Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Review- Circle of Fire

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.

So as this is the last book of the series and that I wasn't thrilled with the last book, I wasn't all that sure about how I would like the last book. But in the end I think it was pretty satisfying. 

I'll start with the characters. For the most part I liked them although I didn't really like the third key, Helena I think was her name, or the last one, Brigid. I think I liked Brigid though pretty well. I was happy that Lia finally made up with Sonia.

 I didn't like Dimitri as usual, he still bugged me because he's so stupidly perfect. I thought it was childish on Lia's part the way she told James to stay away from Alice even though she finally realized that after she saw how upset it had made her sister. 

As for the plot, I was glad to see that it was faster paced than in the last two and I thought that it was interesting to see how Lia's power came into the story and how the souls kept on pushing her down and trying to win her over. 

I was glad to see that even in the end when she wasn't real sure wether or not Alice would help her, that she was strong enough to risk her life to try and save the world from the souls. I thought that some parts could have been different but I enjoyed the ending even though it was sad. I cried a little bit. 

All through all, I enjoyed this book series and I'm sad to see it ended. 

On Goodreads: Circle of Fire

So, what is your favorite book series and why? How many books were in the series? Did it ever result in a spin off series or books?



  1. I'm reading the first book of the series right now and I'm surprised you made it to the third. It's a big of a drag to read and is too slow for me.

    But thanks for the review. maybe I'll carry on reading in the hope it gets better.

  2. No problem. Yeah that's what I've heard; it does have a really slow start. The rest of the series has a faster pace but the second book kinda ruined the whole thing for me. I have the review of the second book up if you'd like to check that one out too. My favorite part about the series was the writing style and the prophecy cause it sounds cool.

  3. I don't really like the writing style. It sounds beautiful but sometimes, Michelle Zink overwrites. but that's just my opinion. I understand the Gothic is poetic and beautiful but sometimes you don't need to spend ten lines describing one single action.

  4. There was this one book I just read where the description was too much. I can't remember what the book was called but it ruined the story for me. But I understand where you're coming from. People like description but at the same time, we like using our imaginations.

  5. And we like to be able to quote funny stuff characters have said. Imagine Harry Potter without Ron's muttering or Fred and George with their jokes!

    I read Spindles End by Robin Mkinley or something and the description was so heavy, I just wanted to die.

  6. I've actually never read the Harry Potter books beyond the first one, but I've seen all the movies! Anyways, I love being able to quote funny things that characters have said.

    I've never heard of that book but yes, it can be too much! Hm...maybe I should write a blog post about writing too much description?


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