Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson is the sequel to the YA historical fantasy, Walk on Earth a Stranger, set in the American Gold Rush.
“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.“
Overall Rating : 4/5 – Very entertaining and unique but this installment felt a little slower and repetitive in the plot line.
Cover Rating : 5/5 – Cover fit perfectly to the story and is an eye-catcher.
Plot Excitement : 3/5 – Again, a little slower especially in the middle, but the ending picked it up.
Quick Read : 4/5 – Read this book within one day.
Emotional Connection : 3/5 – I was rooting for the main characters, and the uncle is cruel to say the least.
World Building : 4/5 – Got to see more of the Gold Rush era in this book as well, and introduced more of the slavery of the Chinese and Native Indians.
Unique YA : 5/5 – Definitely unique in the setting that isn’t touched on in YA.
Possible Re-Read : 4/5 – I would re-read this series as a whole.
Published: 27 September 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: Hardcover
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