Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

An Ausaseer feels people’s emotions around them. Sonya is different she feels the emotions around her both emotionally and physically.

Sonya is an Ausaseer. One that has hidden from the empire for seventeen years.

After a tragic incident she becomes Soveriegn Ausaseer whose job is to read the people around the emperor so that he is not assassinated.  But it is hard for Sonya to decipher the difference between her feelings and the people’s around her.  ” As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in the charming-yet-volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Prince Anton.  But when threats of a revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust- and which to betray.”( inside cover).