Runeforged (Ascension #1) 07, Sep

RUNEFORGED is a novel about the Kindred, a group of individuals who possess the ability to absorb runes and use the resulting magical abilities they bestow. They are a persecuted minority in their homelands, called the shards, with an insane (either schizophrenic or possessed) Emperor hunting them down relentlessly with Dementor-like creatures called Assayers  Protagonist, Corina, finds out she is a Kindred right before everything in her life goes to hell.