and making hard choices.

Just like any good series, this book included a twist. I can't tell you much about it, but it was very unexpected, realistic, and believable. It made you think about each decision Lia made in a whole new way.

While on their journey we meet some fantastic new people who keep the story interesting and fresh. We also get to go to new places that won't cease to amaze you.

Overall I would say that Guardian of the Gate was a great continuation of the trilogy and I absolutely can not wait until the next, and last, book. I would recommend this book to anyone who even slightly enjoyed the first book. You will not be disapointed.

-Amanda
Book received free from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I have to check out this series. They sound soo good!

Michelle Zink said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Guardian! So glad you enjoyed it!
<3

MZ

Faye said...

I have 2 read the 1st one! love the covers.