Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

Burning Glass
(Burning Glass #1)
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Hardcover, 512 pages, Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: YA, Fantasy

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.

My Thoughts

Fantasy books are everywhere these days. And I have yet to read one I didn’t like, so me thinks this will be a good one.

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh wow! Sounds like poor Sonya leads a very stressful life.

    My WOW

    1. Haha! Don't all YA fantasy protagonists live a stressful life? Gotta lead that rebellion after all. :)

  2. Every time I see this cover I can't stop thinking about how gorgeous it is. Great pick!

  3. Ooh, I've just read an Arc of this and I quite enjoyed it :)
    Here's my WoW:

    1. Ooo... I'm glad you enjoyed it but that just makes me want it more!

  4. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds great. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.


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