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Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  3,336 Ratings  ·  302 Reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Published (first published August 3rd 2011)
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The thing is with a book being the last, you expect it to be amazing and almost everything gets wrapped up. The thing is, Circle of Fire does wrap everything up, but it's not that amazing.

Circle of Fire was a disappointment to me because not much happens at all. It's the same thing like in Guardian of the Gate, they just look for the last keys and the Stone. Not much happens. At all.

Lia's anger and distrust (throughout practically the whole novel) towards Sonia got annoying. Learn how to forgi
Kim (The Book Sanctuary)
Reviewed on 07/10/15 (my exams just ended yesterday so here is my very very very late review of Circle of Fire)

Rating: 5 bloody solid Stars

This book was downright sad but beautiful in every way possible. The way Michelle Zink used similes and metaphors fit in so well with the plot and made it flow so well. Most of the characters were well developed, except for maybe Sonia and James, I really wanted to know more of them.

Annabelle Marie Veronica
*****FINAL RATING: 4.85 STARS*****

Because I am incredibly lazy and the worst procrastinator in the history of everything, this review has taken months for me to actually write. On the bright side, this is my second review today! I'm working on it, I'm catching up…but anyway. Circle of Fire was fantastic finish to Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters series. I loved every intense and soft moment of it. I reread it often, especially my favorite parts.

Lia i
Oct 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first book of the series. It was creepy, unique and with just the right amount of romance. The sequel was a disappointment and this final book is no different.

The plot was predictable and I felt like the romance overshadowed everything. What I loved about the first book was that it gave me the chills but the last two books were just meh.

The more realistic part of book was Lia's unwillingness to forgive Sonia.It was a bit narrow minded of her but that's what make it believable.

Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I have completely fallen in love with this series and Michelle Zink's writing. There's such a great cast of characters, an addicting romance, a well written lore and not to mention a setting I love in this series. I get so caught up with the storyline and it's lawless plot, that before I know it I've sat and read the whole book, which is what happened with Circle of Fire.

With the conclusion of the series, Circle of Fire wraps things up nicely and also takes things up a notch, i.e. fabulous chemi
Brittany (Nice Girls Read Books)

What an exquisite finale to a fantastic series! I couldn’t have hoped for more when reading Circle of Fire and I know without a doubt that these characters won’t leave me, even though the final page has been turned.

I’ve become so attached to the characters within Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters series, so much so that I’m really sad to see them go. Each book so far has left me with lots of food for thought long after the last page, and Circle of Fire is no different. I can’t even begi
Nov 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

This was really boring. I can't even begin to fathom why I wanted to finish the series when I barely liked the first two books. What made this positively horrid was the utterly dull writing and the insufferable heroine (Lia). I had to force myself to finish and I suffered horribly in doing so.
I hated Lia, I couldn't relate to her AT ALL. She was a self righteous, holier than thou, hypocritical, self pitying, boring, bitchy fucking bitch cow. Her sister Alice was supposed to be evul yet s
You know what’s awesome? When a series ends, and you’re happy. Nary a complaint to be found.

That’s how I feel about Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink. Everything that I wanted to have happen, happened.

I don’t even know where to begin.

Actually, that’s a lie. I’m going to begin with James. When reading Prophecy of the Sisters, I loved James. He was cute and different, and I liked that he and Lia weren’t completely cowed by the time and customs that they lived within and enjoyed each others company i
Zero star or negative star. It's that bad, trust me.
Comparing with Circle of Fire, Clockwork Angel by Cassie. Clare suddenly reads like it was penned by William Shakespeare.

Circle of Fire is one of the worst final books I had read in the recent period, hitting the rock bottom together with Breaking Dawn, Ascend (final book of the Trylle series) and Rapture (final book of Fallen series.)

If you are determined to read this book, then brace yourself and be prepared for silly love triangle, cardboar
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read and very much adored Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian of the Gate, I was quite excited to see where Alica and Lia's tumultuous journey would end. It was quite bittersweet to read this last installment, since the end of a series is always sad, and I've been reading this one since the beginning. However, I did really like this book, and I'm happy to say that it left off in a great place.

I appreciated that, despite this being the last book in the series, there was still plenty of a
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Circle of Fire

I guess your guessing why I've read this book for like such a long time, well first of all, I've been so busy for weeks already, and I read Exposed first since it was the first ting I practically saw since I had to read Mythology for school so I had to stop with Circle of Fire for a while.

Dimitri as usual made me fall in love as ever, it just made me feel so nice and wonderful to know that a guy like Dimitri can exist maybe not in our world, but in a world even like theirs, the old
Inifinity Dreams
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Éste libro me ha sorprendido un poco por el cambio de los acontecimientos que dió, y sobre todo por la fortaleza de la protagonista aunque hubo momentos en que me desesperaba pero sobre todo por que al final se veía el apoyo que tenía desde un principio y que a pesar de que odié en su momento a Alice, lloré porque al final ella demostró que sobre cualquier cosa pase lo que pase... ellas siguen siendo hermanas, su amor y odio sobre pasó por encima del mal y aunque fué triste y sorprendente ver qu ...more
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You know, I’m really pretty bummed that this is the last of the trilogy. I really am. We may be getting novellas or short stories in the future from the “Prophecy” universe, but at least we now have some sort of closure with the “Prophecy” storyline and characters. it was wonderfully fast-paced – wasting no time with a quick review of the previous books for the reader, we go right from where second book left off. Because of all of this (and more), Zink once again proves herself a powerful voice ...more
As much as I hate to say it, this is one series that I'm fine with saying farewell to. Prophecy of Sisters Trilogy by Michelle Zink, adios, ciao, arrivederci, au revoir...

You get the point.

Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink. What can I say? One half of me felt that it was too rushed, that Zink got sick of writing halfway and wanted to end it faster, with the skipping over many of the details, such as the finding of the Rite and the stone, and Alice's sudden side switching (an all too expected deus
The Fairytale Nerd
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Read my full review at The Fairytale Nerd.

Dimitri is my book boyfriend #2! Read about it here.

Lia's story continues and it takes place in London initially. However, there were parts in the book where the characters travel to neighboring places, the final destination being Avebury. In Avebury, Lia hopes to ends the prophecy.

Lia is still the center of the story. However, in this book, Lia is not quite the same. The book
For my full review please visit my blog: Circle of Fire review @ From the Shadows I Review

My mind has been blown. I knew this trilogy was special when I read book one and was unable to put it down. I fell in love with Michelle Zink's magical way with words in a way I never thought I would. I pride myself on never pre-ordering a book because I have the self control to wait but with this series I pre-ordered not only this book but its predecessor. I fell into the world of Lia Milthorpe and I lov
May 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kelly Kiesel
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Circle of Fire is the conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. The trilogy centers around two twin sisters, Alice and Lia, and a prophecy that has been passed down by the women in their family for generations. Two twin sisters, One the Guardian, the other the Gate. The Gate has the power to bring hell to earth while the Guardian is responsible for keeping the Gate in check. (The review may be a little confusing for anyone not familiar with the trilogy.)

The story starts off
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Go check out my review on my blog: Book Crook Liza

Michelle Zink nailed the ending to this trilogy. Her writing is as beautiful as ever and the characters are wonderful, just wonderful!

I loved seeing Lia come into her own throughout this trilogy. She has grown an incredible amount throughout the books and by Circle of Fire she's a woman. She has faults and you see her overcome them; most of all her ability to trust in others and deal with herself.

We get to know more about Alice and her point of v
Jan 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Bad. Bad, bad, bad. I read the first book because I saw the author speak at Decatur Book Festival and it was pretty decent. A bit of a rip off on Gemma Doyle but it did have an interesting setup with twin sisters, one of which is the 'evil twin'..So it had some promise and I went on to read the 2nd book. The 2nd book is where things veer badly off base (for me). The Victorian setting and feeling is somewhat tossed aside as the girls travel to a place called Altus where women don't have to w ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars. Also on

Damn, what a book! An awesome end to a wonderful trilogy. I really became friends with Lia, Dimitri and the keys. I must admit, Lia was very annoying sometimes. She kept bitching about the fact that Sonia betrayed her. But it was not that Sonia had a choice. I really wanted to smack Lia and tell her to shut up about it. She messed up the whole friendship with everbody. Brigid was lovely! And I fell in love with Gareth, haha. He sounds adorab
Not quite sure what to think of this trilogy.

First, the pros:
The writing is absolutely beautiful. Michelle Zink has the whole historical 19th century vibe perfectly. The way the characters speak and think, so old-fashionedly and all, is very realistic. And the way she describes scenery has a very lyrical quality to it.

The worldbuilding is quite good too. The Planes, Altus, Avebury- very realistically done as well. The characters have some depth to them, and grew well throughout the trilogy.

Short and Sweet: The Prophecy of the Sisters series has long been a favorite of mine. Zink's incredible writing making the pages fly by. The history. The sibling rivalry. All of it, just amazing. The final book of the series, Circle of Fire, follows in this great tradition. Although it had been a while since I had read the last book, Zink quickly got me back on track. It was finally time to find out how the Prophecy would end. Would it be happily ever after or the end of the world? I was on the ...more
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, fantasy
The first book in this series was awesome. I loved it. These last two have been so disappointing though. I think this would have worked better as a two book series to be honest. I think the stretching required to get three books out of the story were what hurt it in the end.

Nothing seemed to really happen in the second or third books. Particularly this last book it seemed like an endless list of traveling, visiting the Otherworlds, and angsty phrases about ending the prophecy.

Then the end. Seri
Mar 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Εκπληκτική πλοκή, αριστοτεχνικά δεμένη. Στο τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο της σειράς οι συνέπειες της προφητείας βαραίνουν περισσότερο από ποτέ τα κλειδιά και κυρίως την Λία.

Χωρίς να αναφέρω ονόματα μη θέλοντας να σποϊλάρω, μαθαίνουμε και βλέπουμε αφενός το πάθος, τον έρωτα, τη φιλία, την αξία της οικογένειας, ενώ από την άλλη βλέπουμε την καχυποψία, το φόβο και την αυτοθυσία για αυτούς που αγαπάμε. Η αντοχή, η δύναμη και η υπομονή τραβηγμένες στα όρια τους.

Έχει ενδιαφέρον θέμα πλεγμενο μυθολογικά
Neuběhl ani rok a mně se už podařilo celou sérii dočíst. Po prvním díle jsem si řekl, že by se to mohlo zlepšit, že to bylo jenom zakolísaní.
Po druhé knize mi došlo, že se to nezlepší.
Avšak i přesto mi třetí díl přišel o jeden malý atom lepší. Skončilo to tak, jak se dalo očekávat, Lia byla pořád naivní. Síla přátelství vždy vyhraje a... však víte, jak to vždycky skončí. Velká část mě je ráda, že to konečně skončilo a já mohu s čistou duší říci: Další série v knihovničce dočtená. Bohužel, tohl

The book is written very well, and while I did really enjoy the first and second book in this series I think I simply waited too long before I picked this one up. I just didn't really care about the characters or the plot of the story anymore. I had a hard time remembering what all of the terminology was for this series and was often detached from the story/confused by it as a result.

On the plus side, here's another series on my shelf that I have finished!! :)
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Michelle Zink is author of the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, and This Wicked Game. Her next book, Lies I Told, releases Spring 2015.

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Prophecy of the Sisters (3 books)
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  • Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, #2)
“Alice will always be a beautiful mystery. It is one I am content not to solve.I can love her now in her lovely darkness." -Amalia Milthorpe” 1 likes
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