[Review] Michelle Zink: Circle of Fire

Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

Series: Prophecy of the Sisters #3
German, Paperback, 438 pages
Debut: July 3, 2012
@ Goodreads
Genres: Eschaton, Fantasy, Suspense, Young Adult
Overall Rating: two-stars

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.

Read First: August 14-September 10, 2014 |

Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 144

Lookie here, I made it through! Can you believe it? And that last installment was even the best one, at least regarding text flow. I managed to get through quite nicely, in comparison to the others. Maybe it was because I thought the plot had to thicken at some point, which kept me going at speed, but I got left hanging big time! There was no excitement, zilch suspense. They all talked about dread, but there was no feeling it. It was all... flat, just like book one. Especially that ending -- totally unsatisfying! It felt totally forced, just to get it over with, and there was no emotion in it whatsoever, although there should have been tons -- screams, tears, hearts puring out and breaking..! Well, I guess you could say it was ended in style of the whole series, but sadly that's not a compliment, which is the reason this is getting such a low score.

As far as character development goes... what's your guess? Right, not really.
Lia was going around in circles quite some, while her sidekicks at least made some progress in their friendship. Not that any of them had any fighting spirit, that they tried to get stronger, bind their energy together or whatever. Nooo... that would've been totally not in style. *facepalm* They were all talk, all worrying... Lia even managed to think about not thinking/worrying so much, can you believe that? And even though she decided to go forward with Dimitri, since she was about to die (!), even that fell short and wasn't exciting or drawn out at all. I felt like she had her development in book two, and that was it.

I would not recommend that to readers under the (felt) age of 40. My mom enjoyed them...

Area Scan: Flow: 3.5/5 -- Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 2/5 -- Heroes: 3/5 -- Sidekicks: 2.5/5 -- Villains: 2/5 -- Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 2.5/5 -- Action: 2/5 -- Suspense: 2/5 -- Idea: 4/5

Discovered: 2 Hoods


Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy:
#1 Prophecy of the Sisters | #2 Guardian of the Gate | #3 Circle of Fire


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