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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (82): Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy #1
Release Date: September 22, 2015
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.
I admit that I have a cover lust problem. But I accept who I am, and I accept how beautiful this cover is! And anything that surrounds the Gold Rush is an insta-read from me. We'll see which I read first, the book, or The Girl of Fire and Thorns series.