Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3) by Rae Carson

Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogyLeah Westfall’s journey has been one of ever-present peril, hidden magic, harsh realities, loss, life, determination, and love. She has searched for a place to belong and a place to call home, and people who can accept a girl with magical powers that prove to be both blessing and curse.Rae Carson has been lauded as one of YA’s best writers of fantasy, and ...

Details Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

TitleInto the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherGreenwillow Books
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Westerns

Reviews Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #3)

  • Suzanne
    FANFREAKINGTASTIC! I have loved this series way more than I thought I would. I am kind of glad I waited for the final book to come out so I could read all three this past week. I loved the plot, characters, and well, everything about this series! This trilogy has been a great reading experience!
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2.5 stars. I found this pretty meh, though not necessarily bad. I was just bored, which is pretty much the opposite of what a heist story should ever make you feel. Yes, it's a Wild West heist story, but I found some parts predictable, and I wasn't wowed by the reveal of how they pulled it off. The group of characters was nice to spend more time with though!Audiobook - The narration was good and is probably half the reason I got through this once...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    I adore this series as a whole and this was a great ending I think, fitting to the rest of the story. Full review and rating to come.
  • Erin
    If Ocean's Eleven took place in the Old West and had parts for actual fully formed woman it would be this book.I'm not usually into Westerns. I don't watch movies or tv shows that take place in The Western Frontier. Its not my thing, but I discovered The Gold Seer trilogy by accident and I've found the entire series to be fun and unique. I couldn't have asked for a more suitable ending to this series. The writing was stellar and the plot was comp...
  • Kristy K
    I found the beginning slow and was concerned I wouldn't like this last book in the trilogy, but thankfully it picks up a little after half-way and goes back to the action and adventure I remember and enjoyed so much from the first book. A satisfying, albeit overly perfect, conclusion.
  • Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout)
    I loved the first books in this series but I think it should have been a doulogy. I actually thought the second book wrapped up very well, though after reading this I realize there were a handful of loose ends still (Becky's house, Hampton's wife, Free Jim, Lee's real parentage - not that it mattered).Uncle Hiram was a compelling antagonist, but James Henry Hardwick just isn't. *minor spoilers ahead* I thought Mrs. Joiner discussed in the last bo...
  • Justine
    A great conclusion to a really terrific series. This final book had a bit less eminent danger than the previous two, and entailed more of a complicated advance plan than Leah and her companions have previously had in order to deal with their problems. The outcome therefore had a more permanent feel to it, giving a true sense of real peace and safety for the community of Glory, California in the future.This is a series I enjoyed from start to fini...
  • Jennifer
    Into the Bright Unknown is the third and final installment in Rae Carson's young-adult historical fiction trilogy titled The Gold Seer. Set in the gold rush era, Ms. Carson puts her spin on history by adding a bit of magical realism which added some interest. Topics related to gender, race/slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, and corruption are brilliantly showcased in my opinion and added a depth that many YA authors could learn from. Ove...
  • nick
    This was a lovely end to the series. It's not as exciting as the previous books, actually it's a little mellow, but it works for a finale. And as always I adored the cast here.RTC
  • Hollis
    "I don't see many prospectors of the female persuasion. It's too hard a life for the weaker sex.""I'll hear no more from you about the weaker sex until you've birthed three babes."The final book in Carson's The Gold Seer Trilogy might not have been my favourite of the three but it still gave me almost everything I had hoped for after starting this series. We get more of Lee being a little hotheaded but learning to temper herself and rely on Jeffe...
  • JoAnna
    Well what can I say.... It took over a month to finish this.... It was predictable and a tad stale compared to the first two books.... BUT!!! I ended up enjoying it:) I hope there isn't a fourth book. Lets just stop at three please:)
  • B.A. Wilson
    This was disappointing and unnecessary. The plot was thin. The storyline was boring. It’s also a bit preachy, which I wasn’t in the mood for. I don't mind when books have lessons or make a good point, but I hate that feeling like it is forced upon the author is hitting me over the head with it. When that happens, it disrupts the story more than it helps or makes a point. I gave this 3 stars, because I still love the characters and s...
  • Jessica (HighFantasyFanatic)
    A Lovely ending for a cast of wonderful characters.
  • Kayla
    Okay so my enjoyment of this installment was slightly less than the other books, I can't pinpoint what was exactly wrong with it but I do know that the romance was just not good.
  • Tara
    This book was one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2017, and now that I've finished it I just feel.. Meh.And I'm so disappointed! The first two books were so strong, and I was so excited to finally wrap up this story! Usually the sequel is the weakest link in a trilogy, but in this case it was definitely the third one..Now, don't get me wrong; I did enjoy this story. 'What?' I hear you ask. 'Your first half of this review doesn't give that ...
  • Natalie
    This cover is even better than the last one.Look at it.Behold its glory.And the title!!!When I first saw this I was literally going to cry
  • Dragana
    Into the Bright Unknown was for me a weakest part of the series and a lukewarm ending to it. While everything is resolved I wish it ended with bigger impact.
  • Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
    This is such a fantastic series, but this book is my least favorite out of the series. The way the book ended as kind of a let down because Lee had to explain to everyone (and us) what exactly went on during the book, which just felt like a long (and confusing) info-dump. Overall, though, this is a fantastic book series, I was just a bit let-down by this one.
  • Runell
    Actual Rating: 3.5Not exactly what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it nevertheless.
  • Tricia Levenseller
    Another fantastic conclusion to a trilogy by Rae Carson. She’s one of my favorite authors and an auto-buy for me. Love how clever this series is!
  • Chelsea
    More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Hmmm... What to say about this. The conclusion of Rae Carson's Gold Seer trilogy, I had Into the Bright Unknown pre-ordered pretty much the moment it became available. I loved Leah and her friends, and was eager to see the conclusion of her story, especially since the evil Uncle Hiram seemed to be out of the picture.With Hiram being out of the picture, Carson had to make a sort of strange...
  • Bookbuyer
    It was tough for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars! It's definitely a 4.5!I loved Leah throughout the series. She is a strong, smart female lead. My favorite kind!I loved how the author incorporated real issues at the time. The Indians, the African Americans I can't use the word in the book. I don't like it. I love how everyone got their happy ending at the end. Well except for Tom and Henry which it was finally confirmed for me! I wonder who Ja...
  • Lexi
    I'm still not sure if anything actually happened in this book. Simply put, definitely a complete let down after the previous two books.
  • Saniya
    Trigger warnings: racism, microaggressions, slavery and kidnapping, sex work mention, blood and gore, misogyny, sexual harassment, This was fine. The story was fine. The plot was fine. The twists were interesting. The magic was intriguing if underdeveloped. I don’t know what she imagined would happen with only two characters with power in a three book series. Not to mention the second one only appears in this book. The romance was cute and heal...
  • Cassie O. | Lost In Tomes
    I am not entirely sure what I expected going into this but I know a revenge/heist plot was NOT it. I was intrigued at first by this sudden plot change however the more I read, the more disappointed I was. The first mistake was that we have a new (less interesting) villain in this one. Uncle Hiram was so hate-able! And while James Hardwick is still a bad guy, he’s just not as compelling. A heist story needs a strong, despicable villain that ever...
  • Lucie
    I've enjoyed this one so much, which shouldn't come as surprise considering how I adored Walk on Earth a Stranger and Like a River Glorious, but I've had such bad luck with book finales. Each book in this trilogy really feels like one arc of the overall story and I think that Rae Carson built that so well and it's also cleverly reflected in the book titles. I didn't really know what to expect with this one, but I loved the (light) heist feel this...
  • Brandon St Mark
    Probably one of the best books I've read this year, and one of the best series I've read, ever. It talks about privilege, and handles it in a really good way. Lee, the main character, sees the privilege that men have over her, but especially in this book but throughout the whole series, she sees the privilege that she has over black and Native peoples. It's a really well timed message to put in a book, but it doesn't get super preachy either. It'...
  • Lori
    Honestly, as a series finale, this one was pretty disappointing. I loved the characters, as usual, and their relationships but there was not a lot of action or excitement or danger or really much of anything else in this one. And the end where they all come back together after their plot to discuss how it all went down really annoyed me. I just wanted to experience it with them but instead had to listen to everyone else's role in the plan except ...
  • Eden
    As endings to trilogies go, this one was pretty good. Overall, I felt the book was unnecessary because a lot of the stakes were recycled from the previous book in my opinion. I enjoy these characters and reading their story, but I think having it be two books would’ve been more satisfying.They spent a lot of time in San Francisco, so it was cool to see how the “city” was and how things were going there; however, I wanted to see more how thi...