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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Review Collection #3: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Review Collection is a feature to help people decide if they want to read the featured book (let me know if you found it useful). So, the idea is that I shall be choosing one book and then sharing a range of reviews, of this book from various blogs. Allowing you to get a feel for the different opinions surrounding that book.  


Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

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 Published: HarperCollins (1 Mar. 2016)
 ISBN-13: 978-0062412362

Synopsis from Goodreads 

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. But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, and she can’t always 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 charming-yet-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.

5 Star Review @ A Perfection Called Books
5 Star Review @ The Empress of Books
5 Star Review @ Behind the Pages
4 Star Review @City of Books
4 Star Review @ My Friends Are Fiction
3.5 Star Review @ The Eater of Books
3 Star Review @ Happy Indulgence
3 Star Review @ Looking for the Panacea
3 Star Review @ Rainy Day Ramblings
Half a Star Review @ Out of Time

Author's Thoughts

Goodreads Ratings for Burning Glass
Normally in this section of a review collection I would summarize what I had found out from reading all the above reviews, but this week I haven't read them all ( I want to go into this book semi-blind) I have read a few of them and gleaned the following:  
1) The concepts behind the book is great and most people seemed to like it.
2) There are mixed feeling of the romance side of the story some love it some hate it.
3) The main character does something in the first few chapters that annoyed most of the people I read reviews from, and overall I get the feeling she is a highly emotional and frustrating character.

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