In Chapter 18, when Zorian suddenly realizes that Kirielle not only isn't a Spoiled Brat, but that their parents are as or more repressive to her than to him.
Zorian: They aren't going to send you to a mage academy... Kirielle:[shakes her head] They say I don't need it. They already have a marriage arranged for me when I turn 15. Zorian:[coldly] Well, isn't that nice for them. You know what, Kiri? You're right. It's not the same. I had to defy mother and father all by myself ... you, on the other hand, have me.