From Breath and Ruin

    • 4.0 • 95 Ratings

Publisher Description

In her YA debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan dives into a world with magic and sacrifice with the Elements of Five. 

Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five and bring the two fractured kingdoms together. 

Lyric has no idea that there’s a realm outside the human one she lives in. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, and she finds out that nothing is as it seems. 

There is a war surrounding her and when Lyric realizes that they are searching for her, she must rely on those she once trusted: a boy who isn’t who she thought, and a new realm of warriors who have come to protect her as she trains.

For the darkness is coming, and the Queen of Obscurité wants to ensure that the King of Lumière can’t get his hands on Lyric. And the only way to ensure that is if Lyric herself is no more…no matter the cost to prophecy.

Young Adult
March 19
Pink Ink Books
Carrie Silverstein

Customer Reviews

Rinsky13 ,

Brand new excitement!

This is a brand new series from Carrie Ann Ryan, a YA series, filled with magic and elements and all kinds of intriguing aspects. Lyric is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life, choose what to do for college, when she keeps experiencing nightmares. She feels it has to do with life choices, until she goes on a hike with some friends. After that, life will never be the same again. This is just the start. Can’t wait to see all the experiences yet to come

Casey kitty cat ,

From breath and ruin

It sûcked. Dont bother.. it starts out great! It holds such promise! But dont bother.. youll just be frustratingly annoyed... i cant write its why im not a writer myself i try to be kind when leaving reviews so ill say that whoever wrote this is obviously a writer.. but yeah its a bunch of fluff.. and the female character is weak through the whole book and whiney... its annoying .. its like every other book in this genre.. girl meets boy girl learns shes magical girl and boy connect then girl whines about responsibility for the whole book seriously dont read this unless youre 10 or something...

ShanefromtheScheier ,

Hard to get through

This book.. did anyone proof read this book before publishing?? The authors thoughts are disjointed and sporadic. I can honestly say I learned no new information from the 3rd chapter to the last. There was no hero story arc, she physically did a lot of walking, but didn’t grow as a character. There were entire chapters of Lyric saying the same thing 12 different ways. Her entire relationship is built upon just thinking he’s cute. There’s probably 24 lines of dialogue in the entire book. The antagonist reveals themselves and their entire plot in one chapter without Lyric having to do or say anything. The amount of times I read “I’ll think about that later”. *eye roll*

There is such potential with the idea of this world, but everything, and I mean everything, just came up short. This book was awful. 10/10 don’t waste your time. It doesn’t get better.

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