Waiting on Wednesday (29)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Page Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About Burning Glass (via Goodreads):

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.
THIS BOOK SOUNDS EPIC. I love books with assassins and magic and emperors and princes and I can't even write legitimate sentences right now. I am especially interested in one line in they synopsis, "Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself." This sounds like pretty intense stuff. In fact, I am so excited to read it that I actually preordered it. I rarely ever preorder books.


  1. Eep, I can't wait for you to read it and to hear your thoughts about it girl! I didn't like certain aspects of Sonya's character, but OMG the world was so inviting and the romance was so scorching and the politics were so intriguing I couldn't put it down!

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

    1. Thanks, Aila!!! And that's too bad that you didn't love the character, but I'm so excited to dive into the world of Burning Glass :)