S.F.D. Mission: Open Letter to Kathryn Purdie

Monday, October 19, 2015
  I'm super excited for you guys to see the letter I wrote for debut author, Kathryn Purdie. I had so much fan working on it and it actually has me even more pumped up for novel, Burning Glass. Is that even possible?!

   You guys just have to check out the amazing debut because it just sounds so epic! There's actually a Goodreads giveaway running for a chance to win 1 of 25 copies (click here).

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Release Date: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: Burning Glass, #1
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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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.

Here's my letter:

Here's your daily dose of Aidan Turner <3 

And here's the Anton song I mentioned in the letter...

About The Author

Kathryn Purdie lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband and three children. Kathryn is a trained classical actress from the Oxford School of Drama and was inspired to write her first novel while recovering from donating a kidney to her older brother. She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories. You can listen to the song she wrote about Burning Glass heartthrob, Anton, and learn more about Kathryn on her website: http://kathrynpurdie.com

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  1. I can't remember when I heard about this book either, but it sounds SOOOO AMAZING! I can't wait to read it! Great post!

  2. This is a great letter! And I'm so excited to see what else you guys do in the Sassy Fangirl Debuts =)

  3. I love how you did your letter like that its gorgeous. I see why she wants to print it out I would too! I've had this on my list already. But oh my gosh that song! I'm in love!

  4. Anton's song is so beautiful, omg! I agree with you, Kathryn has a lovely voice. <3 Burning Glass is definitely a debut to rock the bookosphere next year!

  5. It's so nice you guys have connected through Twitter. She seems really nice but I'm still too shy to try to talk to a lot of authors so..... >.< Wow she wrote a song?!?! I need to listen to it when I get home! Oh and I need to check out Poldark too. It sounds yummy XP

  6. I love this letter Karina! And I am with you, I cannot wait for Burning Glass!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

  7. I can totally understand why she would want to save this letter! What a great idea!!

  8. Aw, I love your letter (seriously, one of my favorites so far)! It's so heartfelt and just *AWWW*. I hope you see her at BEA! I just interacted with her over Twitter and she said she loved my letter to Nicole Castroman and I was like, "WOAH."

    Jess @ Princessica of Books

  9. AW this letter <3! Kathryn Purdie is so much fun to talk to :), I'm glad you like her haha! Burning Glass is FANTASTIC so I'm hoping you like it!
    OHHH Are you going to BEA this year? :D?
    Happy Friday :D

  10. I love Kathryn (as you know) POLDARK FANS 4EVA. This is such a beautiful letter...is that your handwriting? if so! You need to come over and write all my things for me. so lovely!!

  11. I love it! I love bookish friendships! I've heard nothing but AMAZING things about Burning Glass, I apparently need to bump this one up on my TBR!


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