You guys! I am SO excited to help celebrate the release of Rae Carson's Walk on Earth a Stranger today! I read this beautiful, poignant book over the summer, and it is just absolutely incredible. You can read my full review here, but be sure to check out the rest of this post for an opportunity to win your own copy, as well as a chance to read the first chapter of the book!
I had visions of playing Oregon Trail dancing in my head while reading this novel, and if you know what I'm talking about, then you'll likely enjoy this novel, too! :D
About the book:
Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger
Author: Rae Carson
Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy, book #1
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.
Read Chapter 1 of Walk on Earth a Stranger annotated by Rae Carson HERE!
About the author:
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her husband.
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One winner will receive a set of the three Girl of Fire and Thorns books (in paperback format). US only. Ends on September 30th at Midnight EST!
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If you've read Walk on Earth a Stranger, what did you think? If not, what excites you most about this story?