Welcome to the Pre-Squee, a new weekly feature here at the Bookworms and at The Book Swarm. Some books, though they might not be coming out for a few months, need an early squee — we just can’t hold in our excitement about them! Sure, we’ll do full reviews closer to the release date but this feature gives us a chance to share a little bit of our love, whether it be for the story, cover, characters, or whatever. We’re quite flexible in our book love.
So today we Squee about
(seriously, pre-order right now, it is THAT awesome!)
March 1st 2016 by 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.
Oh you guys!! This is a book that MUST go on your “must-get-my-hands-on-it-ASAP” list! I featured it a while ago in a “classic” Pre-Squee, and then I got an ARC and .. OMG guys, it’s so freaking awesome! I loooooved this book so much, there is fantastic world building, you basically never feel lost, and there is the prince we are going to swoon over and an amazing heroine!
The concept of being a true empath and what this not only means for those around you ,but also for Sonya who struggles to define what her own emotions are, and what emotions from those around her are.
We have the brooding prince who falls for Sonya, but of course they are doomed. The romance was so beautiful, honest, strong, subtle and just perfect!
So watch out for this one – and ad it to your lists right now!