Saturday, April 11, 2015
Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
I love the cover for Walk on Earth a Stranger so much. It's gorgeous. And I cannot wait to see it in person. Though having read the book, I do not really get why the girl on the cover has long hair and a dress. In most of the book, Leah pretends to be a boy. But even so. This cover is very stunning. I really adore it.
I'm not really sure where to begin talking about this book. Because I loved every part of it. It is different from what I have read, and I loved that so much. I could not stop reading this book the moment I started it. Every part is exciting and oh so interesting. The writing is gorgeous, as always with Rae Carson. <3 I had no issues with it. This plot takes place in the Gold Rush era, 1849. Which I found to be all kinds of exciting, as I know nothing about it. Ack. I must do some research. I loved the time this story took place. I loved reading about all the things that happened. How people lived, how they all searched for gold. Just, everything.
There are so many characters in this amazing book. I shall try to mention a whole bunch of them. The main character is Leah, whom goes by the name Lee. This book is from her point of view, and I loved that so much. Because she is an amazing person. And so exciting to read about. I loved her so much. I loved getting to know her. I love how fierce and strong she is. How she does all the work. Loved how protective she is. I loved reading about her family, but goddamn. Heartbreak. And I adored her horse.
There is something special about Lee. She can sense where there is gold. And oh my gosh, I loved that so much. And I loved reading about how she did it. And gah. I wanted to see much more about it. But there isn't too much of it in this book. Hmph. But I'm not sad about that, because there weren't any gold where she was travelling. And I found the plot to be so exciting. Sigh. But yes. I really loved Lee's talent. It was amazing and I cannot wait to get to know more about it. Lee is all kinds of awesome. Loved her.
Her best friend is Jefferson. Whom I also really adored. We get to know him a lot, yet not enough, I think. I can't want to get to see more of him. But yeah. Him and Lee have an amazing friendship. And I really loved reading about them together. They are awesome. And I just really adored Jefferson. Sigh. Though I did not like how close he seemed with Therese. Hmph. But I don't think anything happened with them. Though I loved how all three of them were great friends. So yes. No love triangle in this book.
The plot of this book is different from what I imagined. Yet it was all kinds of perfect and even better than I thought it would be, which I loved. Something awful happens to Lee's family. She has to leave for California, and all the gold there. Such is the story of this book. Lee travels as a boy, to hide from someone. And her journey is so damn amazing. But oh. When she was robbed, my heart broke. It was so mean. Ugh. Yet amazing to read about. She met so many amazing people. I loved those with the boat.
So yeah. The plot of this book is with Lee traveling towards California. Which takes many months. And it is so damn exciting and amazing to read about. So much happens. Scary and exciting things. Some bad people. Some really great people. I adored Jasper, Tom and Henry. They were cute. I liked the Major. I found Therese to be cute. But Mrs. Joyner. And her husband. Ugh. Sometimes I hated them. And then sometimes I really liked them. But in the end, I did grow to love Mrs. Joyner. She was pretty amazing.
I wish I could talk for ages about the plot of this book. But I shall not. It is a pretty long book, yet when I read it, it felt too short. I loved every moment of it. This book is so exciting and different. I loved reading about Lee. And all the things she saw. How hard it was to travel like that. How many people died. And ugh. I thought this book was beautiful. And I'm so glad that I read it. But yeah. Now I am dying for much more. Also, I'm crossing all my fingers that I might find a print ARC of this beautiful book. <3
The romance in this book. The summary mentions a slow-burning romance. And, well, there really isn't much romance in this book at all. But then again, we know that Lee and Jefferson have feelings for each other. Sort of. And it slowly turns to more, but I feel like more will happen in the next book. And I cannot wait for it. They would make the most amazing couple and I ship them like crazy. I cannot wait to get to read about their awesome romance. Ack. Just really hoping there will be more romance in book two :D
In a way, I felt like Walk on Earth a Stranger was leading up to book two, which I guess will be even more exciting. But I also thought this book was so damn amazing. It's exciting. It's dangerous. It's just really interesting. And I loved every moment of it. Sure, most of it is walking around for months, but so much exciting happens. So much heartbreak. And I needed to know what would happen next all the time. I think this was an really amazing first book. Though now I'm really dying to read the next ones. Ack.
I don't think I have managed to fully share all my love for this book. But oh, how I loved it. I thought it was really amazing. And I think you should all read it right away, if you can. If not, go pre-order it so that you can read it in September. The wait will be worth it. Though my wait for book two might be way too long. Hmph. I have no patience :) Walk on Earth a Stranger is such a special book. It's so different and so exciting. I loved the time it takes place in. And the characters are perfection to read about.