Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)

by Rae Carson

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.

Reviewed by Jordon on

5 of 5 stars

Well, well, well, Rae Carson writes another spectacular book. Walk on Earth a Stranger was a very interesting read. I actually could not put this down, I read it in two sittings. The setting, the characters, the era; all so much fun to read and very engrossing.

I'm very excited to see what the next book entails!

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