Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting. I've chosen the 2nd book in a trilogy that I just adored the first book. The first book, Walk on Earth a Stranger, was such a great historical fiction with a tiny element of fantasy in it that I loved. The realism of the life on the gold rush trail, and for a girl at that, was just incredible. I cannot wait to see what will happen to the characters now that they have arrived in California. Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
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.
I highly recommend this series for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, or stories about this time period especially. And the author, Rae Carson, is just such a wonderful writer, she makes the characters and the world around them come to life.
So, what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?