Burning Glass by Kathryn PurdieBurning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Burning Glass

byKathryn Purdie

Hardcover | March 1, 2016

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Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in this #1 New York Times bestselling debut about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins.

Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption. 

In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.

After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.

And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.

Title:Burning GlassFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.53 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062412361

ISBN - 13:9780062412362

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burning Glass is definitely one of the best fantasies I've read in a while! It was really good. Like, really, really good. Like, I-can't-wait-a-whole-year-for-the-sequel good. I liked Sonya as the character. She was complex and developed throughout the book. I felt bad for her (especially in the beginning when everything sort of went to hell). I also really liked her relationship with Anton. (To be honest, the only thing Burning Glass needed more of was Anton because he is so swoon-worthy!!!!!) And THAT. WORLD. BUILDING. THOUGH. A++!!! It was so, so good, and so well-developed that it made reading this book that much more enjoyable. (I'm a sucker for a good fantasy world.) All the praise to Kathryn Purdie and her phenomenal writing!!! Yes, there is a love triangle, but I don't really care whether or not there's a love triangle in a book, and I shipped her with only one of the men, so I was completely fine with it. Also, both of the men are different, so it's not like she's choosing between two guys with the same personality and similar features. Burning Glass is definitely one of the best fantasies I've read in a while. It's like candy: you eat it all up in a really short time period and then you're left waiting a year for the sequel.
Date published: 2016-03-10

Editorial Reviews

“I feel like BURNING GLASS has catered to all of my YA book needs: Russian-flavored fantasy, a neat but not overly complicated magic system, a flawed but wonderful heroine, and the only kind of love triangle I can enjoy (one involving competing brothers!)”