Vengeance Road by Erin BowmanVengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Vengeance Road

byErin Bowman

Paperback | March 7, 2017

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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'sroom 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.
Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she lives in New Hampshire with her family and when not writing she can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Visit her and on Twitter at @erin_bowman. "
Title:Vengeance RoadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.74 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544938402

ISBN - 13:9780544938403


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman This book wasted no time getting to the action. Smoke is everywhere, blood is tainting the air, and there’s a girl sighting down her Pa’s murderers who’ve got hell to pay. There was loads of shootouts, saloons, gold mines, sweating in the desert, Apache, folklore, and thirsting for revenge in every page. It held true to all the best parts of a classic American Western. Vengeance Road had a bit of everything I love most in storytelling: a kick-butt heroine, life-or-death stakes, action to make my heart pound, and morals that go gray around the edges. This is the kind of book I'll re-read again and again.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Western I've only ever read a few westerns, one being the new Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson, which is very similar to this novel actually, both books starting with a girl who has recently lost everything and then goes on a wild adventure of revenge and gold, all the while pretending to be a boy. Though the books are similar and I did read WOEAS first, I enjoyed this book a lot more. It was realistic, uprooting, depressing, historically accurate, and all around just a really great book with grey, spit-fire characters, a gritty and blood stained plot, and dusty twists that keep you wanting more. I think the thing I loved the most about it was the way it was written; because of the main character's environment and upbringing, her grammar and pronunciation isn't perfect, and Bowman did a fantastic job of integrating that into the novel. I'm almost disappointed it's not a trilogy; I could really use some more Jesse in my life (hot damn), but it's definitely on my top 5 list for standalone novels.
Date published: 2017-05-04

Editorial Reviews

Teens sick of books that coddle them will enjoy sinking their teeth into Bowman's latest? the book demands the same stoicism from its readers as the heroine herself possesses." - School Library Journal * "Kate's pursuit of the murderous Rose Riders, intertwined with gold-rush greed driving men to madness, makes for a thoroughly engrossing read." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "[Kate] is a hard-riding, tough-talking young woman who can shoot to kill. The story is hers to tell." -VOYA "Readers will be entranced by Bowman's swiftly paced, romantic revenge drama, and historical fiction fans will relish the period clothing, western dialect, and details of everyday life. With plot twists galore and a nice surprise at the end, it's a page turner." - Booklist "A story of grit, love, and deadly revenge that climbs off the page and into your heart-saddle up for a thrilling, harrowing ride!" -Alexandra Bracken, New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds trilogy "A take-no-prisoners heroine with a bloody debt to settle. I'm still breathing in the dust and hot Arizona sun." -Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter "Gritty and honest, Vengeance Road captures the heart of the Wild West." -Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink "Thrilling. . . . Kate is a heroine to be reckoned with." -Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles "Relentlessly readable, Vengeance Road is a perfect Western. You won't be able to turn in until you get to the very last page!" -Saundra Mitchell, author of The Springsweet "Flinty and fierce, Kate is a formidable addition to the pantheon of tough young adult heroines. Her story and voice crackles to life." -A.C. Gaughen, author of the Scarlet Trilogy "Gold madness, a good-for-nothing posse, and frontier justice: Vengeance Road is everything you could want in a Western." -Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate trilogy "This is the kind of book I'll re-read again and again." -Susan Dennard, author of the Something Strange and Deadly series "