Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
by Rae Carson
Published in September 2015 by Greenwillow Books
From Goodreads: “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.
This book received solid praise on SFF180, a BookTube channel that I’ve come to enjoy over the past several weeks. It’s also a fantasy series that takes place in the United States during the late 1800s (I think Thomas described it as ‘Weird West’) instead of in a European-esque setting. That mixed with the main character’s ability makes the story itself sound really interesting. I need to see if the library has a copy and give it a try!