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Carrie Ann Ryan's From Breath and Ruin takes the reader on an epic journey. Lyric is a brilliant heroine who is mystified by the world she finds herself in, and Rhodes is a lovable book boyfriend who is kind, protective, and of course, magical. Their story is full of intrigue, betrayal, and danger that will leave you on the edge of your seat. There is more drama than romance in this one, and their story is not yet complete at the end of the book. Start this new series today, and you won't be sorry!

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He cupped my face and smashed a kiss to my lips that went straight to my toes, but not to my head because I could barely think of anything...

I remembered that he'd kissed me. I recalled the taste of him, the feel of him. A kiss with a boy you liked, a man you admired, a crush that you never thought would happen, was supposed to be in the heat of the moment. Those were always the best ones.

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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 at 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.

ASIN: B07JH1QDCF

ISBN: 1947007726

Jean is a stay at home, homeschooling mom of teenage twins. She has been reading romance since high school as an everyday mini vacation. Her favorite romance book of all time is The Princess Bride. (Don’t ever watch the movie with her unless you can quote the whole thing.)

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