Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

23719270 Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Published September 1st 2015

Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.

 

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When I seen the cover reveal for this book months ago, I knew I would love it. After waiting months and months (I even pre-ordered this book, which I rarely do), I finally got it in the mail. And within 24 hours of receiving Vengeance Road, I finished it.

Vengeance Road is one of my most anticipated books of all time and I had extremely high hopes when I started it. This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. Within 24 hours of receiving Vengeance Road, I finished it. I could not put this book down. I read it in one sitting and love every single second. Right from the start, I was hooked and I was so sad when it ended.
I loved the main character, Kate. She’s exactly the kind of character I was hoping she would be. She was very well written and tough. She didn’t take any crap and wasn’t afraid to shoot people when she needed to. She took charge of her life and was fearless.
I really liked how the relationships in this book were well developed and weren’t forced.
I loved the plot of this book and the pace of the story. It reminded me a bit of Mulan, which I loved.
Overall, I have nothing bad to say about this book because I loved every second of it. It’s exactly what I wanted it to be and more. The second I read the last page, I wanted to start rereading. Not only is Vengeance Road one of my favorites of the year, it’s one of my all time favorites.

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