Blog Tour: #Giveaway #Win Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie ~ Review

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BURNING GLASS by Kathryn Purdie
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Pages: 512
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

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.


Thank you Harper Collins for sending me a copy of Burning Glass for review.This in no way affected my opinion.

This book from start to finish was spell binding and kept my attention throughout. Right away we start off inside the emotions of Sonya as she fights to find control from not being overcome by the emotions around her invading her very being. I have not read a novel in some time that gave such depth and detail to every character. 

I was swept up and taken long with Sonya. The journey and darkness she has within her makes her so different from other female leads in books. She wants redemption and to be saved but never feels worthy of it. She views her ability to sense emotions as a curse and not a blessing. I was so taken by her character not just her strengths but her weaknesses as well and the journey in between.

Now I can not really decide which brother I love more since both are such complex characters. The Emperor desires Sonya after noticing his brothers interest. Anton is a ping pong of emotions that has Sonya swaying and confused while the Emperor does not hide his regard for Sonya. I think the moments between Sonya and the Emperor are more steamy but Anton's motives are more genuine even is guarded. I think Kathryn will twist my emotions around more and I am ok with that.

This story is filled with deception, politics, desire, regret and redemption. I was swooning over this one for sure. I can not wait for book 2 and it feels to far away. This is a must read that I will definitely be reading again.

About the Author:

Kathryn’s love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. In high school and college, Kathryn focused on acting, poetry, guitar, and extensive journal writing. Years later, when she was in recovery from donating a kidney to her brother, inspiration for her first novel struck. She’s been writing darkly fantastical stories ever since. Her debut novel, BURNING GLASS, releases winter 2016 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.


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