Zink, Michelle Prophecy of Sisters, 343 p. Little Brown, 2009. $17.99. Content: G. Two twin sisters, Lia and Alice Milthorpe, are the central figures in the ages old struggle between good and evil. Lia has only recently become aware of the prophecy, but quickly learns that her sister is her biggest enemy, and has been since before their birth. From what seems to be a mistake, their girls’ assumed birth order was reversed and so have their ordained roles – Lia is to be the Gate (the one decides whether evil shall be unleashed or not) and Alice the Guardian (the one who is supposed to keep evil at bay). With the help of a few good friends and her long time beau, Lia must resist her sister’s evil impulses and find a way to bring peace. This book is so much better than the Hallomere series or A Great and Terrible Beauty. The deep gothic notes are hit just right and the magic is interesting without feeling forced. All of the important characters show depth of emotion and conviction. I can’t wait for the next phase to be unveiled. MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.