Rae Carson is the author of two bestselling and award-winning trilogies. Her debut, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, was named a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Andre Norton Award finalist. Walk on Earth a Stranger was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award and won the Western Writers of American Spur Award. Her books tend to contain adventure, magic, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. Originally from California, Rae Carson now lives in Arizona with her husband. www.raecarson.com
"Simply terrific--tense and exciting, while gently and honestly
addressing the brutal hardships of the westward migration.
...[Leah] takes center stage as a smart, resourceful, determined,
and realistic heroine who embodies the age-old philosophy that it
isn't what happens to you, but how you react to it that
matters."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Carson is known for her world-building and strong female characters and she handles everything with carefully constructed, well-researched aplomb. It's a book that illuminates an important segment of American history...sustaining YA interest through adventure, fantasy, and romance."--Booklist (starred review)