Book Review: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Type: Series
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Hardcover // Amazon
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Summary:  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.



Burning Glass was an interesting book. The premise was really interesting, I mean, able to feel other people's emotion? How cool is that! 

The beginning was very hard to get through. The world was interesting, but I felt like the author did not execute it very well. What started out as a horrible love triangle at the beginning turned into this massive under-developed romance. Because of her powers, it was actually really hard to figure out who Sonya actually have feelings for and that actually really irks me.

I have this massive love-hate relationship with Sonya. There is nothing special about her that actually sticks to me, but I just can't bring myself to actually hate her. 

Overall, I still enjoyed it, but I'm probably not going to pick up the next book though in fear that it might be disappoint me and be a waste of my time.

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