Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Book Review: Guardian of the Gate
TITLE: Guardian of the Gate
Book 2 of Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy
AUTHOR: Michelle Zink
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: historical fiction, fantasy
PREMISE: Lia and Alice seperately plot and gear up for the final confrontation.
MY REVIEW: There is honestly nothing hugely wrong with this book. It's just as enjoyable and well written and interesting as Prophecy of the Sisters. Unfortunately it suffered from what I call the second book curse.
Second books in trilogys are tough to write, many authors will tell you that. Any reader will tell you that many second books in trilogys stink, with a few exceptions (Catching Fire, The Two Towers). This is not fair because most second books in trilogy's are really stepping stones to the final book of the trilogy. So to the reader, it feels long and trudging no matter how much the author tries.
That is Guardian of the Gate's curse. It's trying to set up the story for the final book. Therefore it feels long and boring even if it is good and necessary for the plot. I'm hoping the final book will be more exciting which it probably will be.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Prophecy of the Sisters, Gemma Doyle Trilogy fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five medallions