Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
Author: Rae Carson
Release Date/Publisher: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow
Finished: September 8th 2015
Pages: 448-ARC eBook-Given for review
1. Walk on Earth a Stranger
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
What I Thought:
I can’t believe I delayed reading this! I think I was worried I wouldn’t like it but next time I’m not doubting Rae Carson. I love the fact that it’s set during the gold rush and that the main character could sense and find gold. Aside from the fact that I loved this author’s other series, that description alone made me want to read it.