Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson

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?  

34 comments:

  1. I still need to read the first book but I own a copy so I WILL READ IT. Hopefully soon :) The cover for this one is gorgeous ♥ I hope it delivers for you!

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  2. I still need to read the first book in this series!! I'm a sucker for historical fiction :) Thanks for sharing, adding it (along with book one) to my TBR now!
    Here's my WoW.

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    1. It was a great historical fiction, totally made me want to go read more about the time period. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but wow, does this one look pretty! Thank you for sharing ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  4. This reminds me I need to read the first book in this series!!!!! I hope you love this one. 😀

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  5. I haven't read the first one, but I LOVE these covers. I hope this one is just as good as the first for you!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. The covers are to die for, aren't they! You should check out the first one if you get a chance. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I've been looking at this series and it sounds so good ~ adding it to my TBR pile for sure. Love the cover. Hope you enjoy reading it!

    Renee My WOW

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  7. I liked the author Girl of Fire and Thorn book, so I might check out this series as well. Great pick!! :)

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

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    1. YOu should give this a try. I liked The Girl of Fire and Thorn myself! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.

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  9. I still haven't read the first book yet, and I actually bought it! It's on my summer reading list. I hope you enjoy reading this book Lisa.
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  10. Here's hoping this one will be uploaded to Edelweiss! I didn't love the first book, but I want to see where the series goes. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Lisa. :)

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    1. I'm hoping so as well, since I read the first one that way. Hmm, that's too bad that you didn't love the first one, but good that you liked it enough to want to see where it goes. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. This looks like a book I could fall in love with. I'll have to watch for it. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It was a wonderful historical fiction. I loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

    I've just added the first book to my TBR list. It really sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. It was a great historical fiction with a touch of fantasy. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  13. I hadn't heard of this before but the series sounds like a lot of fun!

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  14. I have book one on my TBR but as I'm not a big historical fiction reader I've been putting it off but it does intrigue me and I admit I think this cover is appearing to me a bit more so I may have to just give them a try since I've heard such good things.

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    1. The historical is good, but it is done in such a way that you are just lost in the story and not feeling like it is a history lesson. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. I have yet to read a Rae Carson novel and I really need to change that soon. This book sounds amazing!! I hope that it is one you love. <3

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  16. I've heard great things about this series and I love the cover! Great pick, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I loved the first one and can't wait to see where it goes next. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Ohh great pick Lisa I heard a lot of great raving reviews about the first book, and this one looks and sounds fantastic as well! Thank you for stopping by my blog Lisa.

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    1. It does sound like it's going to go in another great direction! Thanks so much for returning the stop.

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