Welcome to the Vengeance Road Blog Tour! If you're following all the stops on the tour, then boy do we have some special treats for you! Today I have my review of the book for you to enjoy! So without further ado, lets check it out!
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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Read: August 18th-24th, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Source: Publisher in exchange for review
Description from GoodReads:
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.
Sometimes you gotta let the people you love go.
The minute I heard the synopsis for Vengeance Road I knew it was going to be the book for me, and when the cover was released, I just knew this was going to be a great one.
Then BEA 2015 came and everyone got ARCS, including a good friend of mine, (who couldn't help but brag, that little nut.), it wasn't till I came across the sign ups for the blog tour that I finally got lucky and was able to get a copy to review!
Vengeance Road was the second YA Historical Fiction that I've ever read, the first being Walk on Earth a Stranger! Like I did with WoEaS, I found myself thinking of Indiana Jones and The Lone Ranger (With Johnny Deep), through out the book, growing up with Indiana Jones I couldn't be happier! Bowman wrote the book perfectly so that we could actually hear the western slang when we read it.
Not only did she get the slang perfectly, but her descriptions of scenes and locations actually made me feel like I was in the book. It was fantastic, I truly felt like I was living in the wild west.
Katie became an instant favourite character, she was fierce, she stood up for herself, used her strengths to get what she wanted and never took a no for an answer. Who couldn't love her.
The Colton brothers were also a hoot, the constant bickering and knocking heads, is definitely relatable. I am always doing the same with my sisters, I definitely able to relate to the two!
Vengeance Road was an adventure made you apart of the story, and I'd love to experience more!
"I can't hear words that ain't spoken." ~ Katie
Recommend to People Who Enjoy:
Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Cowboys, Revenge, Indiana Jones
Erin grew up in rural Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood telling stories. It is rumored that her first words were not "Mama" or "Dada," but "Once upon a time." In middle school, when kids were going off to sleep-away camp for the summer, Erin was attending writing camp and penning short stories.
She studied web design (and minored in Creative Writing because she couldn’t stay away from stories) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. After several years working in advertising and designing websites for various brands, she moved from Boston to New Hampshire, where she now lives with her family and writes full-time.
When not writing, Erin can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. She drinks a lot of coffee, buys far too many books, and is not terribly skilled at writing about herself in the third person.
She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, and is the author of the Taken Trilogy (available from HarperTeen) and Vengeance Road (HMH Books for Young Readers).
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