Release Day Celebration: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson {Excerpt & Giveaway}


I am so excited that WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful new series by Rae Carson, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About the Book:

Author: Rae Carson
Pub. Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 448
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The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research. 


I hear the deer before I see him, though he makes less noise than a squirrel – the gentle crunch of snow, a snapping twig, the soft whuff as he roots around the dead grass. I can hardly believe my luck.

As quietly as falling snow, I raise the butt of my daddy’s Hawken rifle to my shoulder and peer down the muzzle. A crisscross of branches narrows my view. The deer must be allowed to wander into my sights, but that’s all right. I am patient. I am a ghost.

I’ve tucked myself into a deadfall, the result of an ancient, dying oak looming above me. Snow fills the cracks between branches, creating a barrier to the wind. I can barely see out, but I’m almost warm. The snow around me clinks and tinkles like bells, melting in the early morning warm snap. The hem of my skirt and the petticoats underneath are ragged and soaked. If the girls at school saw me now, I’d hear no end of it, but it doesn’t matter. We have to eat.

You can read the rest of the first chapter annotated by Rae Carson on the original excerpt here.

About the Author:

raecarsonRae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy.

Her next book, Walk On Earth A Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015.

She lives in Arizona with her husband.

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1 (one) winner will receive a set of the 3 GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback). US Only. Ends on September 30th at Midnight EST!

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Good luck everyone 🙂



4 thoughts on “Release Day Celebration: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson {Excerpt & Giveaway}

  1. I tried your Raffelcopter link, but I wasn’t able to get to the site. Do you have another link to get to the giveaway sign up?

  2. I have this book and I cannot wait to get started on reading it because it sounds like it is going to be such a fantastic read. The main character sounds like she is going to be such a strong one, and I love the sound of a YA Western. I have never read one of those before.

    • Lucky!! This seems so good! I read Vengeance Road which is a YA Western and it was really good. It definitely opened my mind towards the genre and this one sounds pretty interesting too 🙂

      XX Ner

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