Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Review: Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

Book: Circle of Fire
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters #3

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.

Circle of Fire is the final book in the Prophecy of the Sisters series by Michelle Zink. The story follows the adventures of Lia and Alice, the twin sisters, and their roles as Guardian and Gate. It is the final war.


Lia: Lia is the protagonist She has a mission. She has to stop evil one and for all. But is she strong enough to do it? Lia is a very amusing character. She is not perfect. She's torn between Dimitri and James. Who would she choose? I think that Lia chooses very wisely. She is caring and loving. She undergoes challenges that tests her relationship with characters. I think that her character is very well developed.

Dimitri: He's a member of the Grigori brothers, sent to protect Lia. First of all, I must thank Michelle Zink for writing Dimitri's character. He's a gentleman, always there for Lia, protecting her. He'd do the impossible for her. Also, I admire how he doesn't push Lia in the love relationship. He takes everything step by step. His love for Lia is very deep.

Alice: She's Lia's twin sister. She is controlled by the spirits. She is quite a complex character. Like she has a struggle. She loves her sister, but she has to fight against her because of a prophecy. She doesn't appear much in the book, but I must say, whenever she appeared, her scenes were quite well developed and wonderfully written.


I think this book's plot was very well-thought and planned. It fits perfectly with the story. It shows that the characters are indeed in danger and shows how vague their fate will be. Would you guess what happens next? No you wouldn't.

Writing Style:

This book is beautifully written. Lia's voice is very authentic which develops her character quite well. The first person narration even makes it easier to understand Lia. There were lots of twists and turns lurking in every page. Especially the ending. I did NOT expect that.

The pacing in this book was perfect. There wasn't a moment where I felt it slowed down or went too quickly.

There's something that stands out in this series. It is the setting. Yes, the setting is dazzling. Carriages, horses, formal dresses. It is just a spectacular escape from modern world books.


Finally, I'd like to talk about the ending of this book. The ending is bittersweet. It was sad but had a glimpse of hope.

I think it was a perfect way to end this series. It exceeded all my expectations.

I only think the final confrontation should have been a little more detailed and action-packed, but it's okay.

To end this review, I'd like to thank Michelle Zink for creating this remarkable series. I really loved it.

You all should read this series.


  1. Great Review! It does sound pretty interesting! Im glad you enjoyed it =) Might give it a try sometime!

    Farah @MajiBookshelf

  2. yeah you should try it :) its an amazing series. anyways thanks for commenting :D

  3. Congrats on the blog!!!! I'm going to follow you right after I leave this comment hehehehe. I <3 the design twitter buddy! YAY great to hear you enjoyed it!!! I still need to start this series lol! I just adore the covers :) The characters and writing make this series seem worth picking up. Great review!


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  4. woo...thanks for this comment :)

    yeah the series is awesome! and thanks for the design compliment :D