Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Like A River Glorious by Rae CarsonLike a River Glorious by Rae Carson (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2)

Genre: YA Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Anticipated Release Date: September 27, 2016

Spoilers for Book 1

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.
Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

I absolutely adored WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER when I read it this Fall, and somehow I missed the news that the cover had been released for the second book. Shame on me! What a glorious (GLORIOUS!) cover it is, too. I really want to buy these books so I can have them in my collection, but I always fear the dreaded “third book cover change” in YA trilogies, so I may need to hold off on a physical copy.

But one way or another, I am gonna get ahold of LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS the second that it comes out. *grabby hands*

How gorgeous is that cover artwork? Have you read WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER? What books are you waiting on this week? Sound off in the comments!