Friday Firsts – Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson


Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson
Also by this author: Walk on Earth a Stranger
Published by Greenwillow Books on September 22nd 2015
Pages: 432

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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 for 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.

Carson, Rae. Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) . HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

My First Impressions

OK, I don’t feel like this is my absolute favorite example for the start of this book just because I am really enjoying it, but not much of a hunting fan. I don’t really mind it in books, its just not what I would typically choose to highlight. 🙂 But I am sticking to the very first paragraphs of the book. I will say this, it does highlight the type of life the protagonist leads. She is hunting because her family needs food. I am not very far in, but found myself very quickly taken in with this story. I love the voice of the main character and am very interested in finding out what is in store for her.

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to share in the comments, and also feel free to link up!

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9 thoughts on “Friday Firsts – Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson”

  1. I LOVE THAT BOOK!! 😀 So I’m really glad to hear you’re enjoying it already.

    I started Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley last night. The first chapter is a bit dry, since the MC was in the middle of her day’s work (repairing chimneys and smokestacks). But the world is fascinating (South African inspired steampunk), and I’m curious to see how the murder mystery / investigation progresses.
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  2. Ahhhhh I absolutely loved this book! So happy to hear that you’re enjoying it so far, Lisa. I agree: not a fan of hunting, but it definitely adds a gritty realism to the frontier lifestyle! I’m reading Breath of Earth by Beth Cato right now, a historical fantasy set in early 20th century San Francisco. It started a bit bumpy but I’m enjoying it now. 🙂
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