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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #5 - Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Release Date: 1st March 2016

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: 1st March 2016
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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.

Why I am Waiting

Another great sounding fantasy book! This burb just ooze's tension the main character is obviously fearing for her life, and the suggestion of  a revolution tells me there is going to be a wider issues in the empire. Is there also going to be a bit of romance between Sonya and one of the crown princes maybe? I also can't wait to know more about her powers and the issues and advantages it will cause her.