Review: CIRCLE OF FIRE by Michelle Zink

Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, #3) 
Michelle Zink
362 pages
Publisher: Littlebrown
Release Date: July 3rd, 2012
Source: Hardcover from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.

There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers.

    Filled from cover to cover in Michelle Zink’s lush, descriptive writing, Circle of Fire was a wonderful conclusion to a coveted trilogy. The third, and final, installment in The Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy takes off a few months after Guardian of the Gate left off.

    I found myself diving headlong into Zink’s Victorian world filled with gorgeous gowns, Masquerade balls, and lurking evil. Lia and Alice are as alike as ever, so much so that Lia feels like she’s morphing into her evil twin. On top of that, Alice is trying to wed James – Lia’s previous beau, who knows nothing about the Prophecy that taints their lives.

    Lia’s time is running out and there’s still so much that needs to be done. Another key must be found, a mysterious Stone, and of course, Lia must still try to gain Alice onto her side. All impossible tasks, made even harder by the fact that no one can be trusted and Lia is growing weaker with each passing night.

    The most memorable aspect of Circle of Fire, and all of Michelle Zink’s books (including her upcoming one), is the writing. It’s, as I said earlier, lush, descriptive and classy. And then there’s the plot – incredibly unique, heartfelt, and action packed.

    If you haven’t started this series, all I can say is, what are you waiting for? And if you’ve read the first two and you’re hesitant to pick this up, you should. Circle of Fire is the perfect conclusion we’ve all been waiting for.

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August 27, 2011



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    August 26, 2011

    Great review! Loved this final book in the series! The cover is beautiful like the rest! ;)

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    August 26, 2011

    gosh, i still haven't read the first one! Sounds so good!

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    Lauren M

    August 26, 2011

    I read the first book of this series back when it released, and I wasn't a fan. Everyone seems to love this series, though! Hmm. Anyway, glad to hear the third book in the trilogy is great! Thanks for the review. :)

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    Liz. R

    August 26, 2011

    I really do need to get started on this series! I keep hearing good things about – glad you enjoyed this one! I've got to pick up a copy of book 1 – thanks for the review! :)

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    August 26, 2011

    I read the first one but never made it to book two, I need to go back and catch up! Especially since I just read that Alice is trying to marry James..what?! I need to get back in the loop asap:)

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    August 26, 2011

    Glad the ending of the trilogy was satisfying for you. I have all three books but have only read the first so far. Your review has me excited to catch up on the series!

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    Alyssa@Teens Read and Write

    August 26, 2011

    Zink's writing really works for Gothic romance. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    August 26, 2011

    Wow! This sounds like a great series. So glad that the plot and the writing are both awesome! Thanks for the review, Hafsah! =)

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    August 26, 2011

    I haven't started reading these books, though they were on my WL for a LONG time. I'll definitely have to make sure I pick up the first one since you really liked them.

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    August 27, 2011

    Hafsah, you are an ace reviewer! Michelle is such a beautiful writer, and I loved this series with all my heart. Fabulous take on a great finale :)

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    A Canadian Girl

    August 27, 2011

    I've seen this series around but haven't bothered reading any reviews about it. It looks like I should have since I love the Victorian era and had no idea that this one is set in that age. I'll be adding the first book to my wishlist now.

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    August 27, 2011

    Okay, you've definitely convinced me to continue on with this series! I read Prophecy of Sisters ages ago but for some reason, never got around to the sequel. But your review has roused my interested in these books again, so thanks! Well, my tbr doesn't thank you… :P Great review!

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    August 27, 2011

    I read the first in this series a while ago but haven't yet picked up the second. However, after your review of the third, I think I'll have to finish out this series! Thanks for the review.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

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    December 11, 2012

    I still need to read book 2. But I'm glad you really enjoyed it! I'm really behind on this series but I'm still intrigued by it!