Title: Guardian of the Gate
Author: Michelle Zink
Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters (#2)
Other Titles in the Series: Prophecy of the Sisters (#1), Circle of Fire (#3)
Summary (goodreads.com): 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.
I liked this book a lot more than its predecessor. A lot of things actually happened in this book. Yeah sure we learned more about the prophecy and the spectral world and stuff that we had already learned in the first book, but we also got to see the sister safe haven Altus. I liked that there was more adventure in this book and Lia and her friends got out of that freaky old house. This also wasn’t as Victorian as Prophecy of the Sisters, there was way more romance and it was generally more exciting. So if you loved the first book or if you were a tad disappointed like I was this is a good read either way.