Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

Walk on Earth a Stranger
(The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Hardcover, 432 pages, Greenwillow Books
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed Rae Carson’s The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, but I’m not sure about this book. I’m not a huge fan of historical books in general (unless they’re set in medieval times) and the cover for this book isn’t my favorite. What do you think?

What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. AHHH I LOVE Rae Carson!! She's amazing so thanks for sharing! I hope to see you around my blog


  2. RAE CARSON <3 Love the cover and love the book too
    Waiting on Wednesday

  3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is actually on my TBR for May. I'm really hoping I like Rae Carson's writing because her new series sounds fantastic.

  4. I think this sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it! That cover is gorgeous, too. I like that it blends history with fantasy.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW


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