Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Gold Seer Trilogy
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Leah is poised to have everything she ever dreamed of on the long, dangerous journey to California’s gold fields—wealth, love, the truest friends, and a home. Thanks to her magical ability to sense precious gold, Leah, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have claimed rich land in California Territory. But their fortune makes them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Leah and her friends must fight back with all their power and talents.
Leah’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter California’s history forever.”
This is the third and final book in the Gold Seer trilogy and was a good conclusion to this series. Once again there was less (almost no) adventure in this book; this book was more about the politics happening in San Francisco during the Gold Rush and Leah’s effort to make things better and protect her friends.
This book ends up having a very Ocean’s 11 type of vibe (as crazy as that sounds). Each of Leah’s friends ends up coming up with part of a scheme to take down a powerful villain; the full scheme isn’t revealed until the end of the book.
Carson’s writing remains incredibly easy to read and engaging. I enjoyed seeing where all our characters ended up. The story is also tied up nicely.
Overall I was pleased with this conclusion to the Gold Seer trilogy. I am always impressed with how effortless Carson is to read and how quickly I am drawn into her stories. I had hoped for more adventure and less politics in this book; so I was a bit disappointed by that. However, I am happy where our characters ended up and am excited to see what Carson starts working on next.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge