“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Publication Date: September 22nd, 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.
Why I’m waiting for this one? Technically I don’t have to wait to read this one, I have an eARC of it but I am trying to wait until closer to release date to read it. Hence the WoW post. I am seriously excited for this one though. I loved, absolutely loved, Carson’s Fire and Thorns series, and I am really excited that she has a new series out. Historical fiction is not a genre I am generally fond of but I am hoping that the fantasy elements of it are enough to make me forget that it is one. Plus it’s a freaking Rae Carson book!