Sunday, September 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Walk on Earth a Stranger by by Rae Carson


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.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This is a book that I will read over and over! I can feel all of the emotions that Lee Westfall experiences. 

My favorite character is Lee because she is brave, thoughtful, and can do anything she sets her mind to. 

My favorite parts are when Lee helps save others on the trail because it shows that she has a kind and caring soul. 

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys amazing characters, murder, runaways, adventure and the Gold Rush! I will surely put this book in my personal favorites pile. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up. 

This book's publishing date is September 22, 2015.