Circle of Fire

Circle of Fire

by Michelle Zink

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ISBN-13: 9780316034463
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Series: Prophecy of the Sisters Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 662,752
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Michelle Zink lives in New York with her four children. Prophecy of the Sisters was her first novel, and was chosen as one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of 2009, and was one of Chicago Public Library's Best Books for Young Readers. It has also been listed on the New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and the Lone Star List.

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Circle of Fire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
The_Fairytale_Nerd More than 1 year ago
LOCATION/SETTING: 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. MAIN CHARACTERS: Lia is still the center of the story. However, in this book, Lia is not quite the same. The book presents her darker side. Here, she is alienating herself from her friends, has serious trust issues, and is a little bit on the wild side, sometimes to Dimitri's enjoyment. There is a completely different Lia from the first and second book. But, Dimitri is still the same as in Book 2 - protective and supportive of Lia. Only this time, more romantic and... hornier. It is obvious that he feels so much for Lia, and we see here that he is completely devoted to her. As to Alice, I have to say I am surprised to see her human side - her sisterly side. WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT: ** spoilers ** The time is ticking, and Lia must find the remaining key. She does, and it happens unexpectedly. The only thing remaining is for Lia to convince Alice to close the gate. Alice declines saying that all her life, she has devoted herself to the cause of the souls and Samael, and then wishes Lia all the luck in the world. Without Alice, Lia will not be able to close the gate. She felt hopeless and can sense already her impending doom. However, she must try close the gate while she is still in full possession and control of her soul. She feels that as time goes by, she will eventually give in to Samael. Hence, Lia's little group travel to Avebury in the attempt to close the gate to Samael, thus ending the prophecy once and for all. All that, and her burgeoning darkness are what is placed on Lia's shoulders in the story. Here, we see that the souls are slowly eating Lia up. Although she is strong, we see her weakness and darkness that we have never seen before in the first two books. It's probably safe to say that she is her own worst enemy. Good thing that Dimitri is by her side; he is the one thing that keeps Lia sane. Their relationship is taken to the next level in this book, both emotionally and physically. ** spoilers end ** LOVE: I love how Michelle Zink writes. Her storytelling prowess just amazes me. While reading the series, I was taken to Lia's world by her descriptions. The dialogue fits the time period, but is easy enough for the book to be a quick read. I love Lia and Dimitri's relationship. Although their scenes in this book are mostly fueled by their hormones, I could really feel Dimitri's despair knowing that there is a big possibility that he might lose the one person that he wishes to spend forever with. NO LOVE: I hate that this is the last book in the series. Truly, I am saddened that this series ends with this book. I read it very slowly because I just didn't want to reach the conclusion. FAVORITE CHARACTER: Dimitri. As opposed to all the other YA book boyfriends, Dimitri is mature. I don't really know how old he is (he is probably a few years older than Lia), but to me, he doesn't act like a teenager. He is already man. In this book, I feel that he is indeed serious in wanting to spend the rest of his life with Lia. It's just too bad that Lia is doomed. Nevertheless, he continues to be at her side, being there when Lia needs him, and making the most of what time they have left together.
IceyBooks More than 1 year ago
Filled from cover to cover in Michelle Zink's lush, descriptive writing, Circle of Fire was a wonderful conclusion to a coveted trilogy. The third, and final, installment in The Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy takes off a few months after Guardian of the Gate left off. I found myself diving headlong into Zink's Victorian world filled with gorgeous gowns, Masquerade balls, and lurking evil. Lia and Alice are as alike as ever, so much so that Lia feels like she's morphing into her evil twin. On top of that, Alice is trying to wed James - Lia's previous beau, who knows nothing about the Prophecy that taints their lives. Lia's time is running out and there's still so much that needs to be done. Another key must be found, a mysterious Stone, and of course, Lia must still try to gain Alice onto her side. All impossible tasks, made even harder by the fact that no one can be trusted and Lia is growing weaker with each passing night. The most memorable aspect of Circle of Fire, and all of Michelle Zink's books (including her upcoming one), is the writing. It's, as I said earlier, lush, descriptive and classy. And then there's the plot - incredibly unique, heartfelt, and action packed. If you haven't started this series, all I can say is, what are you waiting for? And if you've read the first two and you're hesitant to pick this up, you should. Circle of Fire is the perfect conclusion we've all been waiting for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all the romance and all the twists. It had a conclusion that was happy... yet sad because one sister will die a sad death. It got me crying how much people missed her. I love the twists... espesally with the romance and the ending.
Emma_Michaels More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is one of the best books i have ever read. The only thing i dont like is that it is the last book of Prophosy of the Sisters. :( I read this book in 1 day, 11 hours and 23 min. I dont really like that it is so short but i really enjoyed reading it. Carlson out did herself this time; The book even help me realize what i wanted in life. This book is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and all the books in this amazing trilogy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havn't read this book yet but iam getting it tomorrrow. Soooo excited i hope it is good.
Pbandj07 More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute of it! :)
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I don't normally add animated pictures to my reviews, but when I started this book and got hooked in it, it only seem fitting that I show what I felt. Not only was I gasping for my dear life with all the surprises she is throwing at me, but I was like... WHAAAAAATTTT! Seriously? I mean really! I was sitting there on my couch relaxing as I read this amazing story and them BAM! Out of now where Ms. Zink made my jaw drop! Ms. Zink is one amazing writer and very talented! One thing I enjoyed about this book is the great plot line. Usually with the final book, I see how authors struggle to tie lose ends and most of the time I am not satisfied with the last book. Ms. Zink, left me satisfied. Ms. Zink made me not want to finish the book. Ms. Zink wrote the best ending to an amazing trilogy that for days I could not get it out of my head. Yes. I loved it that much. Everything combined, the characters, the plot, the redemption, is what I long for in a book. This people, is what I live to read. An amazing, thought out, great book that leaves me happy. This book is the BOMB DIGGITY! Look, just take my word and read this book. Read the whole trilogy! Ms. Zink writes beautifully, captures the readers and ensalves them with the world she created, bringing it forth to my eyes. Very satisfying book, The Circle of Fire is one great book!
Joyce Shaw More than 1 year ago
???IS THIS BOOK ANY GOOD???I hope it's good, so I'm giving it 5 stars...
ShiverLover More than 1 year ago
I can not wait to read the epic ending to this fantastic trilogy. I am wondering how she will twist suprises into the book. I highly recomend the first two books so I hope the same from this one.
Decroote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Circle of Fire is the third book in the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. In my opinion, it was the best book in the series. The novel was action packed and very fast paced. Lia almost has everything she needs to banish Samael. She has located and contacted three keys, but still needs the Rite, the Stone, and the fourth key. In the beginning of the novel Lia is lost and incredibly frustrated, it is not helping that time is ticking. In order to banish Samael she must close the gate in two months. Desperately searching for information Lia stumbles upon Victor, a very peculiar man. Victor thinks he has a lead and sends Lia on a wild goose chase to Ireland. There she meets great success and is on her way back to London, ready to confront Samael. Or is she? She is missing one vital piece of information, or rather a crucial person¿.
marcejewels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From my blogI 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.
bookcrookliza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 view about things, which made the book all the more interesting. Dimitri. Pure sexiness. I liked his addition in the previous book and in this book I loved it. He's so swoon worthy! And he respects Lia and he LISTENS to her. He doesn't try to be the boss. He's there for her without telling her what she has to do. Now that there alone makes me love him! Nothing is worse to me than the love interest growling and scowling because the heroine isn't doing exactly what he wants her to do. By the way, I don't think growling or scowling is even mentioned in this book. Thumbs up for that!The romance throughout the book is just the right amount for me. It's consistent without being overplayed and it stirs the emotions. There are some sexual scenes in this book; I found them gratifying (!!!!!!!!!!!!)... I could see that others may not enjoy that though. Overall, just a perfect ending and an exciting read. I laughed, I cried. In fact I think I was almost on the verge of bawling towards the end. That Henry, such a sensitive subject for me!Circle of Fire was totally worth $9.99. Or in my case 900 swagbucks that I saved up to convert into two $5 amazon giftcards!
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't normally add animated pictures to my reviews, but when I started this book and got hooked in it, it only seem fitting that I show what I felt. Not only was I gasping for my dear life with all the surprises she is throwing at me, but I was like...WHAAAAAATTTT!Seriously? I mean really! I was sitting there on my couch relaxing as I read this amazing story and them BAM! Out of now where Ms. Zink made my jaw drop! Ms. Zink is one amazing writer and very talented! One thing I enjoyed about this book is the great plot line. Usually with the final book, I see how authors struggle to tie lose ends and most of the time I am not satisfied with the last book.Ms. Zink, left me satisfied. Ms. Zink made me not want to finish the book. Ms. Zink wrote the best ending to an amazing trilogy that for days I could not get it out of my head. Yes. I loved it that much.Everything combined, the characters, the plot, the redemption, is what I long for in a book. This people, is what I live to read. An amazing, thought out, great book that leaves me happy. This book is the BOMB DIGGITY! Look, just take my word and read this book. Read the whole trilogy! Ms. Zink writes beautifully, captures the readers and ensalves them with the world she created, bringing it forth to my eyes. Very satisfying book, The Circle of Fire is one great book!
usagijihen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 in paranormal YA lit with ease and grace in ¿The Circle of Fire¿.I think my favorite part of this book was Lia having to face who she ran away from (the end of book one), and how everything kind of took off from there. Zink very gently inserts the idea that once someone¿s gone, you can¿t replace them (even if you happen to look like them), and we start to see the breakdown of Alice¿s tough girl attitude toward her sister through Lia¿s visions of what¿s going on in Alice¿s neck of the woods. While I¿m sorry we didn¿t get to better know the third key, this was more than made up with by us getting to know the fourth and final key very well on the way back to London. If anything, it made the reader feel like yes, time really is running out for Lia and the keys and everything needs to be put together ASAP, before Samael¿s influence gets too strong. I liked feeling that kind of pressure, it made me really feel as if I were there with Lia, too.But I think the most heartbreaking part of the story is the reality that comes crashing back to us at the end of the book ¿ that of the divided sisters. With Alice¿s one question (¿Can I be good again?¿), I had to put down the book for a few hours because it really kind of chilled me. I think we all ask ourselves that, no matter what age we are, no matter where we are in our lives, even if we¿re children or old folk. If anything, this was far more poignant than any supernatural plot element. This made the sisters feel more real than ever, almost to the point of being surreal. I don¿t have siblings, but I do remember asking that question as a child to various people. Hell, I still do now. Can one be good again? I don¿t think this question pertains just to one¿s actions, but perhaps to the state of innocence/arrogance that is childhood. Can I go back to being innocent? Can I go back to ignorance, not knowing about this or that awful truth? I think Alice is not just asking if she can be good again through her actions, but through the very act of knowing that one day, in some way or another, she¿d have to choose sides. Having to know that since she was a child didn¿t give her a state of innocence that is childhood at all, as she reveals in this third book. Alice always knew. Lia was the one who did not.I won¿t completely spoil this last book, because it¿s definitely one of the trilogies/series out there in YA lit that deserves a read. Zink asks really important questions through Lia and Alice in these books, supernatural plot elements or not withstanding. There is no forced moral of the story, nor is there a forced message, but these questions demand our attention and our own thoughts as to how we can do our best. This is hard to do, for any genre. Therefore, the last in the trilogy has made it to my best of 2011 list so far.Go ahead and give this trilogy a read and see this world for yourself. Ask yourself the same questions, and see what answers come out of it.(posted to librarything, goodreads, shelfari, and witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com)
EmmaMichaels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Example: Clan: LakeClan. Which Cats: Whiteheart (snowy she cat), Jayclaw (gray blue tom), and Lilystem (tortiseshell she cat). Location of Clan: lake waters res.2. (Not real clan, cats, or location). Cats that i rp. Sunstar and Jadekit of DayClan. Ravenfeather of GoldenClan. Twilightheart and Cloudkit of ThunderClan. Unfortanaly, i cann't prophisize at thease clans. If this post looks old. I will be here till November 21. Promise.
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I love this book.
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It sucks!
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Circle of Fire was a good ending to a good series