Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Posted September 15, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Vengeance Road by Erin BowmanVengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Historical, Westerns
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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When Kate Thompson's father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.      In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.   

Review

This book is exactly what I was looking for! I’ve never really read a western, but I’ve grown up watching a lot of John Wayne.
Vengeance Road felt very much like the movies I watched as a kid.  There are gun fights, chases across the plains, and possible romance.
I really liked Kate.  She’s fierce, and though I think she shouldn’t have gone looking for those that murdered her father, she was brave for doing it.  I also adored Jesse.  He’s rough around the edges, and a little preachy at times, but he tries to stand by the promise he made his father.
I did respect that Bowman didn’t shy away from things that did happen in that time period.  She doesn’t sugarcoat it, and you feel like you are there with the characters.  You feel the same emotions they do, and despise the same people they do.
I think Vengeance Road does an amazing job of showing that maybe what you set out to do doesn’t make you feel the way you thought it would.  It also shows how amazing friendship and trust can be.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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