Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (194)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week, I'm waiting on:

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Release date: September 27, 2016

The sequel to the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award longlisted Walk on Earth a Stranger

After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home—one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson—her longtime best friend—hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes.

But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

Rae Carson, acclaimed author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, takes us deep into the gold fields as she continues this sweeping saga of magic and history, and an unforgettable heroine who must come into her own.

I loved the first book, which mostly took place on a wagon train heading west across the frontier (one of my favorite historical settings)  and I think this sequel sounds fantastic and more like a historical fantasy rather than straightforward historical fiction. 


  1. I've been meaning to start this series. Great pick! I'm gad to hear you enjoyed the first one. :)

    Here's my #WoW

  2. YES!! I am SO excited to read this book already. I just recently snagged a copy from Edelweiss, and I can't wait to start it. I know it's going to be great. :)

    Awesome pick!!

  3. I am looking forward to this one as well. I think I saw it on Edelweiss! Great pick, Christina, and Happy Birthday! :)

  4. Historical fantasy is such a rich setting with so many possibilities. I have to say this one has me curious- a frontier setting and the gold angle- and I like the sound of a wagon train too! As a kid I was always fascinated with covered wagons. :)


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