Virtues of Syn (The Phoenix Project Duet) by Candice Wright
My mother taught me to embrace my gift.
I was special, she said, and one day I would change the world.
But that was before they murdered her and forced me into a cage.
All those things that once made me special became my curse.
And the gift I’m blessed with became a weapon to use against me.
When the chance of freedom presents itself, I take it,
Seeking to reclaim the life they stole from me.
But when a twist of fate turns my curse into the cure.
I’ll have to make a choice;
Fall on the sword that cut me down, or use it to slay my demons.
My mother said I would change the world, and I did.
But she said nothing about saving it.