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 Obscurite wants to ensure that the King of Lumiere 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.
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From one of my favorite contemporary and paranormal authors comes a new series and it’s YA. Carrie Ann Ryan leads us into a world of elemental magic, a world looking for it’s savior in the form of the Spirit Priestess.
Lyric, love that name btw, is a recent high school graduate trying to figure out her path in the world. She knows she’s going to college, but for what? Her friends Braelynn and Emory know what they want to do in life, but not her she is just a ordinary bisexual girl from Colorado. Well ordinary but the dreams she’s been having since she was a kid.
Rhodes is the hot dude from down the road, along with his sister Rosamond they show Lyric that the world is not what it seems.
Ok if you have seen the cartoon or read the Manga The Last Air Bender you can kinda get the feel of the realm of Maison. There are people that can use the four elements or more than one of them. There is also a caste system with Queens, Kings, Lords, Ladies, and the lower class.
Ryan has done a excellent job bringing this new world of hers to life, it’s totally different for her but not really if that makes any sense at all. The characters, other than having magic, are real as well as the Maison Realm.
It’s exciting to see Lyric, who thinks she’s nothing special just a average girl, find new things about herself and how strong she really is.
Couple things though, Emory is also Lyric’s ex as well as her friend, however, she seems like a real witch to me. She’s not nice at all and seems to cause trouble and fights with everyone. Two, I don’t think that Rhodes is what he seems to be besides a hot dude that show Lyric that humans are not alone and magic is real. Oh, Oh, Oh and there is another guy Easton. He’s suppose to be one of the bad guys but I get the feeling that there is more than just the attractiveness of a bad boy about him.
I can not wait until book 2, to find out more about this world and to see what kind of path that Lyric takes to become the person that she is meant to be.
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.