From Flame and Ash (Elements of Five #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Lyric lost her past, her friends, and even her connections to both worlds when she found out about the Maison realm and her calling. But now she must put that aside and travel back to the Maison realm to continue her training as the Spirit Priestess. Only her journey isn’t to Rhodes and those she fought alongside before. This time, Easton and the other Obscurité warriors will stand by her side as she tries to unlock her final three elements.
However, just as she starts to learn more about what she’s been prophesied to do, a Seer’s wish and the calling of the Lumière kingdom calls her forth, thrusting Lyric into another journey where she must trust those on both sides of the age-old war to survive…and keep those she loves safe.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just as soon as I finished From Breath and Ruin, I knew I had to get my hands on this book! I absolutely could not wait to find out what happened to Lyric and her friends. As I’ve stated before, I’m not a huge fan of YA novels, but this author captured my attention, and dragged me in to this series! This story (actually, both books in the series, so far!) has to be one of the most intriguing, well written fantasy books that I’ve read to date.
This book takes place about a year after the ending of the first story. And Lyric is confused, adrift, not sure where to go, or what to do from here. It’s a waiting game, but she’s doing what she can to prepare herself for what she knows is coming. She knows it’s something big, momentous, dangerous, she just doesn’t know what is waiting for her, or if she is going to come out on the other side of it. She has been told that the is the prophesied one, the one to save their world, but she isn’t sure if she believes it, or if she is capable of doing what they are expecting of her. But she is going to try.
This book was absolutely amazing. The author did a fabulous job of conveying Lyric’s feelings of confusion, and helplessness throughout the book. I could completely feel what she was feeling, feel the anticipation for what was coming, feel the fear of the unknown. The events of this book kept me on my toes, kept my heart pounding from the first word, until the explosive ending that totally blew my mind! (I never, in a million years, saw that ending coming!) I will be waiting on tenterhooks for the next book in the series to hit my kindle!