Author: Rae Carson
Published by: Greenwillow Books; September 22, 2015
Format/Source: E-Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Walk On Earth A Stranger was a really interesting story. I loved the concept, but I found a big chunk of the book to be really boring. This book felt more like prequel than the first book in a series. I am, however, excited about book 2 and where the story is going to go from here.
I really enjoyed the character of Lee. She is smart and brave. She is on the run to California to join the gold rush, with her magical ability to sense gold. The ability her uncle wants to use and control. She is able to detect right away that her uncle only has the worst of intentions and decides to run away and hopefully catch up with Jefferson, her best friend, who left days before.
Lee’s journey west was the part of this book I found boring. For long periods of time she was just traveling and even the flashes of action during her journey didn’t really excite me at all. It started to pick up right around the time she found Jefferson and I really enjoyed the story from then on. I did find it really interesting that she managed to make this long journey while hiding her ability and pretending to be a boy.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and I enjoyed Rae Carson’s writing style. I have not read any of her other books, but I am looking forward to reading them and reading the next book in this series. The story moved a little slowly, but this is a pretty good book and I would definitely recommend it.