Waiting on Wednesday: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson & Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Both of these are from fabulous YA fantasy authors and I'm really, really looking forward to reading them...

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)Walk on Earth a Stranger 
(The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
by Rae Carson
YA Urban Fantasy
Hardcover, 432 pages
September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books


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.

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Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Queen of Shadows 
(Throne of Glass #4)
by Sarah J. Maas
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, 672 pages
September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Are either of these on your can't-wait-to-read list?


  1. I'm desperate for both of these - great choices!

  2. Great picks!! I'm super excited for Queen of Shadows. I can't wait to see what happens next in the series!

  3. I still have the third book to read, but I know I'll love it. It's been staring at me from my shelf since release day, so I really need to get to it soon.


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