I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for a review! Thank you so much for the opportunity :)!
So many things made me want this book. The cover, the synopsis, the idea, the story, the cover, the TITLE, the cover! And Kathryn Purdie seemed so sweet, that I HAD to read it, I HAD to. Now YOU have to read it, you HAVE to. There is no other way to put it!
What I liked
Burning Glass starts off with tossing you in the middle of an action scene. It was, probably, my favorite book beginning ever. Kathryn Purdie is a fantastic writer! The way she strings together her words for the story is haunting and amazing and SO mind boggling good O_O. So captivating and wonderful and *goes through a dictionary full of good words.*
There is nothing better than an AWESOME main character, right? The kind who kicks butt or dances or makes you cry. The kind that you want to shake because they keep opening the door to the monster? NOTHING! Nothing is better than that.The main character in Burning Glass was that awesome main character who made me want to do all of the above. DONT OPEN THE DOOR SONYA NOOOOOO. Okay but seriously, I loved this girl. She was fierce and amazing, also her ability was veeeery cool.
SPEAKING of her ability >:D! I haven’t heard of anything like the power to feel/sense/know emotions others are feeling. The idea was so shocking and mind boggling that I expected it to be great. BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE! Kathryn Purdie took that interesting, new and exciting power and MADE IT EVEN BETTER. I wont say exactly how because I want you to be as shocked and mystified as I was, but wooooh baby that was interesting. LIKE WOAH.
Like I said above, nothing is better than a main character who is great. But you know what else is great besides chocolate? EVIL BADDIES. Yes, indeed. Burning Glass’s villain will make you angry, he will make your blood boil and your face go red because he is evil and I can’t even piece together my thoughts on him honestly. Just reaaaad it
What I didnt like
While I loved the story, Sonya and her powers, I was sort of confused. Maybe I’m nuts or something, which is totally plausible XD but I was confused by the idea of the Auseer. Why did the Emperor have an Auseer if they could feel and take on someone else emotions? Wouldn’t that just put him in danger?
In a Nutshell
WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO SAY TO MAKE YOU GO READ THIS BOOK DARNNIT. Burning Glass is amazing. Period!