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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink


Lia Milthorpe has moved to London in an attempt to better acquaint herself with the prophecy that she discovered that she was a part of in book one.

Lia has to travel to the mysterious land of Altus in order to discover the location of the rest of the pages from the prophecy - the pages that will tell Lia how to end the prophecy once and for all. She has to deal with the mysterious Dimitri and the betrayal of one of the people closest to her. The future of the world rests firmly on her shoulders but will she defeat the prophecy, or will the prophecy defeat her?


The writing in this book is so beautiful. It's captivating, it just draws you into Lia's world as you will her on in her journey. Also this book has my favourite plot twist of the year. I didn't see it coming at all.

I'm actually having a really hard time finding the words to describe the writing as, for me anyway, it was pretty much flawless. It's definitely one of the best written books that I've read this year.


The characters have all been intricately created and are beautifully flawed in ways that can only be described as human. I've found that not many books have flawed humans as characters and just have these super amazing lives that are instantly perfect.

Lia is a girl on a mission, she's filled with such strength and determination and she refuses to bow down, no matter what obstacles are put in her way. She comes across so real and so likeable that you can't help but want to read her story.

My only flaw with this book though comes under this category. I adore Lia's twin sister Alice so much and I'd love to see inside her head. Even if it's just one chapter from her POV it would make this story complete. It would give it another angle and it would be so nice to know what Alice knows.

Anyway back to the positives. I'm not going to mention Sonia and Luisa other than to say that they aren't as involved in this book plot wise and I don't want to spoil the plot for others.

One final character worth mentioning is new boy Dimitri. I've got to say I think he's fantastic. I love him.


A wonderful, absorbing read. It's such a beautifully written book with a strong storyline and I have to admit It's one of my favourites of the and the best supernatural type book I've read so far this year.

I've decided to give it 5 stars as it's such an amazing book and my one flaw isn't that major. I recommend this book wholeheartedly [but read book 1 first] it's a definite improvement on Prophecy of the Sisters. Michelle Zink is fast becoming one of my all time favourite authors, I can't wait for the conclusion of this thrilling trilogy.

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