Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review: Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink


Novel: Circle of Fire
Author: Michelle Zink
Pages: 359
Genre:Young Adult/ Supernatural

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.

5 Stars. 
Hands down. 
In fact I need a new rating system so that I can make this 6 stars.

Wow. Let me start off by saying that I was rendered speechless for a good ten to fifteen minutes after finishing this. Considering this is me, author, writers, public speaker, person who loves to be social and can almost always find the words she needs to say or type... that says something. I am still in shock. Luckily, now I am able to voice more about it... or well, type. If I was trying to talk I might be stuttering right now.

Lets start by saying that I really admire Michelle Zink. Her writing style is so beautiful and fluid that you feel like you aren't reading a novel, you are being lead through one. I loved Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian of the Gate! Knowing this was a trilogy I had mixed emotions about reading Circle of Fire. I never like when a series ends. It can bring a series together and make it something even more beautifully profound or dig a grave for it and mean I am donating my copy to the library. This novel was beautifully profound and made this series unforgettable for me.

It wove a tragic yet beautiful tale into something so breath taking you have to pause every once in a while and just let yourself enjoy the moment. Savoring the way that the novel takes you over and lets you see the journey of these two sisters who have had their lives torn in two by their own destinies. I read because I love to read and find it entertaining, this novel was more than that. You don't just enjoy the story, you feel like you are a part of it and have to keep reading because Lia's fate is mixed with your own.

Overall, unforgettable and a series I have a feeling I will re-read often in the future.
I can hardly wait to see what Michelle Zink comes up with next. After this series I have faith that whatever she publishes next will be a wonderful read. I can hardly wait to enjoy A Temptation of Angels March 20, 2012!

Would I suggest you read it:

Yes. I would 100% suggest this to anyone. This series has what every great story needs and more. It is a sweet escape, beautifully written and it can make you feel such an array of emotions. Michelle Zink is an author I am always going to look for on the shelves in the future thanks to this series.


  1. Wonderful! You know, I have these books in the library, and have read about them, but have never really been compelled to read them. Now I feel a compulsion.... Thanks!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I am in love with Michelle Zink and her writing! She writes beautifully! And Circle of Fire was a very good end, even though it had me bawling my eyes out! Great review!

  3. This is the second review I read of this book today. It wasn't even on my radar and now I can't wait to read it. great review!