Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she's kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.
Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.
But Sonya's power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can't decipher when other people's impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.
As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.
BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie's stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.
I was really excited to read this book! The synopsis was so wonderful-and it didn't hurt at all that it had that cover that it does that looks so fantastic! Though now I don't exactly know how it connects to the book!
When I read the synopsis, I was really excited. It was vague, but it gave me an idea of what was going on, but not all of it. So while I had some thoughts about this book that didn't actually come into play, which sucked, but that's the weird way my head works!
Sonya had a darkness. What I don't get is whether or not she had the darkness all along and it's why the accident happened, or if the accident caused the darkness. It affected her actions, and her relationships with Valko and Anton.
One thing that I found so funny, was when she and Anton were talking about self-government-a government elected by the people, commoners and nobles alike making the laws, and how she said it was, and I quote, "it's preposterous. Unheard of!" Well, we in the real world have it, and it works, if not perfectly, though I bet there were some of the same thoughts when it was in the same stages as this book!
Yeah, awesome to read this book, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Kathyrne Purdie
Series: Burning Glass #1
Read: September 13th, 2015
Reason Why: It sounded really fantastic, and it's a DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: March 1st 2015