Wednesday, August 31, 2016

waiting on wednesday: like a river glorious

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted over at Breaking the Spine!

This week's pick:
Like A River Glorious (The Gold Seer #2) 
Rae Carson

release date: September 27 by Greenwillow

blurb: (SPOILERS for book 1): After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Why I'm waiting: 
 I really enjoyed the first book in this series! I am not usually a huge fan of Gold Rush-era historical fiction, and I find westerns quite boring, but the first book in this series, Walk on Earth a Stranger, was the exception to that rule! I really loved it, and I remember most of the major plot points, even a year later, which is the sign of something really great to me. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book :) 

what are you waiting on this week?



  1. I've got this one for review, and I'm excited about starting it soon! Great pick!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I've been debating picking up the first one for a while now, but I'm glad to hear you liked it! Makes me even more interested.


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