Summary: Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes.
Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.
She also has a secret.
Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.
When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.
The acclaimed Rae Carson begins a sweeping new trilogy set in Gold Rush-era America, about a young woman with a powerful and dangerous gift.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Recommendation: No I would not recommend this book
Disclosure: Borrowed from my local library. No Spoilers
I was so excited to read this book I thought the premise was awesome. Sadly, it didn’t live up to its potential.
The story to me just felt boring, like I had read this story before. I only got 160 pages in but I could already tell I had read all the excitement in the book.
I was just so disappointed about this book, it sounded so interesting but it just didn’t deliver.
As this was my first Rae Carson book, I will give her other series a shot but my expectations are very low.