Like a River Glorious
Lee Westfall survived the dangerous journey to California. She found a new family in the other outcasts of their wagon train, and Jefferson, her best friend, is beginning to woo her shamelessly. Now they have a real home—one rich in gold, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense the precious metal in the world ...more
With an equally beautiful cover and intriguing title, Like a River Glorious picks up where the last book left off. Leah Westfall, Jefferson, and accompanying crew have reached California and set about gold digging on a new piece of land. It's the California Gold Rush and they have the biggest advantage ever - Leah can magically sense the presence of gold. Good times.
However, Le ...more
I did mostly enjoy this and will finish out the trilogy. I really enjoyed the audiobook.
I am not a history scholar, nor part of any of the marginalized groups portrayed in this book so I cannot speak fully on the representation, but I will say that I wondered if this played into the white savior trope. We're told the story through a w ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Bad men are never all bad, and good men are never all good, and it makes it hard to know up from down.
The thing with Like a River Glorious is that it's weaker than its predecessor. Simply like that. When I first read Walk on Earth a Stranger, it felt like I've found a gem of a book. Authentic historical settings, flawless language fitting the era, likable characters and Wild West adventures. What more could a girl dream of in a book? So, it was obvious I'd want the simila
“The truth is I’ve got witchy powers that lead me to gold as sure as the west leads the sun.”
This was an interesting sequel, and Leah finally got to put her gold-finding powers to good use!
Leah was a strong character in this, and she tried really hard to be honest with people, and to keep them from danger in whatever way she could. It was unfortunate that she onc ...more
I've liked Leah from the start. She's smart and strong and not afraid to stick up for herself. The cast of characters who have joined her on this crazy adventure is just as awesome as she is.
As always, I didn't bother doing a reread of the first book because I was excited to start. Thankfully it was easy to settle right into what was going on. The plot is a bit of a slow burn, but th ...more
Rae Carson, the New York Times best selling author, is back with the most awaited sequel of her young adult fantasy trilogy, The Gold Seer Trilogy called, Like a River Glorious. After the first book's major cliffhanger, the readers were frantically looking forward to this book, to learn about the edgy journey filled with tons of challenges fo ...more
Carson does a great job at the historical part of this series; within the first few pages I was transported back into the 1800s, into a time of rough cowboys and claim jumpers, a time when people w ...more
Like a River Glorious, Rae Carson’s fifth novel and the second book in her Gold Seer trilogy, cements her status as one of the best, most reliable authors of YA fiction. Her long string of literary successes without a single glitch shows us that we can indeed trust an author to always deliver and constantly stay at the top of her game.
Walk on Earth a Stranger left Lee and her friends finally in California, trying to find a good settlement and put down roots. The losses they’d suffered a ...more
Intense, exciting, and downright brutal at times, this was a page-turning follow-up to Walk on Earth a Stranger. The story picks up right where the last book left off, but just because the group has arrived in California, doesn't mean their troubles are over. They have to deal with claim-jumpers, overly curious neighbours, and of course, Leah's wretched uncle Hiram.
The book doesn't pull any punches about how horribly the Native Americans of California were treated during this period. I' ...more
Like a River Glorious is pleasant read and great sequel to amazing first book - Walk on Earth a Stranger. Once again, Rae Carson transported me right into the 19th century California Gold Rush era and provided engaging and believable YA historical novel. Smart and realistic characters in this series make such a nice change from all those annoying teenage characters that are so very often present in YA literature. And for that I am incredibly thankful to Mrs. Carson.
My favorite part of this novel ...more
I was super excited to read this sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger, and not least because the first book was one of my favorite Young Adult reads of last year. Knowing how rare it is for a series to strike gold twice though (pun intended) I wasn’t surprised to find that I didn’t find Like A River Glorious quite as earth-shattering as its predecessor, but it was still an excellent sequel and a fun YA fantasy western.
At the ...more
Wow! Like a River Glorious was simply put … glorious! I’m in complete awe of what Rae Carson has crafted with this series. If you thought Walk on Earth a Stranger was a good story, wait until you pick up this sequel that surpassed every monumental expectation that I have. It’s official, I’m obsessed with this series.
Leah Westfall is probably the fiercest and most badass character I have ever come across in a YA series. And I’m not saying just physically. It was clear from the first book that Lea ...more
Reread in October 2017
Like a River Glorious is definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2016. I read Walk on Earth a Stranger last year, and really, really enjoyed the unique and captivating story, and I was dying to know what was going to happen next for Leah and her crew. This sequel was great, and I'm thrilled to add it to my collection!
Leah has been a character that I have loved since I first met her in Walk on Earth a Stranger. She's such a strong, well written you ...more
I have SO much love for this series. And for Jefferson (OMG SWOON). And especially for Leah. It will be a long wait for the last book!
“Bad men are never all bad, and good men are never all good, and...more
◾Strong heroines who are endearingly atypical and always feel like real people.
◾Beautiful, immersive writing that will totally transport you.
◾Enough magic to drive the plot without being the sole focus.
◾Gut-wrenching moments that will Tear. Out. Your ...more
Carson is doing a wonderful job of bringing the Gold Rush to life. The details are amazing, and it's the perfect combination of fact and fiction and magic.
Now in California to stake their claims, Leah Westfall and her friends encounter claim jumpers, the enslavement of the local Native Americans as well as the Chinese, and the continued threat from her uncle. You can see and smell and even taste Lee's world in this book, and I loved it. I can't wait for the next one!
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