Walk On Earth A Stranger Release Day Celebration!! Review and Giveaway!!!

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I am so excited that WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER
by Rae Carson releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an
awesome giveaway!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful new series by Rae Carson, be sure to
check out all the details below.


This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in
paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About The Book:
WALK ON EARTH A STRANGERTitle: WALK
ON EARTH A STRANGER
Author: Rae Carson
Pub. Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 448
 
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
Walk on Earth a Stranger was a fantastic story, I never know exactly where Rae Carson will go in her books. She is not afraid to take risks, and jump right in with her characters. The Girl of Fire and Thorns series is one of my favorites, but that taught me that Rae Carson has a brilliant imagination, and even if she loves her characters she is not afraid to take them down to a dark place. And that’s exactly what she does with Lee.
This book is full of mystery, intrigue, good people and bad people. It’s about Lee finding out who she is, and who she wants to be on the road to California. The side characters in this book, are just as good as the main character, and I found myself crying right along with Lee at times. This book does start out with a bang, and it definitely caputred my attention. However, there is a lull from about 25%-50%, where I found myself getting bored and really just wondering where this book was going. I am so glad I stuck it out though, because the last 50% is just nothing but action and one thing after another snowballing into this fairly anti-climactic scene at the end. And its only anti-climactic because after everything Lee has been through, the man pursuing her just doesn’t seem as scary. Besides that by the end of the book Lee has friends that she can call family, who are there for her no matter what.
Aside from the slow spot in this book, I absolutely loved it. I also have to give Rae Carson credit because looking back on that, the slow spot fooled me into thinking that the trip was going to be uneventful or had me pigeon-holing side characters as one dimensional, when they ended up being so much more. I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend picking this series up, because if you liked Girl of Fire and Thorns then you will love Walk on Earth a Stranger.

Read chapter 1 of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER annotated by Rae Carson HERE!

 

raecarsonAbout Rae:

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.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
giveaway
 
1 winner will receive a set of the 3 GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback
format). US Only.

Ends on September 30th at Midnight EST!
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