In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.
After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.
And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.
I hope this isn’t going to be a love triangle. I abhor love triangles with a serious passion. But besides that the summary for this novel sounds pretty darn interesting. The hot thing in Young Adult fiction is still dystopians and this novel is following the trend, but I’m still going to give it a chance, although the female character yearning for freedom is becoming quite cliche.
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