Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger

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by Rae Carson
     
 

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A New York Times bestseller andNational Book Award longlist selection

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.

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A New York Times bestseller andNational Book Award longlist selection

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. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

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 series, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer Trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times BOOKclub
“An empowering and powerful read perfect for one who enjoyed history and adventure. …Carson takes us on a wild wagon journey peppered with drama and mystery.”
The Daily Summit
“Pure storytelling gold. …The author capably crosses genres and breaks stereotypes, and the result is an absorbing adventure that only hints at the thrills that will surely come in the next two books.”
Deseret News
“Lee is an ambitious, generous, kind and scrappy character…Fans of Carson’s work will enjoy this road-trip-turned-Western, and newcomers will love the flair she brings to her characters and settings.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Carson does nice work adding nuance to her side characters, showing minor evolutions that challenge the racism, sexism, and classism deeply rooted in most of the people Leah encounters…Fantasy readers will likely find Leah and her gold-sensing core to be intriguingly different than the usual heroine.”
Booklist (starred review)
“Carson is known for her world-building and strong female characters and she handles everything with carefully constructed, well-researched aplomb. It’s a book that illuminates an important segment of American history…sustaining YA interest through adventure, fantasy, and romance.”
The Horn Book
“With an organically diverse cast, three-dimensional characters, a vividly evoked setting, and the lightest touch of romance, Carson’s novel captures the trepidation and exhilaration of journeying into the unknown.”
Publishers Weekly
★ 06/22/2015
Carson (the Girl of Fire and Thorns series) launches her Gold Seer trilogy with a winning story set in 1849 gold rush America. Fifteen-year-old Leah Westfall lives a happy life with her parents in Georgia during the waning years of that state’s gold boom. Leah has a magical ability to locate the precious metal, but her gift becomes a liability when she is forced from her home by a villain determined to control her and make himself rich. Disguised as a boy, Leah—now Lee—decides that her best chance for freedom is to travel to the newly discovered gold fields of California; to get there, she must make a long, hard trek across the country with few resources. Carson’s story is simply terrific—tense and exciting, while gently and honestly addressing the brutal hardships of the westward migration. Even minor characters are fully three-dimensional, but it’s Leah who rightfully takes center stage as a smart, resourceful, determined, and realistic heroine who embodies the age-old philosophy that it isn’t what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Ages 13–up. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
2015-06-06
Acclaimed for her fantasy, Carson now travels the Old West. Fifteen-year-old Leah lives on a farm near Dahlonega, Georgia, a town built around an early gold rush. She and her parents keep secret the fact that she has a mysterious "gold sense": she can find gold the way diviners find water, and despite the shabbiness of their homestead, the family is hiding 3 pounds of gold dust. When her parents are murdered and the gold stolen, Leah suspects her only living relative, who threatens to use her talents for nefarious ends. Leah and her childhood friend, a half-Cherokee boy named Jefferson, run away and join a wagon train headed toward California's newly discovered gold. Leah's narration details the adventures of their journey with a disparate group of travelers who often come across as archetypes more than fully fledged characters. There's the racist who attacks peaceful Indians, the selfish man who overloads his wagon with luxury goods, the runaway slave, the clueless itinerant preacher—none drawn with enough depth to make him or her memorable. Leah dresses as a boy for half the journey, and the revelation of her gender is accepted too readily to seem historically accurate. Along with other minor historical gaffes, Carson can neither sustain the tension of Leah's parents' murders nor put Leah's magical powers to interesting use. The tepid, resolution-free ending beckons potential sequels. (author's note, dramatis personae) (Historical fantasy. 12-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062242921
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Series:
Gold Seer Trilogy , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
154,327
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Rae Carson is the author of the bestselling and award-winning Girl of Fire and Thorns series. Her books tend to contain adventure, magic, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. Originally from California, Rae Carson now lives in Arizona with her husband.

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
AsDreamsAreMade More than 1 year ago
Original Review Link: http://asdreamsaremade.com/2015/09/book-tuesday-arc-walk-on-earth-a-stranger/#more-2836 So I’ve loved Rae Carson since I first read The Girl of Fire and Thorns (which, if you haven’t read, you should totally go do that. Now.) Once I heard she was doing another series, I had to get my hands on it. Obviously. Lee has a secret ability that she can’t tell a living soul about–she can sense gold and find it if it’s near her. An ability that most people would die–or kill—for. She uses her ability to help keep her family’s homestead afloat. When a man comes who wants to control this ability and rips everything she loves away from her, Lee knows the only way to stop him is to escape out west with the rest of the hopefuls to California where they say you can just pick up gold right where you’re standing. She disguises herself as a boy and makes her way out west. She never anticipates the hardships she would face or the trials, but she keeps telling herself that it will all be worth it when she reaches California—right? I’m usually not one to enjoy Westerns, or stories to do with this time period in American History. I made an exception because it’s Rae Carson and I’m so glad I did! This was an interesting twist on a period in history that is often just spoke about in passing. “Oh right. The Gold Rush.” You can tell that the author put in her due diligence in her research and it definitely shows. The trials that these characters go through along the trail out west seems horrific and barbaric; then you realize that real people actually went through this and just wonder in awe at the tenacity and spirit that they must have had to keep going. I can tell you right now I would have never been one to travel out west. Nope. Lee is a fantastic character. She’s resilient, capable, and resourceful; the world around her forces her to be. In fact many of the other characters were just as fantastic, especially when we get to the trail. I loved watching them grow and evolve as they’re faced with one harrowing challenge after another. I don’t want to give much away because reasons, but one of my favorite characters in the whole book was Mrs. Joyner. Her journey, quite literally and emotionally, was fascinating and inspiring to see develop. You have to give her props. I loved Therese, Major Craven and the rest of the other families. Jefferson was ok for me. He made a nice match for Lee, but he was a bit blah for me in this book. I have a feeling he’ll really develop in the following installments. Lee’s uncle was downright CREEPY. He creeped me the creep out. The plot moved well and the pacing was good. My one disappointment however, given the description, I would have thought Lee’s ability would play a larger part in the story. We didn’t really see it much. I just would have liked to have seen a bit more of it. I have a feeling though, we’ll be seeing plenty in the following books. The ending left you with a bit of a “What?!” kind of reaction. You just didn’t expect what happened to happen to soon. Overall, this was a great start to a new trilogy. Very unique, original, and one that focuses on a part of history that many YA books tend to ignore. I’m really looking forward to the next book, and can’t wait to see what happens to Lee and the other characters!
ReedsReadsReviews More than 1 year ago
I don’t even know what to say about this book. If you want a testament to its amazingness, I sat down and started reading this at four pm yesterday and I finished it bright and early this morning. I read this book in less than a whole day, and this is not a small book. It drew me in, tangled me in its webs, and refused to let me go until the last page. This is a prime example of a book that sucks you in so deeply that it will make you ignore all your responsibilities. Marketing exam in two hours? Pshh, let’s read about crossing the Oregon Trail. Walk on Earth a Stranger is an amazing Young Adult western about the trials of life, travel, and family during the eighteen hundreds in the United States and relevant territories. Full Review: http://reedsreadsreview.com/2015/09/25/walk-on-earth-a-stranger/
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Leah Westfall has a secret the she and her parents have kept hidden from everyone they know in Georgia. Lee can sense gold whether it's a piece of jewelry, a stray nugget, or veins of gold deep in the earth. Lee's parents have always feared Lee's magic could lead to trouble for her and their family. They were right. In January 1849 Lee's life changes forever and, for the first time, she is completely alone in the world. Even her best friend, Jefferson, has left her behind to chase the promise of gold and a fresh start in California With nothing left to keep her in Georgia and every reason to leave, Lee disguises herself as a boy and sets out to make her own way west and hopefully find her best friend along the way. The road to California won't be easy. With so many people hoping to find gold and security, Lee is sure her witchy ways will give her an edge. If she can make it that far. After losing so much, and with so long to go, Lee will have to decide who she can trust and who she wants to be in Walk on Earth a Stranger (2015) by Rae Carson. Walk on Earth a Stranger is the first book in Carson's Gold Seer Trilogy. Because this book focuses heavily on Lee's journey to California it does offer a contained story and can easily be read on its own. While Walk on Earth a Stranger is very much in the same vein as traditional westerns, it does not offer a sanitized or romanticized version of the west as characters grapple with racism, sexism, and the physical dangers on the trail while also beginning to grasp the enormous change this great movement of people will bring to the western territories of the United States. Although Lee has a magical ability to find gold, Walk on Earth a Stranger is a historical novel at its core, and extremely well-done at that. Carson has surpassed herself in this well-researched and nuanced novel that covers so many details and perspectives of the 1849 gold rush. Lee falls in with a ragtag cast of characters on her travels west. This varied and diverse group add a lot of dimension to what is already a very rich story. Lee's first person narration brings the landscape and the era to life as she makes her long trek from Georgia to California. Against the vivid backdrop of her travels, Lee's story is often quite introspective as she ponders her own place in the world and her future out west. Lee's journey to find herself while also finding her way to a new life is riveting and empowering. Walk on Earth a Stranger perfectly captures the freedom and possibility that can come with following gold west at a time when picking a new identity was as easy as adopting a new name. Walk on Earth a Stranger also returns, again and again, to the idea of choice as Lee is left to choose who she wants to be, and also who she wants beside her, on the long road ahead. A stunning start to a series that is sure to be gold for many readers. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
thereadingchick 15 days ago
This novel is a tough one to categorize. It is definitely a Young Adult novel, but does not fall completely in the fantasy category as the title would lead you to believe. Although, this first book sets us up for a great future fantasy series, Walk on Earth a Stranger read as more of a historical novel. It takes place during the Gold Rush, when hopeful men and women made the trek across country, led by stories of golden nuggets just sitting on the ground waiting to be picked up. I grew up in California, and this part of its history has always fascinated me. I am also a fan of fantasy and was interested to see how Rae Carson was going to mix these two genres together. Leah (Lee) Westfall, feels gold. Ok, that sounds weird, but her gift is that if gold is near, she can feel where it is and dig it out of the ground. Her family has kept this gift a secret, because, as you'd think, this could be a very advantageous gift for someone to have, and if she landed in the wrong hands, her life could become a prison of sorts. When bad things start to happen, it seems that someone has found out her secret. I know, that was very vague, but it is a pivotal moment in the book, and I don't want to spoil the excellent way the author led you to it. Lee flees evil and ends up on a journey, disguised as a boy, to meet up with her best friend, who has joined the trek to California. Rae Carson's descriptions of life in a wagon train were so realistic that I could taste the dirt, and feel the grit between my teeth. Lee's feelings and emotions were so mature and adult that I forgot I was reading about a seventeen year old girl, and became totally immersed in this story which is a sign of a truly talented writer. The second novel in his series will be released on September 27th, and I will definitely be picking up a copy to see how Lee's journey continues.
Reading_With_Cupcakes 4 months ago
Imagine you live during the great California gold rush. Now imagine that you had the ability to be able to find gold without even trying, as if by magic. That would make life much easier back then, don't you think? Well, you would be wrong. Leah is just that girl. She is a teen aged girl with the magical gift of being able to locate gold. She doesn't have to try, she gets a tickle in the back of her throat when she gets near some and the feeling gets stronger and stronger the closer she gets to the piece of gold that is calling to her. She doesn't have to guess where the gold is, she knows. Of course, Leah has to keep this a secret. People would love to be able to have her special gift. It is the great gold rush after all. It would make it a lot easier to strike it rich with a power like Leah's. The only people that know her secret are her parents. And like good parents, they don't exploit their daughters special talent and they tell her to keep it a secret from everyone, even her best friend in the whole world Jeff. Then one day, she comes home from school to find her parents murdered and her life has changed entirely. All of a sudden she finds that she has an uncle that has big plans for her (and her gift) and her best friend is heading off to California for gold with or without her. So she does what any other girl who can find gold magically and is about to be exploited would do, she disguise herself as a boy and heads off West after her best friend and in search of gold. So, to sum my feelings up about this book in a nutshell...it really made me want to play Oregon Trail. Walk on Earth a Stranger does a great job of making the reader see what going West during the great gold rush would be like. However, that sadly also means that there are quite a few boring parts and a lot of parts where nothing really happens. Seriously. Too many places where nothing really all that exciting happens. But then the things that do happen, and they are written so well they help you forget the boring, dragging bits! There was one point in the book that I had a hard time continuing because I was just so grossed out! I could imagine the situation quite vividly and yeah...Wow. What I really liked was Leah. I thought she was very well written and I truly enjoyed reading a story about a strong female. And even though she starts out pretty strong, we still get to see her go through her own transformation and growth. All in all, I found Walk on Earth a Stranger to be a very easy, relatively quick read. Even during the slower parts the pages were just flying by. My Rating 3.5 stars This review is based on a finished copy that I won through a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Find more of my reviews here: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/
bookharpy More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I'll be completely honest though, the book is pretty slow paced. However, you have to understand that it IS a western and not the kind full of gunfights and Native Americans attacking and chock full of action. Its not like what people are used to from a YA novel. It is so realistic though. The story is following Leah as she treks across the United States bound for California to escape her uncle who murdered her parents. She is disguised as a boy for safety's sake and travels with others also going to California. On the trail they face sickness, buffalo stampedes, heat stroke, lack of water and other difficulties. I enjoyed traveling with Leah and seeing how she faces each hardship. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS I've had such luck with books lately! This book has been yet another anticipated read that met, maybe even exceeded my high expectations! Lee has always been able to detect gold, enough gold to keep her family safe. She's kept it a secret, but someone knows and will do anything for the gold, and to have control of her. To escape, Lee decides to flee to California and meet her best friend along the way. But it's not easy, not at all, and she certainly can't travel as a girl. The entire premise of this book is just so interesting! It's about a girl who can detect gold, during the Gold Rush Era. This was all done really well, and the plot did revolve around Lee's ability, but the setting actually felt more important. That sounds bad, but I actually loved it. This book includes Lee's journey to California, that's the majority of the book. While in some other books, I find traveling a bit boring, this was actually very interesting! Lee has to go through a lot to get to California, so there's not a dull moment, and the historical element was incredible! It really did feel like I was in that period! I didn't realize this while going into this book, but it has one of my favorite tropes: a girl dressing as a boy. Major props in general for having my favorite trope, but it also was done in a very satisfactory way. Meaning: She was a boy for the majority of the book. Anyway Lee is a great MC. She's obviously strong and resourceful, she's able to go through so much and make it. Jeff is her best friend and he's also an amazing character! Actually, all the characters in this book are so well-developed, even the horrible ones! Lastly, there isn't really a romance in this book. This is a shame because I was shipping things, but I expect romance in the next book. Maybe just a little bit? IN CONCLUSION Overall, I loved this book! It was as amazing as I expected! The plot was unique, the historical elements were fantastic, and all of the characters were incredible well-developed! I admit I am very curious what will happen next in this series!
Amber_Elise More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Walk on Earth a Stranger was the western adventure I never knew I needed! Plot: Leah Westfall can sniff out gold like my cat can sniff out treats. This unusual skill has helped her family stay above the poverty line but has also brought unnecessary attention to them. A tragic incident forces Leah to go west to follow her best friend Jefferson to California because God decreed it. Leah is one of the most badass female characters of the Old West. She knows that by being a woman, she's a target for every highwayman along the trail, so what does she do? She disguises herself as a man and joins a company. Much like The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Walk on Earth a Stranger is an adventure. We start from Georgia and end in California, and quite a lot can happen on that dusty trail. Characters: It's astounding how I can become attached to characters on pages; I feel like I've gone through so much with Lee and her company, even though I was an outside observer. I held my breath at danger, I cried at loss, and I smiled during celebrations. I lived this trail with Lee and her company. For those who need romance in their novels, be aware that that Walk on Earth a Stranger is very romance-lite which is a-okay with me. The best friend and potential love interest, Jefferson, is a great character by himself and I feel that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg of what makes Jefferson tick. World Building: Carson's writing and world have won me over completely. As I've only read fantasy from this author, I didn't know what to expect in her writing historical fiction, but let me tell you; Carson has completely captured the feel of 19th century America perfectly. My tongue was dry and my bones were tired from a hard day's journey and I was in my bedroom! Short N Sweet: Walk on Earth a Stranger is a strong start to what I expect to be a fast-paced adventure-filled series!
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
Walk on Earth a Stranger is soooooo out of my comfort zone. This is the third historical book I’ve read this year, and I’m pretty proud of this fact. :) I NEVER would have touched one before… and now I’m finding that I actually really enjoy them! (Up next: an historical romance!) Lee, the daughter of two loving parents, has a special gift: she can smell gold from miles away. She can sense it laying on the ground, buried, even in someone’s possession. Pretty amazing, right?! When Lee’s parents are killed and she finds out her uncle, legal guardian, is the one responsible, she quickly flees cross country to California in hopes of finding gold and starting a new life. It’s no secret how much I adore road trip books… but guess what! It doesn’t stop there! This is the second western I’ve read in the last few months, and I really enjoyed the traveling aspect. Riding horseback, encountering so many hardships along the way… I’m loving it!! Apparently I enjoy living vicariously through these adventurous characters since I NEVER travel myself. That was probably my favorite part of this book. I do have to say the pacing was extremely slow for my liking. Maybe this was because it was on the longer side of what I usually read, so I felt like the story was dragging a bit? Or maybe it had to do with the fact that I was listening to the audio, which makes it easier for my mind to wander? I’m not sure exactly what it was, but I did lose interest here and there. Not often, but enough that I felt I should mention it. Overall, I’m really impressed with how much I enjoyed this story. For someone who isn’t an historical fan to enjoy this so much really speaks volumes. I’m eager to see what the next installment of this series will bring to the table. The ending wasn’t a cliffhanger (thank GAWD!) but it did leave it quite open, ready for book two to pick up right where it left off. (Thank you to Harper Audio for the review copy!)
Addie27 More than 1 year ago
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson Book One of The Gold Seer Trilogy Publisher: Greenwillow Books Publication Date: September 22, 2015 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: I absolutely ADORED Rae Carson's Fire & Thorns series. I'd read The Girl of Fire and Thorns before blogging (mid-2012), but read The Crown of Embers and The Bitter Kingdom as they were published. Such an agonizing wait for The Bitter Kingdom! I loved that the series got better with each book. I'm really hoping that the same will apply for this series. Leah Westfall can sense gold, which is a handy ability during the Gold Rush. No one knows about her ability excerpt her parents - and her uncle who murders her parents and tells Lee they will be heading West, him and her. Lee runs away, journeying to the West on her own. On the way, she joins a family - the Joyners - and a friend who also ran away - Jefferson - and it's not long before Lee feels like she has a place in the group that she's traveling with. But Lee has more secrets than one - she can sense gold, but she's also masquerading as a boy. Rae Carson has certainly created a unique and rich story, scene, and cast of characters. I haven't read many Westerns, or books set in nineteenth-century United States, in YA. I actually just read Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, and it follows the EXACT PLOT (except Kate can't sense gold). Parents are killed (parent, in Kate's case), girl goes out on her own, gold is a huge factor in the story. I LOVED Vengeance Road, but I didn't quite love this one. Still, I was very interested in this story, from start to finish. Despite this book being slightly longer than most YA books (which doesn't bother me!), the story moves at a decent pace. I have a dislike about the pacing actually, but it's a little different (see below). I wasn't bored, even though the plot wasn't terribly fast. I liked Lee from the start. She is an only child, with no brother, so she does all of the labor that a boy would normally do, including mucking the stables and whatnot. She also pans for gold, since she has the gold sense. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
fatimaaaxo More than 1 year ago
Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! I’ve been hearing a lot about this book. Westerns are making a come back this year with books like Vengeance Road, Under a Painted Sky, and Walk on Earth a Stranger. I never used to read them before, but I’m so glad they’re back – I’ve been very into them lately. At first, I thought this was a high fantasy book. I don’t know why, maybe it was the vibe the fancy cover gave off or Rae Carson’s other book – The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Imagine my surprise when I read the synopsis a few minutes before getting into the book and realizing it was Western. This book got me out of a terrible reading slump, you know, that one after Queen of Shadows? Yeah. Anyway, let’s just get into this review. Leah Westfall has a secret – she’s a gold witch. She can sense and dig up gold deep beneath the earth around her. But one day, her parents are murdered and she is forced to go west, to the land of plenty gold, where no one will think twice about her gold-finding skills. She disguises herself as a boy – Lee – and takes to the trail, fighting hardships and finding friends as she goes. However, to top it all off, Lee is being chased by her parents’ murderer so that he could control her and make a fortune off her. Damn. This book gets a solid 4 stars from me because I think that it is a very great start to the trilogy. I didn’t know this was going to be a trilogy until I finished the book, so I’m really pumped to see where things go! There are so many things I’d like to see happen and I’m sure we’ll be seeing them as the series progresses. The main character was so strong! Sure, she let herself cry but she wasn’t weak. Our main character is fierce, smart, strong, and loyal. This is only the second Western book I’ve read but I’ve noticed these traits as a pattern in the genre – which really appeals to me. Strong characteristics in MCs are very essential to me and this book definitely did not disappoint. Another thing I loved about this book was the slow-burn romance, I’m a sucker for these. They’re painful but it all ends up totally worth it in the end when the characters get together. That makes me even more excited for book two! There’s just one teeny tiny issue I had with this book. The secondary characters weren’t developed enough. I felt like they had potential to become something more, something more complex. However, they were just kind of… basic. I’m hoping we get more intricacy in the remaining books. Other than that, this was a very enjoyable read and a great kick-starter to the trilogy! Solid, action-filled plot, slow-burn romance, and a fierce heroine. Everything you’d need in a book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Simply great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
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Enjoyed this book very much.
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