Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Blade

I can’t express how excited I am for this book! It’s not only written by a local author of mine but it is also the sequel to one of my favorite 2016 reads, Burning Glass (which just released in paperback this week!)!! Kathryn Purdie has written an intense YA Fantasy that’s so unique you won’t be able to put it down!

We’re only one month away from the release of Crystal Blade now and for me it can come fast enough!!


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie

444f1361-84f6-4ff9-903e-656146255fe3-2866-0000020bc971eefaThe peace is unsustainable.

Sonya and Anton may have brought about a revolution, but can they protect their homeland—and their love—with so many forces threatening to tear them apart?

The empire has fallen, Valko faces trial, and Sonya is finally free from her fate as Sovereign Auraseer. But Sonya’s expanding abilities are just as unstable as the new government of Riaznin—and her relationship with Anton. Not only can she feel the emotions of others but, unlike other Auraseers, she’s learned to make others feel her emotions as well. And Sonya isn’t immune to dark temptations.

Now, as Sonya fights to contain her own darkness, she senses a new evil lurking in the shadows of the palace. Someone from Sonya’s past has returned. And that someone won’t be satisfied until Sonya pays for the mistakes she’s made.


The Details

Title: Crystal Blade

Author: Kathryn Purdie

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Publication: Katherine Tegen Books

About Kathryn Purdie

From her website

kpurdieMy love of storytelling began as a young girl when my dad told me, in his own words, the story of To Kill a Mockingbird while we listened to the film score together. Enchanted, I began my own attempts at storytelling, which usually led to home video productions featuring my younger sister as the nerd or maid, while I reserved the role of the glamorous movie star or princess.

In high school, I focused on acting and won first place in monologues at a prestigious statewide Shakespearean competition. When I wasn’t on the stage, I spent my time composing sappy poetry and completing at least ten pages in my journal every night. My author dad edited my school papers and taught me the art of writing. I went on to study acting in college and at The Oxford School of Drama in England. (All that character analysis transferred nicely to writing!)

The writing bug bit me when I was in recovery from donating a kidney to my older brother. I found my old stash of short stories, and the inspiration for my first novel struck. I’ve been writing ever since.

A lover of art in all forms, I also enjoy singing and playing the guitar. My husband is equally artistic. We keep busy raising three rambunctious and creative children.

I am represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Crystal Blade Pre-Order Swag details found Here


Have you read Burning Glass yet? If so, what did you think of it? Is Crystal Blade on your TBR list? 

6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Blade

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  1. Great pick Sarah! although I really need to read Burning Glass lol! the covers are stunning and the synopsis so intriguing. Also, love that the author and her dad shared a love for To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s one of the first classics I read in school & was obsessed with. I can’t stop staring at the covers for these books, we don’t have enough green books *sobs* haha! happy reading <3!

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    1. Thank you! She’s such a fun person to be around too. The covers are so gorgeous so I don’t blame you for staring!! We do need more green books!


    1. It turned out so cool! I wasn’t sure at first but I’m glad I stuck with it!! I can’t wait to read this! It’s going to be epic!!


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