Monday, November 7, 2011

Review - Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink (Book 3)

Book Summary from authors site

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.

My Review - 4 Great to the last Drop

I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy.  It felt like a beautiful escape from the world.  Michelle Zink takes me on a visual journey with her words.  I do not like excessive description, Michelle has a exotic way on telling a story with the perfect amount.  I think this trilogy would be beautiful as audio, if Michelle Zink was reading portions of her book somewhere I would love to be present and experience that.

This is a story outside of my normal genre, a Gothic adventure with Otherworlds, Souls, Keys and Victorian history.

The beginning of the story was my favourite, Prophecy of the Sisters.  The journey on finding the prophecy, interpreting it while fighting off those that do not want you to succeed.  Lia and Alice are twin sisters but on opposite sides of the prophecy, in this one you see the fight in both of them, trying to find their place and make the best decision.

I enjoyed Lia's dreams, they were so real she didn't know if she was dreaming or it was reality, this gave the book an eerie edge of your seat feeling.

Circle of Fire was a great ending to the trilogy, I was starting to think there may not be a true ending but the journey and discoveries is what really made these books magical in a charming way. 

All the characters were a success in the trilogy.  I enjoyed meeting all the keys, the women with the same secretive tattoo like symbol on their wrists.  The men that captured the hearts of Lia and Alice, this was executed well. There was ohh la la moments for sure, in such a hot perfect way.

The Circle of Fire is the perfect ending to a magical trilogy that is the perfect reading escape.

The covers are gorgeous and the inside of the book has a beautiful leaf like border with a snake face, very relevant to story.  This was a nice added touch.

My Reviews


  1. This is, gasp, young adult! :)

    I have the first two, still haven't read them. :(

  2. You know me so well Michelle :-) this YA won me over, well really the author did. The first by far was my favourite.


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