Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, #2) by Michelle Zink
Published: August 1'st 2010
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Page Count: Hardcover, 240
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Paranormal
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The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences. As sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's also Lia's boyfriend James.
Lia and Alice always knew the Prophecy would turn those closest to them against them. But they didn't know what betrayal could lead them to do. In the end, only one sister will be left standing. - Good Reads
I really loved the first book in this series and of course had to continue as soon as possible and find out what happened to Lia and Alice. And Guardian of the Gate did not disappoint! The beginning started out a little slow, but soon I was completely sucked in.
I don't like to give any spoilers away in my reviews, just because that's no fun, but I will say that this book was full of surprise and adventure. There were quite a few new surprises thrown in that I did not expect at all and I can't wait to see how they play out in the final book Circle of Fire, which just came out luckily enough!
This book had much more romance than the Prophecy of the Sisters. I like romance and look for it in the novels I read usually, so of course I welcomed it with open arms. The romance had a few minor faults, but I found I was personally able to look past them and enjoy the obvious love and support Lia needs. I think that having a shoulder to rest your head on that you trust is vital to get you through tough times and this romance definitely accomplished that.
This installment in the trilogy is really about Lia becoming more comfortable with herself in the prophecy and we see her grow much stronger throughout this book, especially her spirit. I think a lot of her strength comes from the people surrounding her, both the good and bad.
Overall, I'm so glad I pushed through the slow beginning, because this book was amazing and I CANNOT WAIT to read Circle of Fire!
5 out of 5 Hello Kitties