Novel by Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters #1)
Opinions seem rather divided on this book, but for me, it was a winner. It had a beautiful setting, and a brooding gothic sensibility, which I adored. I loved the attention to detail, the house and grounds, the mentions of their nightdresses, Lia's love of literature. I liked all of the girls, and Lia's boyfriend. (How could I not love a boy who loves books?!)
The mythology in the story was good. I enjoyed the other worlds, and I even liked the angel and demon thing, which I am not a big fan of, but I thought was a done in quite a fresh way. The story concentrated a lot on Lia dealing with her dark destiny, and trying to learn to use her powers, which I really enjoyed. Some people seem to think the story is slow, but I think it allows for us to really see her struggle, and to create some good characterisations, which allow us to really get to know Lia.
Lia did frustrate me a bit, with the way she constantly pushed her boyfriend away, and I wished she wouldn't do that, because it seemed so obvious that when you push someone away, you risk losing them, and he was the best thing she had.
I also enjoyed learning about her aunt and mother, and their place in the prophecy.
This book was a beautiful, moody vision, and I greatly enjoyed it!