Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WoW: Burning Glass (Kathryn Purdie)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Burning Glass
Title: Burning Glass
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: An empath in a fantasy setting!! SOLD.

(The author is actually doing an ARC giveaway on Twitter right now - enter here!)

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. I featured this a few weeks ago and the more I see it, the more I want it. I just may have to enter the giveaway! Thanks for the head's up!

  2. I haven't heard of this one before now!! Fantasy is really hit or miss for me, but this definitely sounds like one I could enjoy! Thanks for sharing :D

    Here's my WoW!

  3. I've seen this around in the past couple of weeks, and it has definitely grabbed my interest. Seeing it here just cements the fact that I need to suck it up and add it to my tbr!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Here's my WoW!

  4. This one does sound pretty good. I love the cover!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I've seen a few other put this one up. It does look really good. I hope you love it!

    Melissa @ MommyWantsToRead

    my WOW http://mommywantstoread.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-deaths-leash-by-jd.html

  6. This was my WOW choice from last week. It sounds so amazing. I wish it were out right now.

    Grace @ Books of Love