Waiting on Wednesday – Week 145

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It’s to spotlight upcoming reads that I’m DYING to get my hands on!

This week’s WoW is:
Walk on Earth a Stranger 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.

September 22, 2015 ● Goodreads

Okay, can we just take a moment to appreciate how GORGEOUS this cover is?


Nope, not yet.


*deep swoons fill the silence*

Okay, now I’ve recovered (kind of) let’s talk about this one. I haven’t unfortunately read any of Rae Carson’s books, but I’m really, really looking forward to this one. I mean, it’s a historical fantasy! Kind of a unique storyline as well. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?!

What are you waiting on?


  1. YUP THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS. When I first saw it I was like, "this is magnificent." I can't wait to start reading it :3

    Faye at The Social Potato

  2. This is on my wishlist too! Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  3. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy reading it! Thank you for stopping by My WoW.

  4. That's a really beautiful cover and it sounds like an interesting read too.
    Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.
    Alma @ A Novel Place

  5. It is lovely! I enjoyed Carson's debut trilogy, and I'm excited for more by her. Got this from Edelweiss! Hopefully it's awesome :) I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely day :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. Oh! I am super excited for this book as well. It sounds absolutely fascinating. :) Great pick!

  7. Wow that cover is gorgeous! Great pick!!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  8. yes yes yes and more yes. I really want to read this book.

  9. yes yes yes and more yes. I really want to read this book.

  10. That cover is undoubtedly gorgeous. I have never read any of her work before either but I feel like this is going to be a good one to start with!
    Great pick and thanks for stopping by :)

  11. I have seen this book before and can't wait to get my hands on it. It looks like a really good read, plus the cover is just wow. Thanks for sharing and for checking out my WOW earlier.

    My WOW
    Carolyn @GeekGirlOTP

  12. Oh, yes. I can't wait to read this. I also really recommend Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy, it was pretty amazing. :) I hope you get to read, and enjoy, this soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

  13. Great choice! This one sounds so good. I've been seeing it around tons lately!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  14. I'm also waiting for this one! I adore Carson's Girl of Fire and Thorns series :)

  15. Oh wow. Yep. This cover is amazing. I have yet to read any Rae Carson, but this is DEFINITELY going on my TBR. Thanks for sharing! :D

  16. Oh my that cover is wonderfully beautiful and the premise sounds awesome!!!!! :) Boom, goodreads list!


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I'll try to visit your blog (if you have one) and comment back!