Review: Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

Lizzie     Feb 9th, 2012     Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews     0 Replies

Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 3, 2011)
Source: Bought
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316027375
ISBN-13: 978-0316027373

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.

I love this series and I’m so sad to see it is over. =/ The first book wasn’t so action-y as the second, and the second wasn’t as action-y as the third. Basically, it got better with every book!

Michelle has a way with words that is so terrific, it holds me in the book and I cannot put it down for hours. It was 10 PM when I started reading and before I knew it, it was almost 1 AM. Oops! I guess for some people, that’s not saying much, but lately, I’ve had trouble getting into books for a few months but I think this book is what finally cured me of that!

I was glad to see that James, Lia’s boyfriend in the first book, had returned in this one. That was the thing that bother me the most in Guardian of the Gate; James seemed to have completely disappeared, though it was for good reason. Still, I thought it was great to see him return. Now, though, I’m pretty partial to Dimitri hehe. ;)

I’ve noticed this trend that series finales are really great up to about the last five or so pages, and then the author throws in some bit that is totally unnecessary. I won’t mention any names *coughcough*Mockingjay*coughcough* but I think we all know of a book like that. I didn’t feel this way at all with Circle of Fire. I thought this had the most perfect ending, and it wrapped almost everything up nicely.

I don’t know what was missing. Probably, nothing was missing. It’s been a while since I read the first books in the series but I felt like something was left out. Don’t take my word on that though. I think I’m just mixing things up. Overall, I really, really loved this book and this entire series. It had one of the best endings I’ve read. It was action- and romance-packed, with a fascinating storyline. I cannot wait to read more from Michelle and I know I’ll returning these books over and over again!

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