Title: Walk on Earth A Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)
Author: Rae Carson
Publication Date: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books
Source: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss
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Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes.
Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.
She also has a secret.
Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.
When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.
The acclaimed Rae Carson begins a sweeping new trilogy set in Gold Rush-era America, about a young woman with a powerful and dangerous gift.
Walk on Earth A Stranger is definitely an interesting read. It was an enjoyable experience for me to read this book. It was set in a historical era which was kind of new to me since I’m not much of a fan of historical novels. This was also my first Rae Carson book so I didn’t have much expectations.
The book tells the story of Lee Westfall, who can sense gold, and her journey to escape her Uncle and start anew. The pacing of the story started off great. It was full of action and very thrilling but somewhere along the middle, it kind of slowed down which caused me to put the book down for a few times.
“Every place there’s people, there’s badness.”
The characters were written great too! I liked Lee and Jefferson! Lee came off as strong, smart, and tough. She has her emotional side too, which contributed to the dimension of her character. Jefferson had an interesting chemistry with Lee. They actually kind of reminded me of Katniss and Gale, they’re also childhood friends but the only difference was that Lee and Jefferson has a great probability of ending up together. I adored Therese! She’s really kind, charming, and sweet.
Rae Carson’s writing style is magnificent. It brought me a different kind of reading experience. I didn’t have much problem trying to imagine the setting of the novel. The only problem I had with this book is how the pacing turned out in general. Albeit starting great, I found most of the book slow-paced. I felt like there were some events that were out of place and that the story can go on without them happening. Anyhow, even though I had some problems with it, Walk on Earth A Stranger is a great read! The sequel is definitely on my radar!